winter time blue catfish

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by flattiepattie, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. flattiepattie

    flattiepattie New Member

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    hi all this is my first time to post here since signing up. Im kinda new at the whole blue cat fishing. ive been jugging a little on kaw lake lately but not doing too good. I was seeing that alot of you guys like winter fishing and was wondering if you like deep water and how big of baits and any other info would be appreciated too. also whats considered prime time?
     
  2. KATTERMAN

    KATTERMAN New Member

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    welcome to boc justin if i was you i would put this post also on the blue catfish dissucion forum,they are alot of folks on here with alot good info
     

  3. LMHart

    LMHart New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC

    I think they are pretty deep.
     
  4. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC.
     
  5. The Flathead Reaper

    The Flathead Reaper New Member

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  6. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Another welcome from Missouri Justin.
     
  7. grandfisher

    grandfisher Member

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    Welcome. Last year was really the first year I went winter catfishing. I consistently caught 10 to 25 pound fish fishing the edges of the main river channel. The channel was 65 foot deep and I was fishing the edge at about 40-45 feet deep. The trick is getting your boat to hold. Drifting would work but I'd think you'd need to drift as slow as possible. I use baits of all sizes. Different days, they seem to prefer different sizes and cuts. I use shad. Heads, mid-sections, fillets and several small whole shad. The big cats seem to like several small whole shad. Fillets off of big shad work good in the winter. Just concentrate on the main channel and watch the graph. Winter time is the easiest time to find and catch nice blues.
     
  8. alton

    alton New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC from Alton IL. Good luck.
     
  9. radish

    radish Member

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    Welcome to the BOC. The colder the water gets I like the deep holes. I try to find a eddy where the water is slower moving. As far as size bait I think the bigger bait gets the bigger fish.