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#12503410 - 11/14/17 01:13 PM question of water depth for channel cats
slabber77 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/30/09
Posts: 41
Going to try to catch some catfish from the bank, tomorrow if work schedule allows. What water depth should I be looking for channel cats in ? I have a very small one-man boat and can't run the lake if windy. I usually can only get on the water if the wind is around 5 mph or less, so will be fishing from the bank. I think the water temp may be around 62 degrees now (?). Might try Hubbard or Lavon. Thanks for any help !

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#12503613 - 11/14/17 04:29 PM Re: question of water depth for channel cats [Re: slabber77]
Ed-n-eddy Offline
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Registered: 09/27/17
Posts: 18
Loc: Bedford (DFW), TX
I've had consistent luck in 2-3 feet of water, right up against the last flooded brush facing submerged creek channels (lake-side of things). The channel cats can have a very light bite, I missed several this past Sunday to dull hooks (ik, no excuse) and not really recognizing the hits (bobber was too heavy).
Guess I got spoiled with lots of no-questions strikes a few weeks back.
Plug for Stubby's too. I've been real happy with his bait.
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#12503673 - 11/14/17 05:36 PM Re: question of water depth for channel cats [Re: slabber77]
KQT Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/21/08
Posts: 955
Loc: Dallas and Port A
Lavon was strange for me Sunday. Nothing shallow. Finally found active fish 22-23 fow but no bites drifting. I had to anchor and fish straight down a crank off the bottom. Managed to pick up 11 for a fish fry but nothing over 2 1/2 pounds and very few lees than 2lbs. Mix of channels and blues. Tons of shad everywhere.
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#12503917 - 11/14/17 09:00 PM Re: question of water depth for channel cats [Re: slabber77]
slabber77 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/09
Posts: 41
Thanks for the replies and info. Since I'll be fishing from the bank I'll try the brush areas, and put some bait out a little deeper also. Didn't know if I should concentrate shallow or deep, but sounds like I'd better try both. Not familiar with Stubby's bait. Will look for that. Thanks !

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#12503988 - 11/14/17 10:03 PM Re: question of water depth for channel cats [Re: slabber77]
SGT BALLARD Online   content
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Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 548
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Stubby is here on the forum as STUBBY77. His bait is hard to beat !!!
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