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#10767478 - 04/14/15 12:49 PM how do you locate big catfish in shallow water?
Mark's Fence Repair Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 1406
Loc: Arlington Texas
I hardly ever have luck fishing in shallow water. I get hung up alot and usually start drifting around in 8 foot instead of doing what everyone recommends (retard) so if I want to go to lewisville and go up the colony way or somewhere in shallow water how do I pick a good spot? If I get in less than 3 foot of water my fish finder doesn't read very well... anybody know how to locate fish in shallow water?
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#10767490 - 04/14/15 12:53 PM Re: how do you locate big catfish in shallow water? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 6265
Loc: texas
To me the key to finding fish is never an exact number of feet in depth. You need shallow water in proximity to some sort of structure that holds fish etc.

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#10767616 - 04/14/15 01:48 PM Re: how do you locate big catfish in shallow water? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
psycho0819 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 1368
Loc: Kaufman
Since some of the lakes have come back up, shallow water fishing can be even more tricky now. Tawakoni for instance, rose 5' in a short amount of time. Any place less than 5' deep now was dry ground for a long time until recently, and most of them are covered with submerged grass now. So I was forced to move out just a bit deeper to find water that wasn't dry ground just a few weeks ago.

I look for the shallow water that is adjacent to deeper water and fish the edges of the shallow flat, maybe even right on the edge so we can fish shallow off one side of the boat and deeper off the other, and then adjust according to what the fish are doing.

Best thing to do is find a boat sitting there catching fish, and pull right up beside them to fish. bolt
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#10767656 - 04/14/15 02:03 PM Re: how do you locate big catfish in shallow water? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 3842
Loc: Longview, Tx
Use side imaging to locate them or call Tom on Lewisville.
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#10767669 - 04/14/15 02:11 PM Re: how do you locate big catfish in shallow water? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
Especially during March and early fall. Drive your boat into the shallow flats. When you start seeing swirls and wakes taking off, Anchor up. This time of the year, mostly shallow points.
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#10767751 - 04/14/15 02:40 PM Re: how do you locate big catfish in shallow water? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Registered: 06/06/14
Posts: 1545
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Edited by BigPoppa007 (04/14/15 02:40 PM)

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#10767891 - 04/14/15 03:24 PM Re: how do you locate big catfish in shallow water? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
BADLANDER Offline
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Registered: 08/05/13
Posts: 412
Loc: DENTON TX
Heron's are good fish finders! They hang out where the baitfish are and of course Fish follow baitfish


Edited by Lewisvillan (04/16/15 10:58 AM)
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#10768419 - 04/14/15 07:28 PM Re: how do you locate big catfish in shallow water? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
big_whiskers Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/03/12
Posts: 76
Loc: TX,Mabank
Pull up and fish next to a guide, they like the company, and may share their lunch, besides they are always on fish.....lol , not

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#10770828 - 04/15/15 07:06 PM Re: how do you locate big catfish in shallow water? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Mark's Fence Repair Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 1406
Loc: Arlington Texas
Thank you I'm gonna keep an eye on birds for sure I always see those v's on the top of the water I figure it might be a bass or something.
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#10771900 - 04/16/15 09:06 AM Re: how do you locate big catfish in shallow water? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Blue wave zig Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/24/15
Posts: 9
Loc: Rogers tx
Look for birds pelicans water turkeys if they are feeding. Fish their.

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#10780942 - 04/20/15 08:59 AM Re: how do you locate big catfish in shallow water? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Big Sam Offline
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Registered: 08/20/08
Posts: 686
Loc: Arkansas
Side scan worth every penny cheers
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