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#11536647 - 04/12/16 09:52 AM Channel cat spawn
Retired at Fork Offline
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Registered: 04/11/08
Posts: 160
Loc: Alba Texas
How far away are we to the spawn ?

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#11536661 - 04/12/16 09:59 AM Re: Channel cat spawn [Re: Retired at Fork]
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Loc: Longview
Not long probably next week. We have been catching some already on minnows while crappie fishing
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#11536841 - 04/12/16 11:11 AM Re: Channel cat spawn [Re: Retired at Fork]
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Just keep up with the water temps it shouldn't be long.For me the bite is slowing a little right after a cold front comes through.

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#11538432 - 04/12/16 08:07 PM Re: Channel cat spawn [Re: Retired at Fork]
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It will start in May fish
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#11538434 - 04/12/16 08:07 PM Re: Channel cat spawn [Re: Retired at Fork]
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It will start in May fish
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#11538438 - 04/12/16 08:08 PM Re: Channel cat spawn [Re: Retired at Fork]
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Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
When the cottonwoods shed!!!
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#11539035 - 04/13/16 07:21 AM Re: Channel cat spawn [Re: Retired at Fork]
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Registered: 12/14/12
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Agreed, not long. End of April. 1st or 2nd week in May. The cats will tell you. Not all catfish in any river, creek, lake, or pond spawn at exactly the same time. Look for males with swollen heads, cuts & scrapes on fins and skin from fighting. Ripe females will have enlarged egg vents and be fat with eggs. Some will even be oozing eggs.

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#11539043 - 04/13/16 07:26 AM Re: Channel cat spawn [Re: Retired at Fork]
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Not just yet.. Mother's Day at tawakoni (usually)
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#11539148 - 04/13/16 08:00 AM Re: Channel cat spawn [Re: Retired at Fork]
TxCatfishGuide Offline
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Registered: 08/29/01
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Loc: Saginaw Texas
Md to late May, maybe aa little later this year than usual

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#11539491 - 04/13/16 09:34 AM Re: Channel cat spawn [Re: Retired at Fork]
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Registered: 12/26/14
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Loc: Euless
I caught a few with eggs all the way to July last year. Early June last year seemed like almost every one had eggs. Lake Bonham mostly.
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#11540444 - 04/13/16 03:34 PM Re: Channel cat spawn [Re: Retired at Fork]
bluedogrunner Offline
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Registered: 08/04/15
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been catching blues and channels on limestone full of eggs for the last 2 weeks its going to be any day now here

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#11541537 - 04/14/16 01:02 AM Re: Channel cat spawn [Re: Retired at Fork]
Bittercreek Offline
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Registered: 04/17/05
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Loc: San Angelo Tx
Cleaned a batch. Yesterday. 2-4lb. All Females, with developing yellow-eggs.
Came out of 10' water. flag

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#11541903 - 04/14/16 09:06 AM Re: Channel cat spawn [Re: Retired at Fork]
Workfishngolf37 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/12
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I'm a bass fisherman that wants to take the kids channel catfishing. What Area of a lake would I be looking for to catch some spawning channel cats?

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#11541945 - 04/14/16 09:23 AM Re: Channel cat spawn [Re: Retired at Fork]
kodys'papa Offline
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Registered: 07/19/05
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Loc: Tawakoni/Conejos County
^ very shallow... 5 feet and under. Cork with prepared bait (stubbys') works. Willows, flooded grass should hold fish


Edited by kodys'papa (04/14/16 09:24 AM)
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#11541987 - 04/14/16 09:43 AM Re: Channel cat spawn [Re: Retired at Fork]
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Registered: 09/12/10
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Loc: Eagle Mountain
Just pitch a bobber with a 3ft leader and a dead shad against the dam rocks on just about any lake.... Good luck

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