Main Menu
Forum
Guidelines/Rules
Photo Contest
TFF Store
Guides/Destinations
Contact/Advertising
Texas Hunting Forum
Louisiana Fishing Forum
Georgia Fishing Forum
Florida Fishing Forum
Advertisement
Affiliates
J.P. Greeson's Weekly Fishing Report
Larry Bozka's Coastal Anglers
Big Billy Kinder Outdoors
Texas Fishing & Outdoors Show
Honey Hole All Outdoors Television
Get A Limit Outdoors
Barry Stokes’ Southwest Outdoors Report
Advertisement
Newest Members
GhostOfThePassedSide, 71bambam, Eric BBQman, Hexagenia, Tom Wolter
92244 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 73094
JDavis7873® 66815
Pilothawk 63444
hopalong 59857
FattyMcButterpants 59224
Manchu 53705
John175 ® 50837
SkeeterRonnie 50734
David Lee 50566
Tritonman 50010
facebook
Forum Stats
92244 Members
58 Forums
730686 Topics
9558442 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#4618568 - 03/17/10 08:18 PM when do catfish spawn?
scooter79 Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/20/10
Posts: 410
Loc: Saginaw Tx
When do catfish spawn, I have access to a small lake (about the size of Marine Creek). I was wondering when I could expect them in the shallows,Where to look etc.

Top
#4618618 - 03/17/10 08:26 PM Re: when do catfish spawn? [Re: scooter79]
tgravley aka stinkbait tom Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 11860
Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
when the cottonwoods do their thing, LOL but its pretty close


Edited by tgravley (03/17/10 08:29 PM)
_________________________
I live with Fear everyday but sometimes she lets me go fishin Gravley Construction

PB 65#
www.lewisvillecatfish.com
Facebook.com/Lewisville.catfish
www.youtube.com/gravleybrats

Top
#4618642 - 03/17/10 08:30 PM Re: when do catfish spawn? [Re: scooter79]
Philpot Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/13/09
Posts: 847
Loc: Coleman County
Here where I live in Coleman County, you can time the channel cat spawn by when the wheat starts turning, ie changing color from green to the straw color just prior to harvesting. This is ususally early May. You'll start seeing eggs in females kitties early in the spring, but they're not going to spawn until late spring.
_________________________
; ; ;

Top
#4618687 - 03/17/10 08:36 PM Re: when do catfish spawn? [Re: Philpot]
albertking Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/22/05
Posts: 3444
Loc: post, tx
what philpot sed ... blues & channels usually get started slightly ahead of flats ... by the end of june most are done but some flats will still be spawnin' a few days after 4th of july
_________________________
regards albertking

catfishing is now an industry ... it's best for the industry to eat baby catfish

Top
#4620648 - 03/18/10 10:58 AM Re: when do catfish spawn? [Re: albertking]
marked131 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/16/09
Posts: 843
Loc: Allen, Texas
So if i went out and dropped a rig for cats i coul catch some? As long as theres cats near by?


Edited by marked131 (03/18/10 10:59 AM)
_________________________





Top
#4621977 - 03/18/10 05:29 PM Re: when do catfish spawn? [Re: marked131]
Shep M Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1111
Loc: Corinth, Texas
How do you ctach them during spawn, I heard they arent eating then?
_________________________

Top
#4622543 - 03/18/10 07:59 PM Re: when do catfish spawn? [Re: marked131]
Philpot Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/13/09
Posts: 847
Loc: Coleman County
Find rocks, like rip rap or naturally occuring rocks, and they should be there in fairly shallow water. Fishhauler told me this last year, and the young gentleman was right.
_________________________
; ; ;

Top
#4622594 - 03/18/10 08:12 PM Re: when do catfish spawn? [Re: Philpot]
tgravley aka stinkbait tom Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 11860
Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
yes they eat, anything that comes around the nest
_________________________
I live with Fear everyday but sometimes she lets me go fishin Gravley Construction

PB 65#
www.lewisvillecatfish.com
Facebook.com/Lewisville.catfish
www.youtube.com/gravleybrats

Top
#4622605 - 03/18/10 08:14 PM Re: when do catfish spawn? [Re: tgravley aka stinkbait tom]
Dinty Online   happy
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/14/06
Posts: 803
Loc: Lewisville, TX
good time for using cane poles from the boat...

Top
#4622620 - 03/18/10 08:17 PM Re: when do catfish spawn? [Re: tgravley aka stinkbait tom]
Lga043 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 05/10/08
Posts: 6176
Loc: Sanger, Texas
Hey Shep, follow Stinkbait-Tom around, if you don't see him use your nose, cause he will have the sure shot bucket open, or get you some sure shot and go to Rocky Point about the last week in may, move up and down the bank from the point to where the rocks end on the other side of the bridge till you get your limit!!!
_________________________

2011 NTTC Rookies of The Year
2013 NTTC Anglers of The Year

Top
#4624497 - 03/19/10 09:59 AM Re: when do catfish spawn? [Re: Lga043]
Bigblue or Gaspergoo Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/17/08
Posts: 705
Loc: Burleson Texas
Channnels start spawning when water temps hold a steady 70 degrees , blues will start a couple weeks later than that.. Just find u some nice brushy, rocky, timber infested shallow waters and the bite should be on .. Usually May-June prime time for spawning cats.. thumb
_________________________
"The wife said shes gonna leave me if I go fishing one more time"! I'm sure gonna miss her...

Top
#4627404 - 03/20/10 03:01 AM Re: when do catfish spawn? [Re: Bigblue or Gaspergoo]
Perch Prince Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/14/09
Posts: 202
Loc: Azle, TX
I figure the real question is, When do catfish hit the creek?

They are moving in now and will be there thru May 15. April is killer time in the creeks for channels, blues and flatheads.
_________________________
Started out with nothing and still have most of it left.

For the rich there is therapy; for the rest of us there is fishing.

Top
#4628387 - 03/20/10 10:55 AM Re: when do catfish spawn? [Re: Lga043]
Cody Neace Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/27/10
Posts: 7752
Loc: Denton,TX
Originally Posted By: Lga043
Hey Shep, follow Stinkbait-Tom around, if you don't see him use your nose, cause he will have the sure shot bucket open, or get you some sure shot and go to Rocky Point about the last week in may, move up and down the bank from the point to where the rocks end on the other side of the bridge till you get your limit!!!


rolfmao
_________________________
Sitting at home watching the carpet grow

Top
#4628395 - 03/20/10 10:58 AM Re: when do catfish spawn? [Re: Cody Neace]
tgravley aka stinkbait tom Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 11860
Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
Why is everbody always pickin on me?????
_________________________
I live with Fear everyday but sometimes she lets me go fishin Gravley Construction

PB 65#
www.lewisvillecatfish.com
Facebook.com/Lewisville.catfish
www.youtube.com/gravleybrats

Top
#4628634 - 03/20/10 11:49 AM Re: when do catfish spawn? [Re: tgravley aka stinkbait tom]
Cody Neace Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/27/10
Posts: 7752
Loc: Denton,TX
dont worry tom i like the smell of stink bait too
_________________________
Sitting at home watching the carpet grow

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2014 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide