Catfish fever

Discussion in 'KANSAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by kscatman, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. kscatman

    kscatman New Member

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    I don't know about you guys, but i'm getting the itch to catch some cats. I was out crappie fishing today and noticed I was getting bored with the crappies. I commenced dto try to find some shad to net, but had no luck. I was going to try some shallow brush. Maybe tommorow i'll bring along some livers and give the kitties a pitch or two. The water temp is only 46 degrees, but we all have to start somewhere.
     
  2. THRowSOmeStink

    THRowSOmeStink New Member

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    Yea hunting is over except for some turkeys here in march. That wont take to long. I am ready to catch some cats really bad cant wait
     

  3. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Where was you fishing at Eric?
     
  4. KansasKatter

    KansasKatter New Member

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    I netted up about 15lbs of shad at Cheney the other day. All of them about 8 - 10" long or so. Bagged them up and froze them, going to bring some of them to the tourney on the 31st, just in case we have trouble finding fresh. I gave a big bag full to my Dad, and going to make some chum out of the third bag.
     
  5. kscatman

    kscatman New Member

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    Well, I tried for some cats at clinton today, but had no luck. I fished a brushy cove, with the wind blowing into it, near a creek channel. The water was a few degrees warmer than the rest of the lake. I thought for sure I would get some hits there. It did'nt happen though. Oh well I'll try again when the water gets a little warmer. Heck I only caught one small crappie today.
     
  6. DM1975

    DM1975 New Member

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    Unless it is real bad this weekend I am going to hit up the creeks and river around Riley and Geary county. Gonna stick lines everywhere I can. I caught fish on every line I had out last weekend, they were just babies tho. I probably wont start really fishing lakes for another month or so.
     
  7. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    I got 2 cats Sat Night at Wyandotte. Biggest was 4 lbs. Live Goldfish. :wink:
     
  8. KanHeadhunter

    KanHeadhunter New Member

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    In my bass club this past Sunday at Big Hill lake, 1 of our guys caught a 44lb flathead on a jig & pig lure. Water time was 45 degrees. He said it took 40 feet of line when he sit the hook, battle it 5 minutes before landing it. He just weighted and let it go.

    The Fever is getting out in Here!!
     
  9. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    There is nothing like layin into a big one on a lure. Best fight to have. Good job. :eek:oooh:
     
  10. kscatman

    kscatman New Member

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    I finally got a few cats at a small community lake. It's great to catch the first catfish of the year
     
  11. brian sax

    brian sax New Member

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    I have been catching a lot of catfish in mill creek lately, nothing big but a fun way to spend a day off school.
     
  12. DM1975

    DM1975 New Member

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    I have caught almost nothing but bullheads just about. I did have some hooks bent straight over the weekend on the trot line tho. What are you useing for bait there?
     
  13. Rajun_Cajun

    Rajun_Cajun New Member

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    ya i have been out to cedar creek lately, and the catfish have been biting but i havent been getting any hook sets on they, i am probably using to small or big of a hook... who knows
     
  14. brian sax

    brian sax New Member

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    I have been using worms mostly. For some reason I have not caught a bullhead out of mill creek yet, you would think there would be a ton in there but I just cant seem to catch one.
     
  15. DM1975

    DM1975 New Member

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    For some reason I get Mill Creek and Mall Creek confused. I have been fishing out of Mall Creek and catching nothing but bullheads.
     
  16. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Steve, when I had a flatbottom I'd launch it just off from the bridgie on Moll Creek. We fished above and below the bridge, it's been so long ago though, I can't remember if we caught anything or not. I've seen folks catching Crappie from the bridge, not the new one though, it used to be an old wood plank and metal arch bridge. There were a lot of trees and log jams on each side, when they put in the new bridge, they pretty much sterilized both banks on both sides of the bridge, that may have caused the Catfish to leave?
    Jerald and me caught a nice mess tonight, 14 Blues and Channels, biggest was only 4+ almost all on homemade dip bait, I'm going to post the pics in the Milford Lake thread.
     
  17. DM1975

    DM1975 New Member

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    Thanks, I had a few hooks bent out on my trotline Saturday morning. Instead of rebaiting it I just pulled it. To far of a drive for me. I think I am going to try on the river out here by the airfield on post this weekend, see if I have any better luck. After a hook change of course.
     
  18. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    Me too. I'm already tired of catching luegill and bass. It's time for some cats.
     
  19. lobo

    lobo New Member

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    nephews catching cannels at coucil grove lake seen their stringer some in the8 to 10 range i think they have been doing it for about a week now