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#12709685 - 04/09/18 03:31 PM Calaveras Cats
catcrew68 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/16
Posts: 46
I haven't been to Calaveras in almost a year. Is anyone having success with the channel and blue cat? Thanks

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#12709910 - 04/09/18 06:22 PM Re: Calaveras Cats [Re: catcrew68]
Mikeyb_23 Offline
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Registered: 05/16/11
Posts: 348
Loc: White Settlement, Tx
No help here, but we used to someda slay them away calaveras.

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#12712566 - 04/11/18 06:51 PM Re: Calaveras Cats [Re: catcrew68]
Fish Inspector Offline
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Registered: 01/23/08
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Loc: Canyon Lake
Cally seems to have changed, at least my last trips there.
Last couple trips we caught 4-8 fish, but all were 3-8 lbs.
Not sure if it was me or the lake.

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#12712848 - 04/11/18 09:51 PM Re: Calaveras Cats [Re: catcrew68]
catcrew68 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/16
Posts: 46
I agree, Cally has changed. We use to pick up a nice stringer of channel cat every trip, but not these days. I wonder what happened?

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#12714598 - 04/13/18 06:51 AM Re: Calaveras Cats [Re: catcrew68]
Gnab2 Offline
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Registered: 02/10/16
Posts: 90
From what I heard on the street was they are going to change the lake up. I heard that they will not be using the Coal Gen units to create power. If that happens then the temp of the water will change and that will affect all the fish. The reds will die do to the tilapia kill and then the bass and the cats will be next.

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#12717105 - 04/14/18 09:32 PM Re: Calaveras Cats [Re: catcrew68]
Rockyfox2 Offline
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Registered: 05/06/09
Posts: 8
Loc: Tomball, TX
Why would you think all the fish will die?

Yes the reds will, but there are plenty of non power plant lakes that bass, cats, and hybrids survive in.

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#12719835 - 04/17/18 09:19 AM Re: Calaveras Cats [Re: catcrew68]
redchevy Online   content
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Tilapia live in all kinds of non power plant lakes etc. I don't think the world will end and everything will die if they quit running the coal plant.

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#12720480 - 04/17/18 03:49 PM Re: Calaveras Cats [Re: catcrew68]
doctorxring Offline
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Registered: 11/04/03
Posts: 872
Loc: The Republic of Texas

I went with a popular cat guide on Cal earlier this year.
We caught only a few fish. Nice ones but not many.
I can remember fishing Cal for cats 8 to 10 years ago
and if you didn't catch a bunch of cats you were asleep.

He mentioned that what concerns him is that he has
been catching fewer fish and very few small fish. Most
are 3 pounds or over.

We both agreed that this is adding up to poor spawn.

I can't help but think that the plecostomus have taken over
the lake. They love to eat fish eggs.

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#12721558 - 04/18/18 11:34 AM Re: Calaveras Cats [Re: catcrew68]
catcrew68 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/16
Posts: 46
Thanks for the responses. I don't want to be a dummy, but what are plecostomus?

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#12721570 - 04/18/18 11:41 AM Re: Calaveras Cats [Re: catcrew68]
ChuChu1 Online   content
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 3304
Loc: Gonzales, Tx
Originally Posted By: catcrew68
Thanks for the responses. I don't want to be a dummy, but what are plecostomus?


Plecos. An imported species people put in their aquariums till they get too big. Then they turn them loose in lakes, steams and ponds. Calavrias has millions of them.
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#12722178 - 04/18/18 08:49 PM Re: Calaveras Cats [Re: catcrew68]
Rockyfox2 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/06/09
Posts: 8
Loc: Tomball, TX
Can I ask who.the cat guide was on calaveras?

I'm totally new to the lake. If anyone that knows the lake ever has an open seat I don't mind paying for everything. Or we could take my boat.

Just trying to learn... not steal secret spots

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#12741485 - 05/03/18 10:56 AM Re: Calaveras Cats [Re: Rockyfox2]
doctorxring Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/04/03
Posts: 872
Loc: The Republic of Texas
Originally Posted By: Rockyfox2
Can I ask who.the cat guide was on calaveras?

I'm totally new to the lake. If anyone that knows the lake ever has an open seat I don't mind paying for everything. Or we could take my boat.

Just trying to learn... not steal secret spots



This was the guide I was referring to. He's very good
at helping his clients learn about catching catfish on Cal.

https://www.facebook.com/TJS-Guide-Service-261936017175261/



Edited by doctorxring (05/03/18 11:22 AM)

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#12761537 - 05/19/18 10:32 AM Re: Calaveras Cats [Re: catcrew68]
BW Mutschler Online   content
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Registered: 04/11/18
Posts: 1
Check out fishingwithmanny.com we caught our limits and the kids were calling him Uncle Manny by lunchtime. Fun guy to fish with, has lake record for a Redfish.

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#12761551 - 05/19/18 10:49 AM Re: Calaveras Cats [Re: catcrew68]
gar1970 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1690
Loc: southwest more west than south...
welcome to the tff BW Mutschler
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