shallow blues

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by slikk03, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    i know blues like the main channel, but what depht do they rome at night, if i cast 50 yards out on the missisipie is that to shallow
     
  2. j.bridges

    j.bridges Active Member

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    I have caught them in 2 feet..so I would say no your not to deep...:wink:
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Willie make sure you are using enough weight to hold the bait in the current.
     
  4. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    We had a 50-60lb monster on the line a couple weeks ago in 3ft of water, adjacent to 80ft water. They do come shallow to feed. I believe it now.
     
  5. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    90% of our fish come out of 2 to 5 ft. water. People still look at us funny when we tell them that but thats O.K. we won a boat in 3 ft. water this year.
     
  6. bobby-catfishing

    bobby-catfishing New Member

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    I hear ya Johnny. I preferr fishing shallow water myself.
     
  7. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    This is very interesting. I have never thought to fish for blues in water that shallow. I will be giving it a try soon however! Thanks for the info
     
  8. BigB

    BigB New Member

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    heck one of my favorite places is only 3 ft. deep and 20 ft. off the bank. but you gotta have a boat to get there.
     
  9. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    Tonight me and a buddy of mine were fishing the Mississippi from the bank. We were using Live Bluegills going for Flatheads. After several hours we were running out of Bluegills and my buddy took his last one after it had seen better days and cut a slit in it's belly. He cast it out as far as he could. 15 minutes later he caught a Blue that weighed 13.5.
     
  10. Geek13

    Geek13 New Member

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    Being the friend that Patrickgd is talking about, I was at most 30-40 yards from the bank so blues can be caught bank fishing on the MS River. :big_smile:
     
  11. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    I caught one today, casting towards a sandbar in about four feet of water. Blues love to cruise sandbars and rockbars searching for mussels. (or anything else they can find to eat)
    Bill in SC
     
  12. crankbait77

    crankbait77 New Member

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    A lot of the blues that I have caught have been in less than 5 feet of water as well. I think it just depends on what they have to draw them into that area.