Which Catfish Fight Harder...River Cats or Lake Cats

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by pabloracer4748, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. pabloracer4748

    pabloracer4748 New Member

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    In my opinion for what ever reason the cats I catch in lakes seem to fight harder. What do you guys think fight the hardest.
     
  2. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    I've got to go with river fish. Maybe the current has something to do with it, but either way I enjoy the fight of a big 'un on the other end of my line. Stay safe and stick a pig!!!:wink:
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I don't know if there is a difference but my guess would also be the river cats. They are definitely stronger from fighting the current.
     
  4. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    well never caught to many fish rod and reel on the river just limlining, caught a bunch of channel on the lake though and it seemed like in open water it took forever to get a 5lb channel in, while on the river it dont take too long, then again our river is only 3 foot deep on a good day.
     
  5. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    I have to agree with Mickey the flat head in the river here fight a lot harder than the one in the lake, or maybe I just have to pull harder to get them away from cover in the river.
     
  6. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    i think the only difference is current,in the river you have way more current then in a lake and it makes it feel like the fish is fighting harder.
     
  7. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    As for the fight they all will fight hard, but cats in a river play the current to their advantage and they probably have a little better muscle tone than lake fish.
     
  8. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Ditto the last two post. River fish by nature of there environment, and using it to there advantage.
     
  9. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    River cats (flats, channels, and blues) will always fight harder than any lake, pond, reservior, or impoundment cats. River cats have to put up with current their whole lives. It's comparing an athletic river fish to a couch potato lake fish.:cool2:
     
  10. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    Hes stronger for swimmen all the time against current and hes got the current to use against you. I have had flats get in the fast water and use that head like a planer board and blues turn and ues it as well.
     
  11. F150Catfish

    F150Catfish New Member

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  12. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    I will go with the river not only cats but you hooked fight harder for the reasons that have been given
     
  13. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    since i have no bog rivers and dont catch big fish anymore im going to say river but just out of sheer in experience. i had a 20-30 lb (guessing) flat up to the bank in the lake before it spit the hook at my face, and it didnt seem like much of a fight...but of course the smaller river cats ive caught werent on a 10 ft heavy action with 100 lb mono either lol..17 lb on a zebco with a 15 lber in a fast flowing river (creek in my case lol) will put upa fight boy!