Fall Transition

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by catman529, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. catman529

    catman529 New Member

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    Tennessee
    I am going catfishing for channels this fall after I stock up on bait for the winter. Where would they be this time of year? I fish a creek about a castlength wide in most places and up to 8 feet deep in large pools. The average depth is 3.5 ft. I fish in a hole that I think reaches 5 or 6 ft. During the summer I catch channels in 4-5ft of water adjacent to a sandbar. Where would I find the channels during the fall transition? Are natural baits preferred? I have some clams and will be harvesting baitfish most likely today. How should I fish the baits to get the most bite?

    Any help is appreciated.

    Catman
     
  2. terrycook3

    terrycook3 New Member

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    minnsota
    hi;my advice would be to flyline smaller sized cut baits into the calmest deepest hole you can find-watch your line instead of your pole-they seem to be alot more sensitive this time of year! gl to you !
     

  3. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Kingwood, Tx (Houston)
    There is a good article on catching channels in the transition of Fall on the In-Fisherman website.