Catfish – Fishing Holes in Small Rivers Small-river catfish often key on holes based on available cover and current. Check the head, midsection and tail end of a hole to determine which is best.
Catfish are notoriously light biters in cold water. Classic deadbait rods and tactics entice them into nibbling their way up the bait and onto your hook.
Summer catfishing requires minimal tackle and technique. However, the better you understand your quarry, analyze fishing conditions and tweak your presentations, the more and bigger fish you’ll catch. Cats often relate to deep holes formed at river bends, or to flooded wood cover. From a boat, either anchor just above a hole, and toss [Read more…]
by Brad Durick with comments by Dave Csanda Brad: Manitoba and the University of Nebraska teamed up for a tag study on catfish movements. Saturday I caught 2 in downtown Grand Forks. That gives me 9 total caught since last year. We believe they got over the dams during last year’s summer flood when [Read more…]
Channel catfish in rivers relate to current breaks and cover associated with deep holes. Anchor just upstream from key fish attractors and use deadbeat rigs to coax fish into biting.
Pre-spawn catfish gather in the swift water below dams during late spring. Spinner rigging cutbait slightly above bottom attracts and catches big cats in strong current.
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