Shallow blue catfish

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by catchaser1, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. catchaser1

    catchaser1 Active Member

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    How shallow are the blues biting on yall's local lakes or rivers?
     
  2. allworknofish

    allworknofish New Member

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    here in texas we are catching them as shallow as 3 foot....all these in these pics came from three foot or less coming out of the river into the bay
     

  3. FISHINSANTEE

    FISHINSANTEE New Member

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    I would put in my 2 cents but you already know whats going on around here.
     
  4. allworknofish

    allworknofish New Member

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    sorry...forgot to upload the pics...here they are..some of you have already seen them
     

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  5. FishBrew

    FishBrew New Member

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    For consistant numbers and size blues on rod and reel in north Texas: in most cases less than 5 foot, less than 10 foot almost without exception.
     
  6. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    I ran into some small ones in 6 feet of water on cut bait.
     
  7. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    shallow flats all the way to 2 ft. depth will and are producing in this part of the world.
     
  8. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    I am not that far up the road from you, so our water temps are probably about the same, and we started catching fish shallow this past weekend with great consistency. These warm days and not so cold nights are slowly pulling the water temps up into the 60's and 70's during the day.

    It is late March though, and you know how fickle weather can be. Temps will remain high until mid week, and then a front is coming through and the temps are going to be more seasonal bringing the highs back into the 60's and 70's.

    The bad thing is that we have a tournament on Lake Wylie Friday night and the weather is looking significantly cooler than it has been. Hopefully that will not mean a case of lockjaw.
     
  9. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    shallow flats here. about 2-3 foot. we caught 8 between 5, and 8 pounds yesterday on nightcrawlers. thier stomachs were gorged from feeding. pre-spawn here.
     
  10. loki1982

    loki1982 New Member

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    BlueHunter, that is a great crappie you got in your pic.
     
  11. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Scott thats is some good looking catfishes.
     
  12. jlcclh

    jlcclh New Member

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    Nice catch man!:cool2:
     
  13. jlcclh

    jlcclh New Member

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    Here in Va. i've been catching them in 10-20ft. fairly consistent.
     
  14. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    johnnie
    right now im fishing a lake where the game and fish comm.has a caged fish raising opperation going on.im fishing 5 ft.deep over 50 ft. of water.the fish seem to be suspending under the cages.hardest thing going is getting out to the cages.wind has to be just right.