Get on the Water and CATCH SOME CATFISH!
Current Fishing Trends
Spring / Summer 2016
May through mid June can be a great time to catch large numbers of smaller, "eater size", catfish. The bigger fish are usually staging to spawn around this time of the year, so trophy fish can be tough. As with any time of the years, you can always find a monster no matter how bad the bite it.
A wide range of baits can be used to catch the "eater size" fish. Shad, bream and perch will all work well. Remember to down size your baits for these small mouth fish.
Catfish are usually scattered this time of the years, so you can find them in varying depths of water. If you are fishing from the bank, especially at night, so of your better fishing may be right along the shoreline.
As water temperatures warm into the mid to upper 80's in late June and July you will see fish pull into deeper water during the day. Catching catfish from 50-100 feet of water is not uncommon this time of the under certain circumstances. Catfish are not always at this depth however, especially in lakes with little current flow where a thermocline may occur.
Drifting and anchoring are both very effective methods of catching fish in the summer. Since fish are covering a wide depth range and area, trolling or drifting will greatly increase you chances of finding fish quickly and putting large numbers in the boat.
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