As temperatures continue rising, channel catfish will be on the move as they actively search out food and spawning habitat, with spawning typically taking place when water temperatures reach around 75 degrees. This pre spawn period can be one of the finest fishing periods for channel catfish, as the fish are on the prowl and eating readily.
While they typically are not what most anglers think of when deciding which species to pursue in June, in many Wisconsin rivers and flowage,s channel catfish are not only plentiful, but grow to good size. They are rugged fighters that will test both the skill of the angler and the durability of his or her equipment. Throw in the fact that the smaller specimens are absolutely delicious, and you have a quarry worth your attention.
size of the cats I expect to tangle with, as well as the amount of weight required to maintain control of my presentation.
market, there truly is no substitute for the real thing when targeting channel catfish, especially the big ones. do account for their catfish each season, big channel catfish are like any trophy game fish; they didn't get that way by experimenting and taking chances too often, so keep your presentations natural.
On the "business end," I use circle hooks and carry with me an assortment of heavy barrel swivels and egg or bank sinkers ranging in size from 3 ounce through six ounce; typically, however, 3 to one ounce sinkers will suffice nicely.
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big catfish away from wood, bridge pilings or other potential obstructions. I spool my line on a quality bait casting reel; the bait clicker is an invaluable tool when running multiple lines.
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Getting rigged up for chasing channel catfish is relatively simple, although quality equipment is a must as even mid sized channel catfish are dogged fighters who refuse to give up until the very end.
Although catfish activity has increased, fish will still be looking to avoid areas of direct current. As such, while some fish may still be using holes, especially where bottom irregularities aid in deflecting current flow, a majority of the channel catfish will Air Max Yeezy White use shoreline areas such as wing dams, deadfalls and other current breaks.
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