Snow cats

Discussion in 'Catfish Discussion' started by Salmonid, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. Got out today for some snowy catfish action on the GMR. Well, I got out for a little over an hour from about 3:00 till 4:15 or so, it was cold and windy, did I mention the windchill was 12 degrees? anyways, I hit the "Pickle" hole (dont ask) and its a little sheltered and close to the car so thats why I went there. Did I mention it was freaking cold out there?? I just pretended I was steelhead fishing and dressed up real warm in multiple layers.
    The spot I was fishing has a deep undercut bank with tree roots, some exposed wood, a nice current seam and is anywhere from 4-7 ft deep. The river was really cranking ( up 2 feet) and had moved a tree into the best casting spot so I fished around it. Water temp was 39 according to the USGS gauge nearby. so for you warm weather mamby pambies out there....I took a 3lb channel right away and then fished for a while and had another mediocre hit but he never took it good enough to lift the rod (circles/cut shad) but I knew there was another fish around so I worked all around the spot for another 40 minutes or so without any action and decided to call it since I was getting cold as the wind was picking up and shifted into my face.

    A little cold never hurt anyone eh? ;)


  2. Nice catch. congrats. I love winter fishing.

  3. fisherman5567

    fisherman5567 Fishin Everyday

    Hey Mark nice kitty! Thats awesome you made it out! Im glad you didnt call me cause i would have said he** no! it was pretty nippy, oh i forgot to mention my coveralls were in the washer. Nice catch ttyl.
  4. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon Hangin' With My Gnomies


    Good job. We need toget on to some warmer weather Cumberland River blue cats in a couple months! :)
  5. thats one "cool" cat!;) yup, i would have cussed you out if you woulda called me askin to go, that wind was BRUTAL!
  6. tcba1987

    tcba1987 Tuscarawas River Angler

    Way To Go !!! Nice Cat !!!
  7. Yalls around dayton need to show me how to do this winter catfishing and flathead thing. Ive got channel cats down but dont know much else than that. Indian lake is my cannel cat hole. Some place close would be great.