Fall and winter catfishing?

Discussion in 'WISCONSIN RIVER TALK' started by NightSlayer, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. NightSlayer

    NightSlayer New Member

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    This is my first fall and winter fishing Wisconsin rivers for catfish. The water is down in the 60's and the flatheads do not seem to be in the shallows much. We seem to be catching them in the main channell now - Is that normal for this time of the year? I have read that I should be fishing the backside of the damn now? I want to catfish until the water freezes!!! Suggestions
     
  2. dkhonda

    dkhonda New Member

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    Mr. NightSlayer,
    I would disagree. I have been seeing more flats closer to shore as of late. They seem to have stopped biting on the live gills and have really been hitting the cutbait quite a bit. The fish seem lazy and lethargic though and a bit skinny. The water has been 65-68 these last times I've been out on the Fox. They are taking forever to take the bait too.