catching channels

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by master_cat, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. master_cat

    master_cat New Member

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    where is the best place on a lake to catch channels all iv been catching is them little bull heads and no channels i appreaite any help
     
  2. s_self88

    s_self88 New Member

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    Shawnee, Kansas
    Try to fish any cover in the lake (brush piles, timber, docks, etc...). when the water is warm fish the shallows and the flats at night.
     

  3. JAYNC

    JAYNC Active Member

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    Newport N.C.
    Also try creek mouths if there are any, or maybe at the dam if there is one, It all depends on what kind of lake you are talking about.
     
  4. ASASIN

    ASASIN New Member

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    Lawson Missouri
    This time of the year your best bet on lakes is going to be in deeper water off creek arms around structure. Catfish are structure oriented fish and you should find them around 25-35 feet of water. God bless.
     
  5. steveg442

    steveg442 New Member

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    missouri
    i found them in brush along rock dikes at the deep end of the lake
     
  6. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Montgomery, Alabama
    Try down trees, rocks, or drop offs.
     
  7. playinghooky

    playinghooky New Member

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    north carolina
    ive been catching them by docks
     
  8. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Triadelphia, WV
    Name:
    Walter Flack
    Pay close attention to the wind direction. In lakes the schools of shad will be located off the banks that the wind is blowing against. Channel cats along with other fish will be feeding below the schools of shad. On calm days, the best bet is to locate the main river channel that flows through the lake and fish the funnel areas of the lake where the river channel flows through. Look for steep rocky banks,standing timber in these funnel areas. Another good place to try is the mouth of coves. Good luck.
     
  9. master_cat

    master_cat New Member

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    State:
    tennessee
    there is rock bluffs and a large cove area with weeds in the water probly 6 foot deep then theres a creek mouth with bluffs around it