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#11739586 - 07/24/16 02:29 PM Channel cats spawning
RL206 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 761
Loc: Fate Texas
Saturday I was bass fishing on the north end of Ray Hubbard, and I caught a channel cat. When I cleaned it, it was full of eggs that weren't far from being ready to spawn. Anyone know why this fish would be spawning so late?

#11740036 - 07/24/16 07:13 PM Re: Channel cats spawning [Re: RL206]
teenfisherman Offline
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Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 1738
Loc: Lubbock
Channel cats usually spawn when water Temps are between 80-85 to my understanding, sometimes earlier, but usually those Temps are about right.
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#11743381 - 07/26/16 03:25 PM Re: Channel cats spawning [Re: RL206]
Spooley Offline

Registered: 11/27/12
Posts: 85
Loc: Texas
Here on Lake Conroe, I have caught channel cats every month of the year that had eggs. When they actually spawn is a different matter. I am thinking 80* or so too.

#11744982 - 07/27/16 12:47 PM Re: Channel cats spawning [Re: RL206]
Big Zee Offline
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Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 1785
Loc: East Yegua
With all this flooding this year, might have thrown some of the fish off on the spawn. Rain water usually keeps the lake temp down longer.
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#11745005 - 07/27/16 12:56 PM Re: Channel cats spawning [Re: RL206]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 6169
Loc: texas
Just like the rut with deer, the spawn isn't a 1 day window and its over, it will have a peak, but the duration of the entire spawn from first to last I'm guessing would cover a much larger time frame. Also if they spawn by water temperature it seems their location in the lake would also vary the spawn time.


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