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#11060445 - 08/24/15 09:48 AM Summer blue cat question
79scooter Online   content
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Registered: 06/09/11
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Loc: Saginaw Tx
I have no trouble catching all the channel cats I can handle. Problem is I don't prefer eating channels. I would rather eat a small blue. If I am catching channels in 8ft of water or less, is it reasonable to think I would find blues shallower too?

Thanks for your input,
Scooter
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#11060481 - 08/24/15 09:59 AM Re: Summer blue cat question [Re: 79scooter]
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Caught them from 5 to 15 in a creek channel Saturday. Cut shad on bottom.

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#11060482 - 08/24/15 10:00 AM Re: Summer blue cat question [Re: 79scooter]
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Small blues yes. My bigger fish are coming out of water 20 ft and more
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#11060561 - 08/24/15 10:37 AM Re: Summer blue cat question [Re: 79scooter]
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It depends on what bait your throwing and what lake your fishing??
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#11060567 - 08/24/15 10:40 AM Re: Summer blue cat question [Re: 79scooter]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Sunday before last I caught blues in 5 fow on my homemade dough bait. I think this time of year the time of day may have some affect. After 9am all I caught were channels.
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#11060638 - 08/24/15 11:15 AM Re: Summer blue cat question [Re: 79scooter]
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I caught 2 blues yesterday totaling 54 lbs in the middle of the day (noon to 2pm) in 20-25 fow. Weekend before were are small blues in under 10 fow.
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#11060991 - 08/24/15 02:35 PM Re: Summer blue cat question [Re: 79scooter]
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Loc: Saginaw Tx
Ok, thanks guys. I wasn't sure , I will defiantly use shad and it cut bait. I will be fishing Eagle Mountain, content with just a couple of eater blues. Only feeding the family.

Thanks for the pointers,
Scooter
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#11061594 - 08/24/15 08:12 PM Re: Summer blue cat question [Re: 79scooter]
William64 Offline
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Registered: 07/29/09
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Loc: Nevada, Texas
We've been catching eater blues (<6 lbs) in 4-6ft along with some channel cats.
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#11061984 - 08/25/15 12:06 AM Re: Summer blue cat question [Re: 79scooter]
BankfishinDave Offline
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Registered: 01/28/08
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Loc: Sachse,TX
5-15ft been working well fishing points and flats at night using cut blue gills and shad.
Windier nights working out better off the bank as usual.
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