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I have not been out as of recent, been crushing away the OT at work while the kitties are away.

I will be hitting the river shores hard though once those kitties come to play.
 

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I have a good feeling about this year, the winter has been very mild so far so I am hoping that the catfish, flathead in particular, get active earlier this Spring and move upstream into their Spring time feeding grounds by late April.

In the past when the winters were milder, it usually lead to some spectacular Spring time bites that could be reach from the shore line.
 

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Hello all, I'm new around these parts and going a little stir crazy considering that I'm over trout fishing, no ice is forming on the lakes, and I haven't gotten out to fish at all in weeks.

Anyways, I'm curious if anyone bothers going after cats in the winter time?

The weather is just mediocre out there where it's just warm enough to tempt me into giving it a try. I figure I'd either hit a dam and see what happen or go to the mouth of a creek and see what happens. I'm also wondering if heading a bit further south down to Point Marion would mean a little warmer water though I see that even there the temp for the Mon is down to below 40 F now.

So yeah, hello and thanks. See you out there.
 

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Kevin, channels and blues will bite in the winter. They may be a little harder to locate but they can be caught. Flatheads are very hard to get a bite from in the cold months.
 

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Hello all, I'm new around these parts and going a little stir crazy considering that I'm over trout fishing, no ice is forming on the lakes, and I haven't gotten out to fish at all in weeks.

Anyways, I'm curious if anyone bothers going after cats in the winter time?

The weather is just mediocre out there where it's just warm enough to tempt me into giving it a try. I figure I'd either hit a dam and see what happen or go to the mouth of a creek and see what happens. I'm also wondering if heading a bit further south down to Point Marion would mean a little warmer water though I see that even there the temp for the Mon is down to below 40 F now.

So yeah, hello and thanks. See you out there.
I have caught a few channels during the winter time, but it is tougher.
 

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This time of year I focus on walleye and musky.

Carp and buffalo are usually pretty active too and they definitely are a lot of fun to catch, especially if you are just looking to get your line tight.
 

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Just an FYI, an open invitation of sorts, I do quite a bit of steelhead fishing in Erie the next few months. If anybody ever wants to roll LMK. I'm an easy dude to get along with, Tyrant can vouch for me.
 

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Hello all, I'm new around these parts and going a little stir crazy considering that I'm over trout fishing, no ice is forming on the lakes, and I haven't gotten out to fish at all in weeks.

Anyways, I'm curious if anyone bothers going after cats in the winter time?

The weather is just mediocre out there where it's just warm enough to tempt me into giving it a try. I figure I'd either hit a dam and see what happen or go to the mouth of a creek and see what happens. I'm also wondering if heading a bit further south down to Point Marion would mean a little warmer water though I see that even there the temp for the Mon is down to below 40 F now.

So yeah, hello and thanks. See you out there.
Channels will feed year round. I do ok on them on the Mon river.
 

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This time of year I focus on walleye and musky.

Carp and buffalo are usually pretty active too and they definitely are a lot of fun to catch, especially if you are just looking to get your line tight.
I need to get out. I'm dieing to catch some fish. Still hunting that first musky. I may go to the musky max expo in march to check it out. I would hit a local wild brown trout stream but i want to give the fry some time to get off the redds. Although I do know some spots that from what I've read where they put their redds there shouldn't be any. Plus I caught some pretty nice chubs last year on my spinners there too. I may start fishing for bait there.
 

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I used to see him on here. It’s been a long time.
Yeah I have not seen or heard from him in a long time. Used to have his number, but couldn't get in touch with him after a while.

Hopefully he is ok, he was a dwrn good fisherman. Caught one of the biggest channels I ever saw caught in PA.
 

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Thanks for the info guys! I haven't made it out just yet but I did get a few stocked trout in the freezer for bait. Still need to get some bluegills built up and then shad when I can get them. Here is hoping the winter is short and we can get out there before we know it.
 
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