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    Default What types of catfish are in michigan

    I know there are flats and channels.... but are there any blues up there?

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    I'm not 100 percent certain but I am pretty sure that there aren't. At least not in my area...that I've ever heard of. How's that for a definite answer? As far as I know blues are mainly (which ain't much I'll admit) blues are mainly found in pretty large rivers and lakes.


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    Are you from Michigan Marshall? Not seen too many Michiganders on the BOC.

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    hey thanks, I actually live in Missouri, where the big blues are lol, but my mom lives in southwest mich. so I was wonderin wat kinda stuff to bring with me, i come up there summer, winter, and sometimes spring (add break to the end of each of those seasons)

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    I have been catfishing off & on for years but never seriously until I got bit by the cattin bug this fall when we were living in texas for a while. That said, I'm probably not the best one to ask about flatheads or blues. As far as the channel cats around here you just need to go to the grocery store & stock up on chicken liver. It's the best bait for channels I've ever found.

    As to flatheads, I just emailed the DNR the other day & they told me that:

    "Flathead catfish are typically found in large rivers in south west

    Michigan. The lower Grand, Kalamazoo, and St. Joe all have flatheads. As

    you move upstream in these systems, the type of habitat that the

    flatheads like becomes more limiting and the rivers get smaller. We only find

    flatheads in the lower 30 miles of these rivers."
    In your area the Grand River should be pretty good.

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    Thanks, I know where to get channels and flats, but i was just wonderin about blues...

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    If you know the good spots for flats up there maybe you could show me where to find 'em:) lol

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    ill see if there still there this summer, how big do you want?

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    Biggest I've caught so far was well under 10lbs

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    those are the best kind to eat...


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