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#12627620 - 02/14/18 11:12 AM channel cat spawn
Cradpole Offline
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Registered: 06/13/14
Posts: 39
what water temp do channel cats start thinking about pulling up to spawn

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#12627666 - 02/14/18 11:35 AM Re: channel cat spawn [Re: Cradpole]
taterpop Offline
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Registered: 01/30/13
Posts: 879
After the crappie go shallow to spawn water temps 55 to 65 degrees they seem to start coming in shallow,maybe it's to feed on eggs and fry, baby crappie. The spawn isn't for a few days until the temps go up around 70 + degrees.But I seem to do just as good if not better on the prespawn.

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#12627955 - 02/14/18 02:08 PM Re: channel cat spawn [Re: Cradpole]
MeatHauler Offline
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Registered: 12/18/17
Posts: 78
They'll generally show up on the rip rap pretty early too. They are gorging themselves on the threadfin shad during their spawn according to my stomach content analysis.

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#12628579 - 02/14/18 08:31 PM Re: channel cat spawn [Re: Cradpole]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
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Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 3693
Loc: mckinney, tx
I’ve caught limits of them chasing shad on the rocks as early as April 1st, but they generally don’t really get to spawning until May, about 70 degrees the trickle in, 72-78 it gets good.
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