Bluecats

Discussion in 'LOCAL WISCONSIN TALK' started by Junior42, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

    Messages:
    500
    State:
    Catlettsburg, KY
    Hello, I am from Kentucky and I was wanting to know whe do you all start fishing for bluecats?
     
  2. Jay Jay

    Jay Jay New Member

    Messages:
    136
    State:
    Wisconsin
    None in Wi. Only in the missip. maybe some in rivers that run in to it .
     

  3. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

    Messages:
    500
    State:
    Catlettsburg, KY
    Ok thanks!:big_smile:
     
  4. NightSlayer

    NightSlayer New Member

    Messages:
    17
    State:
    Wisconsin
    You will find many flathead and channel cats in wisconsin rivers.

    Flathead bait:

    In spring use cut bait from carp, sheepshead or gills

    Summer use live bait of blue gills or suckers

    Channels bait:

    Spring use Sonny's blood sink bait

    Summer use Sonny's regular sink bait

    This is the best advise I can give you for fishing in Wisconsin - Dont let anyone tell you there are no catfish other than channels - I can catch flathead over 20 pounds in Wisconsin
     
  5. Dnedster

    Dnedster New Member

    Messages:
    122
    State:
    Wisconsin
    When you get a BLUE cat in WI call the DNR there was never been 1 caught in the state!!!!!!!
     
  6. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

    Messages:
    7,305
    State:
    Shelbyville, TN
    Very interesting. I did not know they were that warm blooded.
     
  7. Jay Jay

    Jay Jay New Member

    Messages:
    136
    State:
    Wisconsin
    I catch alot of flatheads ,besides hook an line I run bank poles ,off my land .Its a very effective way to catch catfish , its also very expensive , if you have to buy bait , which I do . I have never caught a flathead on any thing but live bait . I have heard some guys do ,but they are smaller fish . My biggest flathead to date is 33lbs , My brother caught a 47 in. 48lb'er. We do alot of catch and tag [DNR] and release . Wi . DNR just held state wide meetings on many wildlife concerns , stricter regulation on flatheads was a major issue. We shouldf know soon the outcome of these meetings .
    Its a pleasure hearing from fellow Wisconsonites who like to fish jay jay
     
  8. ninrugger

    ninrugger New Member

    Messages:
    93
    State:
    WI
    both of the questions had more yes votes........i have the numbers in an email but i'm to lazy to go get it lol....but both did well, we'll see what the DNR does now...as long as the closed season for the flats is catch and release only (which i believe it's supposed to be)....i'll be a happy camper
     
  9. Dnedster

    Dnedster New Member

    Messages:
    122
    State:
    Wisconsin
    Like I said no blue cats in WI
     
  10. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

    Messages:
    500
    State:
    Catlettsburg, KY
    Someone told me that there where alot of bluecats there. I guess I got told a lie.
     
  11. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

    Messages:
    10,217
    State:
    Greenup Co. KY

    When you going there Junior? You taking me?:wink::smile2: