Catfish nesting at Lake of the Ozarks

Discussion in 'MISSOURI LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Cut bait, May 30, 2007.

  1. Cut bait

    Cut bait New Member

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    Some friends of mine live at lake O and they are telling me that the cats have stopped producing on their trot lines.
    Does anybody think that the cats have moved into nesting mode yet???
     
  2. Fishin'_Fool

    Fishin'_Fool New Member

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    Moberly MO
    That would be my guess...I fish a small local lake in central MO and fish are few and far between. A few people have been catching them off the rip-rap dam using jigs, so I would think they've started spawning, but different waters may dictate different spawning times.
     

  3. powercat

    powercat New Member

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    Olathe,Ks/Fish Gravois Mi
    Fishing has been slow on Lake O. The water temp. this past week-end was 73 degrees which is ideal for their spawn. We need to try and find where they are spawning or wait till July and start fishing again. I have heard that July 2 is the best fishing day of the year for blue cats.
     
  4. bluebruiser at james

    bluebruiser at james New Member

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    Virginia
    definitly spawning
     
  5. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Ivy Bend on LOZ, Missouri
    As of last night I was still catching eater size Blues on R&R around the 58MM Marker.:wink: