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Due to the shortage of spot I decided to chum starting one hour before low tide Thurs along the ledge at Podickary Pt.I got the slick going in 27 feet and only saw 3 other boats anchored out.There were a lot of marks and bait balls but also a lot of weeds and small logs in the water.The first 2 fish were small rock.I finally had a huge tug and a the drag was humming.When it got up to the boat it pulled away twice before getting netted. I measured it on my fish box and it was a 28 inch cat with a huge head.I have a history of being spiked by cats fishing in Florida so I got out my gloves to handle him.Having never cleaned a cat I threw him back but he gave me a great fight. One hour after low tide the fish disappeared except for a few breakers that looked like small blues.Any advice on cleaning cats would help if I hook another.Do the bay cats have spikes on their fins?
 

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Thanks for the quick replies.The next one will land on the table.I didn't realize they were so common.I've caught them on lakes but they never fought like the bay cat. Its gloves only if they have spikes.
 
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