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Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by kryton, Sep 27, 2006.
how late in the season can u cat fish
does it ever end lol i fish year round rain nor sleet nor gloom of day shall keep me from my goal . im in kentucky it gets cold here but still fish , iv had ice hanging from my rod eyes and still caught cats
There is no season its year round for catfish
channels will bite all winter long in the deep trash filled holes. flatheads get real scarce after the water gets down to 50*.
as late as you want to i geuss
well guess ill break out my winter gear now and get back to it thanks to all:big_smile:
Jay, one feb. I was so catfish deprived I smashed a 4ft hole through the ice on dads pond with cement blocks and caught 5 channels in half an hour on nightcralwers all were 2 or 3 lbs. I also catch channels under lowhead dams in the winter. Ellis on the Muskingum is my favorite, put some cut shad on and they go nuts. I've caught them there every month of the year. I've caught flatheads during the day as late as oct. 30 using cut bait. too cold to night fish for me. By that time of year they are in their wintering holes so if you catch one there are more in there. They just don't feed all the time and only need smaller portions.
I fish as long as there is open water .
From what I've seen on the Ohio River for Flatheads is over 55 ok, better still over 58 for a water temp.
I fished two times @ 54 degrees with cut bait and got lots of bite. The problem was the bites were so lite that I could not hook any.
My boat seldom sits unused for more than 2-3 weeks. I fish for something year-round. I love winter catfishing because there aren't nearly as many people on the water, and lots of blues can be caught then. Spring brings the pre-spawn shallow water feeding binge, then the post-spawn as the weather starts to warm, moving them back a little deeper. During the summer, drifting the channels and humps, then deep water fishing in the fall as the bait moves deep. Something going on here all the time. And in between, I do as much inshore saltwater fishing as I can work in, especially this time of year through late november.
If you ever see a couple of nuts fishing the ohio river when it's -10, odds are one of em is me.
If the water isn't frozen solid, we are usually fishing somewhere for something.
The cats dont hit like they do when its warm, but they are still there and biting.
Yup I fish right up till Ice-in and then I'll get out the auger!!! I luv them fishies!
I like to go whenever I can. I used to hunt a lot but with I can find a lot more fishing places that I don't have to worry about leasing.
They tell me blues eat all winter long, because they dont hold the body fat that the flats do. good fishing and good luck.:cool2:
As far as I'm concern - "It don't stop" - so it never ends for me. :wink:
Take it easy,
Bert:cool2: & Shaina:0010:
Bert & Phil
I fish as long as there is open water, I aint doing any ice fishing.
right into the begining of winter or when it gets to the below zero.
Here in Ohio the flats are usually done by early november, but you can catch channels all year.
I take my Brass Monkey with me. He lets me know when it's time to go home.:lol: :lol:
As a side note, during late January through March you can catch a boat full of crappie. They are in schools. You catch one that is 1/2 pound, everything in that school is 1/2 pound. You catch one that is two pounds, everything in the school is two pounds. Tie a baloon on a long line on the first one you catch and let it go. Wherever the baloon goes, you fish...You'll soon get tired of them.