Advise For Catching Blue Catfish : Member Blue Catfish tips revealed

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by elshale, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. elshale

    elshale New Member

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    I have never caught a Blue Cat. Do they live in Lakes, Ponds, or Just Rivers. And what is the best way to fish for them. Arent they bigger Versions of the Channel. I wonder if you can have them stocked in you r pond if it is big enough or will they kill everything like a flatty
     
  2. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    They live in lakes, and rivers. They are more of a big water fish. I'm sure if you put them in your pond they will do alright. Probably not as well as a channel though. Fresh cut bait is what I have my best luck on.
     

  3. Catcaller

    Catcaller New Member

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    Blues are being stocked in many lakes coast to coast...they are finally getting classified as a game fish like they deserve to be in most places. I have a friend that has a pond he dug out himself that I have stocked up for him with channel and blues, as well as a few flathead. They are surviving nicely...but you have to be prepared to boost the forage supply. We're constantly stocking perch, shiners, crawfish and even bass to keep them all fat and happy. It's nice to be able to go to his pond when you dont have time to get to the river and still be able to catch a 30 lb blue cat or flathead.
     
  4. elshale

    elshale New Member

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    Awsome it is nice to know that I have those options. I have been feeding my cats with low priced dog food. So now they should have a little bark
     
  5. Southernraised84

    Southernraised84 New Member

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    If you are looking to catch bigger blues i would look to find a bigger lakes and rivers.Good spots to find big blues is flat sandy or gravel bottoms i have caught most of my bigger blues where the bottom was like this.Use either cut shad or live eels(or cut) for the big boys.I mainly fish for blues the biggest one i have to date is 38 pounds i caught him useing live eels. I fish the cape fear river for my cats never tried a lake so if you need hlep for catching blues on a river or if you have another question about blues just ask.Hope this helps
     
  6. elshale

    elshale New Member

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    Man it does I cant wait to hit the chatahoochee this weelend for some cats.
     
  7. Southernraised84

    Southernraised84 New Member

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    Just want to see if anyone has been catching any nice blues latley? I have caught a couple last week biggest being 16.
     
  8. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    I have not lately but a buddy got a 75 pounder at a BOC so cal derby gathering I had at Lake Irvine a few weeks ago.
     
  9. muskyman

    muskyman Active Member

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    Man, that must have been a big fish :rolleyes:
     
  10. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    LOL, as a matter of fact. That buddy just posted above. Muskyman. LOL