Where are the big catfish - River or Lake

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by beaneye46, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. beaneye46

    beaneye46 New Member

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    River or Lake, where do you think the biggest fish reside
     
  2. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    most definately lakes.
     

  3. Ravensmavsfan

    Ravensmavsfan New Member

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    For channels I'll take a swift river.

    For flats and Blues I perfer large lakes.
     
  4. TeamCatHazzard

    TeamCatHazzard New Member

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    I definately think rivers, I think there are on average a higher number of large fish in a river than lakes, could be wrong but just in my opinion. I do prefer to fish rivers than lakes as well so I may just be biased but who knows for sure.
     
  5. barbel

    barbel New Member

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    I think that they would be in rivers. While lakes are by all means a great place for a fish to reside in, rivers I think offer more cover for flatheads in a bigger variety of areas. And it isnt even the deal with the size, but since they are more used to swimming strongly, they have a better fight in them, I think. Tight lines.
     
  6. fatcat81

    fatcat81 New Member

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    rivers have maor big fish holed up when you find them ,but lake hold the most cover and the most water to spread out the fish there fore you have to fish more area to catch alot of big fish
     
  7. BullDaddy

    BullDaddy New Member

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    It is got to be a river system. Just by the law of averages, you will have more fish and bigger fish in a 500 mile river system (including off-shoots and ox-bows) than you will have in a 20,000 acre lake.
     
  8. BigCatSteve

    BigCatSteve New Member

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    Huber Heights,Ohio
    totally read my mind which is scary:)
     
  9. Terry Day

    Terry Day New Member

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    Parkville, Missouri
    My vote goes to the river.
     
  10. Mountain Cur

    Mountain Cur New Member

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    Missouri, Warsaw
    "UNeducated guess, I'll say rivers and just as soon as the temperature gets above freezing I'm going to try to remedy that uneducated situation.:)
     
  11. Catchinbiguns

    Catchinbiguns Member

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    I would have to saya river.
     
  12. Sinker

    Sinker New Member

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    Missouri
    River, I think... but then it's really all I know anything about, I hafta admit.
     
  13. Catmaster

    Catmaster New Member

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    I'm with TeamCatHazzard. I think this because of the differences in accessability. For example, There are not many places to drop into the rivers that I fish. I think this gives fish a longer chance to grow. Yet, I can drop into a lake in at least 10 different places making lakes very accessable.