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#11320731 - 01/03/16 06:24 PM How to find winter cats??
Froghunter Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/25/15
Posts: 174
For me catfishing is dumb luck. I have recently spent a great deal of time on youtube learning how to find winter cats. Right now I have 3 trips and 20 hours on the water with 4 fish boated, all under 2 lbs. I have been trying to drift fish blues and have looked for channel cats as well. I'm getting tired of being a bad fisherman.

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#11320967 - 01/03/16 08:12 PM Re: How to find winter cats?? [Re: Froghunter]
mjmetro0719 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/25/02
Posts: 3863
Loc: saginaw,tx
Might want to think of going out with someone to show you how they go about doing it, most guides are there not only to help put fish in the boat but are very informative in explaining how they go about doing it during each season. There are also several good fisherman here that are not guides and probably wouldn't mind taking you out on one of there trips sometime, where are you located?
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#11321016 - 01/03/16 08:26 PM Re: How to find winter cats?? [Re: mjmetro0719]
Froghunter Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/25/15
Posts: 174
I'm in the Bryan college station area and have tried gibbons and limestone. I would be great full for any help I could get.

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#11321121 - 01/03/16 09:14 PM Re: How to find winter cats?? [Re: Froghunter]
slimjim Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/13/10
Posts: 323
Sent you a PM.

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#11321273 - 01/03/16 10:33 PM Re: How to find winter cats?? [Re: Froghunter]
Punchbait Addict Offline
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Registered: 07/02/12
Posts: 28
Loc: Houston, Texas
Froghunter,
You need http://www.fishtales-guideservice.com/ and call Weldon Kirk / Fishtales Guide Service. Weldon is a quality guy and can teach you how to catch fish in all your area lakes. Not sure what his daily rate is now, but well worth the money and experience.

Weldon lines in College Station and fishes all your regional lakes.

He is an AGGIE, but we all can't be perfect.

Good luck,

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#11321614 - 01/04/16 09:11 AM Re: How to find winter cats?? [Re: Froghunter]
Waco28 Crappie Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/06/13
Posts: 218
Loc: Waco TX
I feel your pain. I have been fishing for cats the past 2 weeks and have only netted 4 fish. I know bait is an important factor, use fresh gizzard shad if available.
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#11321628 - 01/04/16 09:17 AM Re: How to find winter cats?? [Re: Froghunter]
kodys'papa Offline
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Registered: 07/19/05
Posts: 17457
Loc: Tawakoni/Conejos County
Back in the day, we caught a lot of fish on limb lines in the navasota river
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#11323491 - 01/04/16 09:37 PM Re: How to find winter cats?? [Re: Froghunter]
Froghunter Offline
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Registered: 12/25/15
Posts: 174
I have grown up on the navasot and can usually find fish there, it's the lakes that are giving me a hard time.

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#11326111 - 01/06/16 08:03 AM Re: How to find winter cats?? [Re: Froghunter]
CPR Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/21/12
Posts: 631
Loc: Lake lewisville
Checkout catfishinedge.com Chad puts out a lot of information . And get with a good guide
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#11326127 - 01/06/16 08:09 AM Re: How to find winter cats?? [Re: Froghunter]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 16985
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
I would use a jigging spoon in about 30 to 40 foot of water. I catch big cats all the time trying to jig up winter bass.


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#11331225 - 01/08/16 08:12 AM Re: How to find winter cats?? [Re: Froghunter]
lancer821 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/15/05
Posts: 1023
Loc: Bartlesville, OK
Here's a quick article I wrote yesterday about catching winter blues in flooded conditions and unseasonably high water temps. Hope this helps a little.

http://lancesguideservice.com/fishing-tips-how-tos/blue-catfish/
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