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wildcatcreek

When To Stop Catfishing

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I was wondering when y'all stop fishing for catfish. The temps are getting lower, so does that mean the catfish stop biting? Or do you fish for them until the ice covers the water? I am relatively new to catfishing, so feedback will be appreciated.

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Usually around that 50 degree mark, the flatheads turn off for the winter. That's water temp.

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They keep going. Some of us ice fish for them. They were still bitting the other night. The water temp was 56.

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Catfishing was very good on friday. I got several nice channels and one 39" flathead. The channels I caught were very fat. Probably the biggest girths I have seen since spring. They all fought hard as ever too.

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The flathead will let you know when to start or

stop by their activity.

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This one caught 10-13-08. Followed by 3 by my partner on the 20th. I get a night above freezing and I will go ask the flathead if they are done feeding yet smirk

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I caught 6 channels this morning fishing for eyes. All small ones but they were fun on light gear.

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I almost forgot, I caught a Flatty last night jiggin for eyes.

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I caught two small channels yesterday afternoon. The bite has definately slowed down and the cats have moved. They're a little difficult to find right now. Water temp. was 48 degrees. Caught one nice carp as well that was about 8 pounds. What a beautiful day for fishing!

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I had one itty bitty channel kitty on the croix, had the cut bait in it's mouth to boat side, then it let go. So techinically I didn't catch it.

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