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Fall/Winter Catfishing

Discussion in 'Catfish Discussion' started by Normmouth, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. When does everyone stop going after cats for the winter if you stop at all? I've been noticing on the forums that the catfishing has slowed up, and most are targeting other species now.

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  2. monsterKAT11

    monsterKAT11 Team Fatty

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    flatheads will be probably turning off within the next month or so, alot of people have stopped already, i'll probably try as late as i can.

    prime time for blues is right around the corner

    channel cats will be hitting all year round
     

  3. The catfishing has been slow since June.We haven't had no rain so theres no cuurent in the rivers and the lakes and ressies are super low.Its been a bad year for catfishing.I'll prolly go after Flatties for another 2 or 3 weeks and then its Saugeye/Channel cat time.;)
     
  4. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon Hangin' With My Gnomies

    Shoot, I'm just getting ready for the fun time... the late fall and winter bite! I plan on hitting the river at least a time or two per month in Dec, Jan and Feb.
     
  5. i look forward every year to winter channel cat fishing.....NO TURTLES! i tend not to go out channel fishing unless the air temp is above 35-40 degrees with NO wind. i have caught channels quite well with the water temps 32-35 degrees, doesnt get much colder than that in a river, unless its ice. as in summer it is tough, even tougher to locate and catch fish in low/clear water but if it gets muddy and a little higher they go bezerk.
     
  6. I fish year round for them. I caught 16 channels today and a flathead up at Deer Creek today, in the spillway. Water was really moving fast, and was up high. Lots of action. Only 1 saugeye though, which was dissapointing.
     
  7. pendog66

    pendog66 It swims its bait

    i was just out last night and caught 6 channels and one flattie. all were under ten pounds. they were in shallow fast current, when i moved deeper i caught a turtle and left.