day or night - which is better for pond catfishing?

Discussion in 'Pond Fishing' started by catoon, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    does the cats in pons bite better in the day or night
     
  2. misterwhisker

    misterwhisker New Member

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    depends on the size of pond and how much pressure it gets
     

  3. andrew76

    andrew76 New Member

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    Well if Im after flattys I always fish at night.
     
  4. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    Night for sure.Most of the pay-ponds around here stay open all night And I usually do better after the sun falls..
     
  5. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    Nights for sleeping darn fish better learn to eat in daytime.
     
  6. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Sun up and ant sundown is prime time for me:wink:
     
  7. skipjack1984

    skipjack1984 New Member

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    theres a 5 acre pond here in dickson that i never even get a bite during the daytime but once it gets dark i really catch some nice fish so i would say nightime for pond catfishing
     
  8. Cattn-Jeep

    Cattn-Jeep New Member

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    I can catch them around the clock where I am...it is definitely slower during the day though. I've caught all my larger channel cats during the day. At night I always catch a bunch of smaller ones, usually between 9pm and 11pm. My favorite time is during sunset, right when the sun touches the trees on the horizon and for an hour or so after that.
     
  9. shooter06

    shooter06 New Member

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    Nighttime always takes the cake for me but I had some darn good luck right around sun up and a few hours afterwards too.
     
  10. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    I agree with this post 110 percent if its never been fished or not very much they will hit anything almost anytime. IMHO
     
  11. RiverBuggy4x4

    RiverBuggy4x4 New Member

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    I like fishing ponds that hasn't been fished for a long time its always a mystery what your gonna catch
     
  12. seahaggy

    seahaggy New Member

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    "This is your catfish brain" Springtime is Daytime, Summer is nighttime, Fall is both, Winter is daytime. Any Questions...lol
     
  13. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    I've caught fish during the day, but, never a Flathead during what I would call daylight hours,,
    Have caught them either evening, or dawn when there was light, but, not in the middle of the day..
    Still working on that one..!!!!
     
  14. fowlnfish

    fowlnfish New Member

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    Haven't caught a lot of cats but my biggest came at 4:04 in the afternoon. :wink:
     
  15. tigman

    tigman New Member

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    Dusk and dawn are always best for me.
     
  16. toolmaan

    toolmaan New Member

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    I agree
     
  17. Jamesriver

    Jamesriver New Member

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    I strongly prefer day.
     
  18. festus

    festus New Member

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    I have access to a 4 acre pond which is about 20' deep at the dam. This is on a business's property that closes each day at about 5:00 pm. Channel cats were stocked in there, but I've only caught one--a four pounder on a doughball. So I'm thinking night fishing would be more effective on this pond. I've tried everything, live minnows and shiners, nightcrawlers, live bluegill, cut bluegill, cut shad, shad guts, shrimp, and crawfish and probably other baits I've forgotten. However, I have permission and can get a key to fish after hours. I'll let everyone know more after April, May, or June. The only thing I've caught on the live bait and cut bait have been bream, bass, and turtles.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2010
  19. jrgriffhusker

    jrgriffhusker New Member

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    I like fishing at night just because it's a lot more quiet. And I catch lot of cats during the night. But I've caught all my big fish in the mid morning. 9 to 11 am works for me.
     
  20. keller54

    keller54 New Member

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    i usually do i the best at dust till about 11am