close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

I think they are starting to spawn....

Discussion in 'Catfish Discussion' started by catfish_hunter, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. Went fishing all nite Saturday nite and dang near all day on Sunday....We caught 2 nice sized Channels about 2 or 3 lbs and 3 dinks....but nothing big like we had been catching before, and not even close to as many fish as we have been catching...So I think the bigger cats are probably starting to spawn.....

    What do you guys think???
     
  2. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    I think are are also..the fishing will be slow for me anyway for about 3-weeks.
     

  3. rockbass

    rockbass Banned

    2,244
    0
    0
    Were you actually catching them or trot lining them???


    I have been on some nice fish lately. some decent channels and quite a few flatheads. 10 last night.......none huge, but real nice and fought like crazy too. if you were lining, try the rod and reel.
     
  4. traphunter

    traphunter Guest

    I caught 3 channels today that appeared to have been spawning, one of them pushing 10#s.
     
  5. i stopped trot lining for a while cause I want to get into a few tournaments, and I dont want people to think Im cheating...Me and my buddy caught them all on minnows and night crawlers...
     
  6. I caught a female channel yesterday out at Nimisila that appeared to be "spawned out". So either they have finished or they are near completion.
     
  7. tcba1987

    tcba1987 Tuscarawas River Angler

    i think the cats are in the spawn mode every where right now just in different stages of the spawn at each lake. the fishing has been great for the 12-15 inch channel cats for about 2 weeks but i cant find anything larger. BUT i was out tonight and the cats were NOT biting at all, me and the wife and rockbass were at clendening for around 3 hours and only had 4 small channels between the 3 of us. the tusc river has been like the DEAD SEA for about 3 weeks now, cant find a decent cat anywhere. :mad:
     
  8. same thing at tappen been catching 13 to 18 inchers some with eggs this week.
     
  9. zap

    zap

    58
    0
    661
    ditto at Charles Mill last night. First night in a few weeks that I've been skunked.

    We had a couple decent runs...but no hookups. We normally have been catching 3-8 fish a night in the 3-10 pound range.
     
  10. rockbass

    rockbass Banned

    2,244
    0
    0
    Hey TCBA, don't say can't find them anywhere, I caught that one nice one at the creek the other day :D
     
  11. katfish

    katfish Cats are where it's at!

    1,497
    114
    1,398
    The spawn sounds like a handicap for catmen. I love fishing for flathead so much that I will try to overcome the lack of feeding fish to try and catch one that will feed.

    One thing I do know about catfish is that you can't catch them unless you are fishing.
     
  12. Cat Mazter

    Cat Mazter Pro Catfisherman

    462
    0
    371
    I have caught a few Channel's & Flatheads from the Hocking River & Lake Logan & they are now Spawning in Both Areas. I cant wait until Mid July when It really picks up. August is the Best Month for me though.
    Cat Mazter
     
Loading...
Similar Threads Forum Date
crappie spawn starting when? Northeast Ohio Fishing Reports Apr 5, 2011
Big Red Drum Starting To Bite Fishing Reports - Out of State Aug 8, 2017
Starting Fluid ? Boats and Motors Jul 14, 2017
Starting Issue Boats and Motors Jun 15, 2017
Starting Flowers: Dahlia Tubers Home & Garden Mar 20, 2017