Eggs in Catfish in Oct???

Discussion in 'LOCAL TENNESSEE TALK' started by TennesseeJugger, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. TennesseeJugger

    TennesseeJugger New Member

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    I cleaned some fish and 5 out of 8 had eggs in them, do catfish spawn twice a year? Whats up with the eggs?
     
  2. festus

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    Good question. Someone else asked the same thing a few days ago. I really don't know the answer, but know someone who might. He has a degree in fishery biology or something similar. Don't know how to contact him, but I can get hold of his brother in law. I filleted a bluegill early this week that also had eggs.
     

  3. redbone

    redbone New Member

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    what type of fish ? caught in what water ?
     
  4. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    I have always been told that they do spawn twice a year . Not sure if its channels or all fish . I have caught fish all year long with eggs in them . Maybe some are later then others .
     
  5. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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  6. skippi2use

    skippi2use New Member

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    this year. First time that I have ever seen this. These fish have been coming out of the ohio river. I just caught a couple 2 weeks ago that dumped the eggs in my boat. They looked like they had begun to go bad. I "think" it was because water was up during the spawn and pushed them back out. You could ask shad man about this. He is on here in the Indiana forum he has a fisheries degree. I have asked this and that was his short answer as we really never got into it.
     
  7. skippi2use

    skippi2use New Member

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    was supposed to say water had been up and then dropped rapidly. Did this several times. Also temp would get up around 80 something and then drop back down as the water dropped down. The water temp on the ohio seem to stay in the upper 70's all summer long.
     
  8. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    i dont know about catfish but i know this time of year suckers and forage fish will be full of eggs to hold over until spring. All of my cutbait this year has had eggs in them
     
  9. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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  10. TennesseeJugger

    TennesseeJugger New Member

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    Channel Cats caught in Old Hikory Lake in Tennessee.