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#12360354 - 07/26/17 10:00 PM Lake Somerville help
plk1122 Online   content

Registered: 01/27/15
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I come seeking help and advice. I have struck out many times on Somerville and come asking for any tips and decent spots to try. I think I average 1 catfish every 4 trips using my boat. I launch from Welch park since it is closest to me. I usually use shad on the bottom. I've tried in the middle area between Welch park and big creek. I've tried near snake island and around that area and tried the open water directly south a little from big creek park but. My only alternative I can think of is to hire some guide services to show me where to go and what to look for. Any information or ideas will be appreciated.

#12360718 - 07/27/17 08:30 AM Re: Lake Somerville help [Re: plk1122]
jackiekennedyfishingguide Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/20/02
Posts: 3047
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
If I was in your position I'd contact Fish Tales Guide Service
979-229-3103 and talk to Weldon Kirk, he catches and has caught more catfish out of the lake than most others combined.
Clients or I have landed eight state record fish and eighteen water body records.
TPWD Elite Angler


#12360734 - 07/27/17 08:37 AM Re: Lake Somerville help [Re: plk1122]
channeldiver Offline
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Registered: 02/17/17
Posts: 14
Weldon Kirk at Fish Tales Guide Service is your answer. you will enjoy the trip.

#12365709 - 07/31/17 08:45 AM Re: Lake Somerville help [Re: plk1122]
OllieC Offline

Registered: 07/06/09
Posts: 156
feel your pain :-) catfish are surprisingly hard to find/catch sometimes. That's my experience at least. You'll learn more from Weldon on one trip than years of flailing around by yourself. My experience at least :-)

#12392003 - Yesterday at 09:30 PM Re: Lake Somerville help [Re: plk1122]
plk1122 Online   content

Registered: 01/27/15
Posts: 24
So i hit up somerville this morning and surprisingly ended up with 1 cat (this is alot for me, lol).

I really don't know what to look for when trying to locate catfish. I switched up to using punch bait today and tried 3 areas. Each time i anchored the boat and threw out the line fishing on the bottom. The wind was coming from the west so i found coves that were 7-10 ft where the wind was blowing in to them (stayed 30-40mins per spot). But this did not work at all. It was getting hot and decided i would get some shad and just drift open water, mainly so i could rest. Water was 85 degrees and 15' when i caught my fish and missed 2 others (shame on me).

What do you look for on the fish finder for catfish? What do you look for on the chart map? At the moment, the only thing i know to do is to randomly fish spots to see what works.


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