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lanyard

Cats- when?

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lanyard

Started fishing cats last year, and am curious what time might be worth a go. Looks like the season is continuous, but wonder if it's a bit like targeting bass through the ice.

Those fish are a blast. Had some opportunity on the MN and Des Moines river- can't wait to give it another go.

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Fish'n guy

lanyard,

The early to mid April period seems to be when the channels on the Minnesota start to wake up. It all depends on the river conditions. The flathead bite usually doesn't start to pick up until May. Again water levels and temps have the final say in the bite. The warmer and lower (not too low) the water the better!!! Hopefully the river will cooperate this year better than it did last year.

If you can find a warm water discharge somewhere you might run into a decent channel cat bite right now. Check out "Channel Catfish in the Snow??" post on the Catfish forum for some live proof of this!!!

GOOD FISHIN!!!!!

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DARK30

Might be a little later this year but don't worry, we'll be braggin on here as soon as they do grin.gif

Theres a lot of guys waiting!

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LEECH21

Hey Dennis...we gotta line up a night out this year! Nothing is going to stop me! Weddings, birthdays, yardwork, work, honey-do-lists, being sick, rain, snow, sleet, hail, dieing.....well okay, dieing might put a hamper on things! grin.gif Let me know which month is usaully the best to catch a nice flatty, Leech.

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Blue Kayak

Caught my first channel cat in the MN River today (3/25/06). Pretty small, but maybe they'll start sooner rather than later.

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DARK30

Hopefully we get some active fish before we get too much rain. The river sure looks good right now. Might have to give er a shot later today.

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Jim W

"Later today"? Fishing? What's that?LOL

Kev, what's your plan for Trout Day Weekend?

I have a new phone number....send a note!

Jim

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DARK30

Hi Jim! Well I tried it for about an hour with no luck...course I was using fresh calamari..maybe they don't like it.

I'm ready for some trout fishing! We got a group site reserved at Forestville. I'll call ya.

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