I've been using willowcats for 2 years . I catch some eyes but I'm not good with them .Can you educate me ? I use egg sinker or bottom bouncer . A lot of the time I see the willowcat upside down or twirling . To me this isn't natural or good . Also I lose a lot of willowcats to snags . I don't like that because of their price . Sure would appreciate help on how to fish them . Thanks
How Do You use Willowcats
Mr Greensand, Thanks for your reply. I'm full of questions : When you "bottom fished" with Willowcats does that mean you threw the WC out and left it sit on the bottom or did you slowly move it. Could you feel the bite ? Any beads or spinners ahead of the WC ? Appreciate all the info !! gg
I fished with a guide 2 times where we used willow cats. First time was on pool 10 and we didn’t catch anything. 2nd time was pool 9 and slayed them. Caught 2 man limit we kept and released 7 or 8 slots
each time we used them was bottom fishing with a slip sinker rig
i think to troll them is not a natural presentation
Thanks Tim for your reply ! I appreciate it. I am trolling them with the Minnkota. In the current it's hard to slow them way down. When you cast them , do you want them to go over the wingdam and drop into the hole below the dam or do you want them to stay in place pretty much ? I've been hooking them through both jaws. What's your feeling on that ? Finally , do you ever jig them ? Thanks again gg
Sounds like you are trolling with them hence the spinning. Try going slower. The way I use them, I use an egg sinker and about a 3' lead. I cast them up on the upriver side of wingdams, and let them swim around.