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Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by offshore_angler, Aug 17, 2009.
where do you fish for blue's?
Sunday i anchored at the head of a deep 50+ hole on the outside bend of a large river fishing with a large shad head and body cut in half. Was there about thirty minutes when my baitcaster bent over and my freespooled clicker was yelling at me. I picked it up, flipped the lever. turned the clicker off and went to sent the hook.......nothing. Don't know if I pulled it out of it's mouth or what. I am going to keep tryng it. It also has a small cove that goes back into the bank a little that cuts some of the current off. Nice break in the features of the rest of the river.
Around the Melvin Price Lock and Dam in Alton, Il., from the bank.
I like to fish deep water Dec. to Feb.
When fishing with jugs for blues in the summer I fish the flats. I typically like water that is less than 10 feet deep.
Well i'd go with the dams & deep holes.:wink:
I have had my best luck so far in deep holes down from the dam I fish.
Old abandoned river channels :big_smile:.
the edge of sandbars this time of year, deep holes in the day or colder weather.
i voted deep holes on this one but i atcually like to fish the channels leading to these deeper holes, i fish rivers and where the river constricts the most by shallow flats and rocky shoals, they stage in these deeper holes and when the river rises they travel these channels goin from hole to hole.its kinda like a deer funnel, or pinch point. this setup can be deadly for blues.when the water starts to rise and peaks is best 4 me.
drift fishing deep holes and fishing dams r my 2 favs...
Its gota be the flat in 6 to 10 ft of water behind the dike and 100 yards in front of the next on the MO river and the sand hump that forms behind a notch dike somtimes as shallow as 2 ft. Also the flat to channel edge in the runn between river bends sic hot spot for monsters
This site is awesome, Im learning some great info. Thanks Guys
During the afternoon hours, I can't keep away from bridge pillars in the channel, the more current and bigger scour hole, the better! Still perfecting my nightime spots, but working the sand flats pretty hard, especially if there's a secondary channel along the bank.
Because of its proximity to where I live, most of my Catfishing takes place on the Potomac River. I have over the years found out how to catch these great Cats in alot of different situations and places along the river. My favorite would have to be deep holes over 50'. Something about fighting a 50# fish up to the surface only to have him run you straight back to the bottom.:smile2: Thanks for asking
The water is usually were I find all my blues.:big_smile: Just playing. I like to find a deep hole with some current.
I have to say dams because I can fish both above the dam and below the dam, and the lock at the dam. BUT, my biggest blue cat was caught in rip rap in a little bay near a culvert with current that couldn't be over 6' to 8' deep.
Deep holes in the Cumberland River ( Lake Barkley). Most any spot with deep water in the river channel will produce. Usually adjacent to shallow flats, points, bends all work well for me.:big_smile:
Below Barkley dam near the wall that sticks out near the last turbine in the boil OR....At the state prison at Barkley between the ramp and old wall .
I second that! In the lake at least 50ft of water.