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#11446719 - 02/29/16 10:21 AM Channel Cat spawn?
79scooter Offline
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Registered: 06/09/11
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Loc: Saginaw Tx
They should be starting pretty soon if I am not mistaken. Around 60 Degrees if I remember correctly?
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#11446730 - 02/29/16 10:27 AM Re: Channel Cat spawn? [Re: 79scooter]
ChuChu1 Online   content
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Registered: 03/08/10
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Loc: Gonzales, Tx
This end of the state they start in late May early June.
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#11446798 - 02/29/16 11:04 AM Re: Channel Cat spawn? [Re: 79scooter]
79scooter Offline
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My bad it's 70 degrees. Make sense then ChuChu
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#11447593 - 02/29/16 04:30 PM Re: Channel Cat spawn? [Re: 79scooter]
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They may be forming eggs already with the warmer temps.
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#11447945 - 02/29/16 07:19 PM Re: Channel Cat spawn? [Re: 79scooter]
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Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
When the cottonwoods bloom it's time for the channels to spawn
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#11447969 - 02/29/16 07:36 PM Re: Channel Cat spawn? [Re: 79scooter]
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I've caught them as early as April 1st, but it's usually best in May.
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#11448194 - 02/29/16 09:06 PM Re: Channel Cat spawn? [Re: 79scooter]
79scooter Offline
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Thanks guys. I'm eager to start catching something. Lol
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#11448802 - 03/01/16 07:58 AM Re: Channel Cat spawn? [Re: 79scooter]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Water temp shallow where I was fishing yesterday was 55.2
That's where I caught 2 nice eater channels. No eggs but gorged on shad.
It won't be long. Might be a good time to start baiting some holes in shallow water.
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#11450233 - 03/01/16 06:08 PM Re: Channel Cat spawn? [Re: 79scooter]
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when the water temp is about 65-68 the will be in the shallows and hitting per spawn in the shallow I nobly wont hit the lake thill the water is about 65 deg for channels this years and been great i think we has 27 slots out of wake on haring i did not fish much but when i when we wold just killed drifting haring and mackerel they were taking that offer the shad

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#11451989 - 03/02/16 02:14 PM Re: Channel Cat spawn? [Re: 79scooter]
KQT Offline
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Chemdawg, where do you get your herring?
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#11452005 - 03/02/16 02:22 PM Re: Channel Cat spawn? [Re: 79scooter]
79scooter Offline
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You can get them at Asian Markets, and sometimes at Mexican Markets.
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#11452159 - 03/02/16 03:39 PM Re: Channel Cat spawn? [Re: 79scooter]
Chemdawg Offline
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the asia market in austen they dont cal them haring though i for got what si called i will have to end store in austen called MT supper market you can order them on line as well when you go to asian markets most time they had about 6 different name is you need to know why i looks like but they sure work better then shad by far

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#11453498 - 03/03/16 08:34 AM Re: Channel Cat spawn? [Re: 79scooter]
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Registered: 07/14/09
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Loc: Helotes
When the temp hits 70 its game on. I've been catching them on the rocks in about 5'. Chum the area with range cubes, wait about 20 minutes. Use punch bait with a #6 treble. Egg weight 1/4,3/8,1/2 depending on wind. Line tension is the key.
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#11453608 - 03/03/16 09:09 AM Re: Channel Cat spawn? [Re: 79scooter]
theduke Offline
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Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 219
what do you mean by line tension, I've always kept my lines tight but a few years ago fishing for yellows I learned to keep the line loose and let them run with it before ripping them lips.

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#11453988 - 03/03/16 11:27 AM Re: Channel Cat spawn? [Re: 79scooter]
BIGGTXRODD Offline
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Loc: Helotes
Just enough tension to feel any movement. If you have slack in the line you will miss the bite, also keeping the line tight during the fight is just as important. It’s a treble hook not a circle hook.
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