Spawning Cats

Discussion in 'LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK' started by Marshall, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Marshall

    Marshall New Member

    Junction City,
    I was doing a search on catfish spawning and it brought up Bass Pro.Com about Understanding Catfish. It states that "Channel and blue catfish spawn at 70-84 degrees F, but 80-81 degrees is considered best. Flatheads spawn at 66-75 degrees". I was wondering if this was true, because the lake I fish is 80-84 degrees everywhere Ive fished. Do they spawn in deeper cooler water or what? Also I thought the Flathead was the last to spawn? Im just a little confused here. Any help is appreciated!
  2. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

    Akron, Ohio
    That 66 is the lowest I've seen for Flatheads but otherwise on the Flats u r right. 73-74 is what I've always seen for the bottem temp.

    I too would like to know the depth they will use to spawn or is there an average or something????????????


  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

    Shelbyville, TN
    Sounds pretty close to, although I have experienced the spawn with much lower water temps. I would guess it depends on the region in which you are fishing. As a general rule, anything over 70 degrees is going to kick off the spawn