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roughfish29

cannon river channels

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i know it can be dangerous to talk about your spots on the inernet. but where can i find some decent catfish populations on the cannon? my dad caught a little one the other day but we had to sort through ALOT of suckers and small drum to find him. we would like to find a place around northfield, but if we have to, we'll go farther

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"ALOT of suckers" <- That would be enough for me right there.. but this being the cat forum, I can think of a few things to try. First off, you might want to switch-up your bait. Keep one of those suckers and use it as cut bait (cut it into 1" chunks). That will likely keep the suckers off your line and most of the sheepies away. Down here in the Zumbro River, we catch cats in the same places that suckers roam, so your probably working a decent spot. Another thing to try is near snags or trees that lay into the water. Downstream side of a wingdam where the water back-eddies a bit is another good option. Also along the limestone "walls" where the shoreline/rock drops straight down.

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thanks for the tips. don't get me wrong, i love those suckers, i just want a cat smile there are alot of the "walls" in that river so i'll give it a shot

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A little exploring isn't a bad thing. Then you could share some spots with us.

What your asking, you will not get... people's spots and locations are just too hard to come by to throw out to someone posting in the cat forum only occasionally.

Tyler gave some tips, I wish you luck. Let us know how you come out.

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I'd give chicken liver a try in some of the likely cat spots in that stretch of river.

Livers will bring in the cats and almost everything else will leave the liver alone.

I'd also move around a bit. Fish awhile in one likely spot and then move on. Once you pick up a couple or a few, if it slows, move again.

Its unlikely that you will find larger schools of cats on a smaller river.

Fish tight to cover during the day, and fish the current cuts in the mornings and evenings.

Just some thoughts...

Good luck!

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On the Cannon down in Northfield that what your going to get a channel here and there and mostly small you just have to move alot and with it being down it will probablly be even harder but if i were you i would find deeper holes and move around

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