when does everyone kick off there catfish season?

Discussion in 'LOCAL PENNSYLVANIA TALK' started by katplayer187, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. katplayer187

    katplayer187 New Member

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    So when does everyone kick off there catfish season? ive been up erie a dzn times already and that gets kinda old the fish fight nice but nothing like a nice size flathead? so does everyone target flats or channels first? and whats your early season bait choice?? im gettin the cat fever!!
     
  2. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    You'll have cat fever for at least another 5 months. That's almost half a year! channelcats can be caught in March but the flats out here don't get feedin until May.

    If you wanna take care of your cat fever, I'd suggest the Potomac for James blues. if not, gotta wait until spring.
     

  3. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    if we keep gettin 40 plus degree days I might get out local:wink:
     
  4. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    after ice out depending on cabin fever floodin & such ....thats filling the fridge time (LOL)
     
  5. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    i will start to venture out some probly in march like kenny said thoe depending on the flooding
     
  6. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    catfishin season never starts or ends for me i go all year as long as the weather isnt extreme it does slow down in the winter but i still keep on trying
     
  7. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Depending on the weather it's usually mid april before I start getting on the channels, late april for flatheads.
     
  8. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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  9. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    Late March or early April
     
  10. katplayer187

    katplayer187 New Member

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    does evryone use the same basic rigs and baits for early fish??
     
  11. centexcop

    centexcop Well-Known Member

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    I started my season nearly 40 years ago.... It just keeps getting better... :cool2:
     
  12. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    I haven't shut it off this year, been catchin bait and Flatcats every time out,, last ones, a couple weeks ago,,Mid Nov.
    Been threatening to go out again fairly soon, and see if there's any action still.

    If it does shut off, March will begin next years season:wink:
     
  13. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    I start up for Flatheads mid April and fish for Blues on the Potomic in the winter. I use the same type rig all year. I use differant baits differant times of the year though.
     
  14. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    i'll be startin up mid april and hittin the river hard, maybe around trout season ta catch some bait:wink:
     
  15. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    I usually start fishin' for Channel Cats mid April and Flatheads about beginning of May. The weather and water temps dictate when I get serious!
     
  16. catfish_clayton

    catfish_clayton New Member

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    My catfish season never stops. This time of the year I usually use cut-bait. Try 2 get carp but sometimes u have 2 just settle 4 anything you can get this time of year.
     
  17. CatfishAngler25

    CatfishAngler25 New Member

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    My Catfish Never stops either. As long as i can stand the weather im out there fishing. Ive been fishing a few days before christmas me and few of my buddies i caught a few good size fish. one of us brought in a 53# Blue Cat. He took a picture and put it back for anohter day.
     
  18. River dog

    River dog New Member

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    I usually start out around late April after trout fishing with the kids for a few weeks then its cats for the rest of the year. My wife thinks I"m becoming obsessive I am already looking forward to April....
     
  19. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    my wife has been saying the same thing even arguing with me at times and threatening me to leave I know she doesn't really mean it but it gets me worked up .She's beginning to understand it's something I have to do to be happy now her dad has cancer and refused treatment all he wants to do is go fishing with me so I am gonna take him as much as I can !!!!
     
  20. jigerjim

    jigerjim Member

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    I start as soon as the river come's up and break's the ice. Last year it happend around the middle of Jan. so we had about a week of good fishin. Then it happened agen mid. March and that lasted the rest of the year. I love the Spring fishin the best, and that's when I do my best.:wink: