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walleyes12

Just wondering if anyone has had any significant success yet fishing for the kitties. My buddy and I Caught 7 lastnight ranging from 2-10 pounds, no giants yet! I was also curious what everyone considers to be "good eaters" we usually have a rule of thumb if its under 5 pounds we keep it. Just curious on whatever one thinks? Good luck everyone

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Ed Carlson

18" to 22"...nothing over 24".

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BrianLucky13

Catfish are bitting right now but havent had any big ones yet!!

Been out the last 2 nights from 9 at night to 3 in the morning or so and we have only been catching ones around the 1-3 pounds area. All have been on nightcrawlers, no cut bait for some reason. Another week or two the big ones should start bitting I would guess.

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Brian

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walleyes12

We had a pretty successful weekend. Friday night we caught 7 cats, and our biggest was 14 pounds, and a few around the 10 pound range. Lastnight we caught another one around around 13. I will try to post pictures if I can figure out how too. Good luck everyone

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JoeTC

I'm new to catfishing and I'll be trying the FM area later this week. I was wondering what type of structure I should be fishing this time of year. I've fished north dam a couple times for walleyes with no success. Is this a good area for catfish? Or are there any other places in the FM area you could suggest for shore fishing? Thanks

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walleyes12

I have caught a fair amount of cats at the North dam already. Look for Brush Piles, and keep your bait close to it.

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vicman76

I've done pretty well fishing for cats at the north dam too, early evening or morning has produced well and they seem to really hit on crawlers, not much else. sticking to lighter tackle has also been key as the fish seem to bite real light, and often drop the bait at the first sign of resistance. Good Luck everyone!

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    • Troy Smutka
      2/18/18     Got out on an area lake an hour before sunrise Saturday. Got a bunch of crappies until they slowed about 9 am. Most between 9.5 and 11 inches. Sunfish started biting about sunrise and bit all morning. Half of them were 8 to 8.5 inches. Most of the rest were 7 to 7.5 inches. Kept two meals of fish--released the rest. 1/32 ounce VMC Tungsten Tubbies tipped with a single wax worm or two red Eurolarvae fished just above some weeds in thirteen feet of water caught fish after fish. Lots of good ice on area lakes. Even though walleyes and pike close in just over a week and wheel houses can't stay out unattended soon, still a lot of good ice fishing for panfish to come. Will have plenty of ice for a while, so get out and enjoy the peace and quiet and fast crappie and sunfish action that March will bring. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • IceHawk
      Had a chance to rub shoulders and fish with some of the ice team guys today. Great bunch of guys we had some good laughs and of course discussed plenty about fishing. Even shared a few hotspots. The hands on they give the people that sign up for this event is absolutely amazeing! From hands on to tips on everything to do to make your day on the ice way more productive. From what I witnessed it would be well worth the investment to sign up for one of there events , if you are new to fishing or heck even a seasoned angler.  Fished with one guy from Nebraska said he has done 5 of these events and has enjoyed everyone of them.  Fun day for sure 
    • AlwaysFishing23
      Royce, how’s the sensitivity Is the tip soft like a tickle stick and how’s quality seem? About same price as a tickle stick I see may have to try one for next season. If It passes with flying colors do you it must be good! Tough day for me not much happening went from about 8-29 FOW and just nothing. Found perch in about 19 but even they seemed finicky and would only hit the dead stick. A bit windy on the lake today to!
    • The Chemist
      Yes that would be the one. A friend of mine sent it to me. The guy who got it is a friend of his nephew. 
    • The Chemist
      So that explains the traffic and also the one where they were shooting video of what appeared to be about a drill type auger. Did drive by an ice team truck on the way out also.
    • The Chemist
      The warmer weather has brought alot of people out to the area. We are waiting for the later bite. Most are setup in shallowet water. Haven't marked fish yet but tendto see them at sunset.    Be careful with all the holes being drilled! I found one that was covered back in, got my shin, luckily not my ankle.
    • eyeguy 54
      Started out in 26 feet this morning and had 5 dandy crappies in 15 minutes then it was over. moved a mile and found a few dandy gills in 16 feet. And a couple bass.  Day 2 with the new rods and liking them more. 
    • monstermoose78
      I would fish them trees
    • HunterFisher11
      So I should set my house in really shallow in on those trees?? Or stay out a little bit on the drop? Going to do a over night if that makes a difference?
    • monstermoose78
      Find them trees if they are in the water. I fished a lake like that and it was fishing the crappies in the trees. I had to use heavier line to horse them out quick.
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