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North TX Shallow Cats #13405475 01/15/20 08:37 PM
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When do the cats start moving shallow in spring? Is it always with the shad or can a few warm days in late jan feb. get them moving up the creeks?
I've never fished for them before March. But I also never fish real deep usually around 4 to 15 ft.

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IMO there are cats that spend their whole life shallow. Now certain times of the year the majority of the fish migrate, but even then I think the migrations is because they are following the bait.

Yes a few warm days after a cold period will get some fish going shallow. But there will be some bait shallow also. So I still believe they are following the bait

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In a normal winter, the fish will go shallow in the afternoon to heat up. When it is 75 degrees in the middle of January they do not hold to a normal winter pattern, but that may change in February if it gets colder. At 75 degrees they can be shallow or deep.

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Good info guys thanks.

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Find Shallow water that has Birds and you will find Catfish.. White or Black Birds on the shallow shore in the am, is a GO Spot... just saying.


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