Does anyone know when catfish go on the nest in Kentucky?

Discussion in 'LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK' started by kycatman01, May 25, 2006.

  1. kycatman01

    kycatman01 New Member

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    does anyone know when catfish go on the nest in kentucky? i would appreciate the info.
     
  2. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

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    Blanchester, Ohio
    I read in a magazine article that the water temp. has to be well into the 70's before cats start to spawn.
     

  3. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    Jackie, I have been catching quite a few channels in spawning colors lately. I haven't seen a lot of scars and ground down teeth though, so it is doubtful that they have started nesting. Also the water temps have been abnormally low. I would think that they will start making nests in the next couple of weeks, but not actually spawn for three to four weeks. Vern
     
  4. cook

    cook New Member

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    From what I have read,it will be on June 2,at 3;12 a.m.,thats what the farmers almanac said,and other web sites
     
  5. cornbreadnky

    cornbreadnky New Member

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    Elizabethtown, Kentucky
    as of thursday i have seen that the river cats are starting there spawn and are getting a lil harder to catch up around hardin co. a friend of mine had some in his tank and when he removed them he found alot of eggs in the tank.. this is just what i have seen--- have a great day and be safe
     
  6. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    Floyd county,KY
    I havent caught any scarred cats yet but they have been hard to catch the last few times Ive fished.
     
  7. Big Country

    Big Country New Member

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    Union County, Kentucky
    the channels have been on the spawn for a couple of weeks now ive been catching the fire out of them on the canal in between KY and Barkley lakes on slip corks