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Discussion in 'LOCAL CALIFORNIA TALK' started by daystarchis, Dec 4, 2008.
What do you catfishermen prefer? Lake or River fishing?
All I have ever fished is the river really, so river fishin' for me! :wink:
River for me as well, except for in the winter when most of my fish go back to the Lake.:smile2:
I fish rivers, canals and sloughs. Have since I been a lil one.
wanted to vote for 'canal', but it wasn't an option
Your right, i should of added canals too. My bad:wink:
Where ever they're biting. Other than that it makes no difference to me
Out of the 2 I'd have to go with river. Lakes are more boater friendly than anything, and if you're like me, boatless, then rivers are a much better choice. You can pull some big cats out of the San Joaquin and Kings rivers if you know whereabouts to fish for them. However, sometimes you can't beat the scenery some of the lakes have to offer. It's almost a toss-up between the two, but I'll have to give the river the edge. My real answer is the slough. Not only are me and Big Robb BOC we are also the slough crew.:wink:
OK - Let Me See :0a14:
I love to fish the "California Delta" :0a22:
I also like fishing at "Mendota" :0a17:
And I can't forget the "Flatheads" down in the "Colorado River" :0a23:
So I guest it's "Rivers" for me, but I will fish anywhere, it makes no difference to me because I'm a Fishermen.(LoL)
Either or for me. Summer time its River, winter time its lakes. Spring and fall its both for me. :smile2:
I don't care as long as I can fish
That sums it up.....lol! Right on Pastor E.
I'd have to say that my preference is for the river.... although some lakes are adjacent to the colorado river and you can go into the lakes off of the river..... For me this is the "true fishing".... over the years, the land locked lakes that have streams comming from that I have fished are mostly trout streams.. when they flow out...... The lakes per say are over crowded with folks that I tend to dislike as far as people who use the water..... jet skis..... I don't mind water skiers.. been one a time or two LOL..... its just that when I'm on the delta, I can go where I want to "get secluded" and away from all of the "crapola" that ones gets when going to "Bass lake" or some "pay lake"..... these lakes are for folks that have no imagination.... and maybe they dont even have a boat.... thats ok.... but again, I prefer the river.....especially one that will allow me to leave my boat in the water tied up on shore, or with special rigging in faster water so that I can get into the boat and use it when ever I want day or night.... This is the reward for me...... not many folks fish in rivers at night here in CA, and you tend to have more water to yourself...... No bass butts...LOL
Although locally there are very limited opportunities to fish river waters other than the Aqueduct (concrete river) or a long drive, I prefer catfish that come out of moving water.
It's been my experiance that Lake catfish tend to store up more fat which detracts from their flavor.
Catfish from water with a current seem to be leaner at a larger size.
Also most of the lakes in this area are planted regularly during warm weather and even though it increases the oppertunity to catch fish they don't seem to have the same energy as fish that are wild hatch.
So I guess my vote would be river.
I agree with the leaner quote I noticed that about the channels big time.
hmm gots to be the river, fish have a way better flavor and as for a fight they plum ware out a lite duty rig. just got back from the river Wednesday night and fished the river 8 days and saw 1 boat and 2 jet skis out on the river in the 8 days:wink:
More ground to cover equals more potential for more fish? (sometimes:roll_eyes
love the river
i'm probably the odd man here i like lakes although i do fish rivers on occasion i live about 200 yards from a river but dont fish it much at all
I been fishing rivers since a kid. I am just drawn to the river. I prefer the river to a lake. At least where I fish.