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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.

Good Fishing

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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    • FishinCT
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