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#11557554 - 04/21/16 04:46 PM catfish spawn
Lewisville fisher Offline

Registered: 09/21/15
Posts: 70
do catfish spawn in the creeks?
saw a whole mess of them way up in a creek, my 6 lb line could not handle them.

#11557631 - 04/21/16 05:22 PM Re: catfish spawn [Re: Lewisville fisher]
erittmueller Offline

Registered: 07/25/15
Posts: 417
Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
spawning hasnt really started yet. they are feeding heavily before the spawn, don't forget though that cats live year round in the creeks so most likely were not ones that migrated up


#11557665 - 04/21/16 05:35 PM Re: catfish spawn [Re: Lewisville fisher]
Lewisville fisher Offline

Registered: 09/21/15
Posts: 70
they were not there last week. today I could see at least 30 catfish large trying to swim upstream along with carp and gar, these fish are too big for the normally small 2 ft deep creek. I can see their fins above the water

#11557753 - 04/21/16 06:29 PM Re: catfish spawn [Re: Lewisville fisher]
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Registered: 11/18/09
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Loc: Denton County
Where are these fish!?
Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

#11558289 - 04/21/16 10:25 PM Re: catfish spawn [Re: Lewisville fisher]
Jacky Wiggins Offline
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Registered: 02/14/03
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Loc: Copper Canyon, Texas, USA
Have seen good amounts of shad in the creeks off Lewsiville and Grapevine this year. The catfish will follow the shad to feed on them. Caught a nice Blue way up Denton Creek a few weeks ago. Pecan Creek water temp is normally higher than the main lake and I've caught some good channels up there this time of year.
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#11558561 - 04/22/16 07:50 AM Re: catfish spawn [Re: Lewisville fisher]
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Registered: 12/26/14
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Loc: Euless
Catfish move up into creeks to spawn just like other fish do. Blues especially. It may be mother nature's way of insuring a concentrated food supply for all the baby fish. Lot's of eggs and lots of fry to feed on in a small area plus all the vegetation washed in by the spring rains. By summer's end most of the surviving spawn will have dropped back into the main lake.
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#11559624 - 04/22/16 04:24 PM Re: catfish spawn [Re: Lewisville fisher]
G Love Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1860
Loc: Weatherford, TX
Yes they do. Some live there all year. They also move around freely year round. It's a free country. They like to swim sometimes.

#11584225 - 05/05/16 12:38 AM Re: catfish spawn [Re: Lewisville fisher]
sapalmer Offline
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Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 582
Loc: Dallas
End of may and through june. Best nights are when the temps reached 100 degrees that day.


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