Fish during the winter

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by catman529, Mar 2, 2007.

Fish for cats during the winter?

  1. No, looking forward to this spring

  2. Yes, only blue cats

  3. Yes, whatever bites

  4. I have tried

  5. I fish year-round

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  1. catman529

    catman529 New Member

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    817
    State:
    Tennessee
    Spring is coming up, and some of you are ready to start fishing - but some have been fishing all winter. Let's see who is doing what...
     
  2. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    4,875
    State:
    Missouri
    I admit that I am a wimp when the weather is cold. You won't catch me doing much of anything outside unless the temp is above 45. Did some late fall fishing when it was 35-40, and I was miserable, and didn't catch any fish. Went ice fishing a couple of times, had fun, but still would've rather been somewhere else that was warm.
     

  3. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    1,709
    State:
    Independen
    Haven't been out much, but I've been out every month so far(except this one-but going Sunday).
     
  4. loki1982

    loki1982 New Member

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    420
    State:
    Texas
    I didnt get to fish at all this winter. Our lakes are so low we cant get in really. The one time we did put in, it was 40 outside, and i spent 2-3 hours tring to catch bait and even the bait skunked us.
     
  5. Wyocatman

    Wyocatman New Member

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    291
    State:
    Centralia, Illinois
    I'll fish rain, sleet, or snow. High water, low water, hot, cold, subarctic.
    You'll never catch anything sittin on the couch and ni love to be outside. And if Im outside no better way to spend my time than to wet a line. Poor weather, less fisherman. That and a fish has to eat you know.

    Dru
     
  6. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    5,444
    State:
    Henderson,Ky
    The only time I slowed down was when the temps dropped into the single digits for a week and a half.
     
  7. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    4,303
    State:
    Montgomery, Alabama
    I am looking forward to spring.
     
  8. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    3,764
    State:
    Yuma, Arizona
    I try to get on the water whenever the weather braks during the winter time. Usually the blugill are hitting then. Wish I could find the crappie though.
     
  9. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    10,217
    State:
    Greenup Co. KY
    I used to fish year round but now the cold hurts my neck and back too much to go.I still will go some though(when I can take enough meds to counteract the pain)
     
  10. BigCatDreaming

    BigCatDreaming New Member

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    263
    State:
    Illinois
    I've tried and gotten skunked every time I went out. I wasnt able to find any shad for channels so I used bluegills. I dont know when its this cold out like it is in Illinois, that they are looking for large chunks of bait rather than a smaller portion.
     
  11. cashcat

    cashcat New Member

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    14
    State:
    nebraska
    Tryed it last week. went to a couple lakes but too much ice . so ended up on a small river . it was up from the snow melt, and moven pretty fast. dident have any luck,anditwas a lil cold , but i was living it up . just nice having a poll in the water again!!!
     
  12. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    3,194
    State:
    Beebe AR
    If they are biteing It don't get to cold or bad
     
  13. KsPete

    KsPete New Member

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    222
    State:
    Hutchinson, Kansas
    I've always wanted to try ice fishing, so I did this year... sort of. Several weeks ago when it was still cold, I went to the Dillon Nature Center in Hutchinson and fished through holes in the ice someone else had drilled. Since I didn't have an auger, I used a shovel to re-open them. I caught two 10" trout that day. A week ago Friday I went back after the ice had melted and caught a limit of 5. I was going to go yesterday,but it was just too windy. I'll probably try again this week. I don't mind the cold, but the wind will just wear me out. Next year, I intend to get a lot more serious about ice fishing. I bought a hand auger and plan to buy a high qualilty pair of insulated coveralls and boots.
     
  14. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    7,160
    State:
    NC
    The only time I slow down is for deer season.

    I fished in a snow a couple of weeks ago!! That was awesome!!

    I feel for the folks that are in the really cold areas though. The worst I have to face is the lower 20's in the mornings, and I know some of your folks get that for the highs!! :crazy:
     
  15. LiquidSteel

    LiquidSteel New Member

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    898
    State:
    La Vista N
    Ive iced fished only once, and I had a bad experience. Id rather wait till the snow and ice is gone, personally. Kudos to those of you who do ice fish!

    So come on spring!!!!
     
  16. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    5,289
    State:
    Blacklick, Ohio
    Name:
    Gary
    Im waiting for it to hit 50's Im a wimp :big_smile: . Ill go out in any month but the temp has to be nice for me.
     
  17. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    10,798
    State:
    Oklahoma
    I will fish in winter ,If the temps arent too bad and if its dry with ilttle or no wind,all those years of being made to work in it has made me not want to even be out in it. When I was younger and got a snow day I would allways be out in it hunting ,now if the weather is bad I'm content to stay inside and keep warm.
     
  18. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    9,685
    State:
    arkansas
    Name:
    johnnie
    come nov.i take a brake for deer season then i go back fishing.when the water temp. goes below 50 i switch channels put up the long poles and dig out the ultra lites.its walleye catching time.soon as the water makes it back into the 50s its catfish time.my wife says im fishing and huntimg myself to death.i say what a way to go.johnnie
     
  19. upncomincatfishking

    upncomincatfishking New Member

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    415
    State:
    Cheviot Ohio
    i'm lookin forward to the spring but i would go fishin in the winter just aint found anyone to go wit me.
     
  20. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    680
    State:
    Missouri
    Spring, summer and fall will fins me on the water a LOT. Usually between 20 and 30 hours a week.

    Winter is rough on me, but I still get out a little bit.