Ice Fishing Catfish

11/20/15 @ 2:04 PM
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Brad Durick
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MEMBER since 3/31/16
It looks like the ice cat season is quickly approaching. I have it high on my list of things to do this winter. How many of you do it and can you offer any tips?
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12/1/15 @ 10:18 PM
icehouse n eyes
icehouse n eyes
USER since 7/1/12
Same as big shane. petenwell in the channels. cats all day jigging. raps spoons u name it. fun, but not my target species

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11/29/15 @ 11:02 AM
Brad Durick
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MEMBER since 3/31/16
The more I dig into this the more I like the idea of Automatic Fisherman and/or Jaw Jacker. I can't seem to get an answer whether they are legal over here in ND. The regs read as grey to me.

I would be doing most of my ice cat fishing in MN anyway and those are all illegal over there. I guess the bottom line is get out and try it.

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11/29/15 @ 9:18 AM
svitreum
svitreum
USER since 8/29/06
I just started getting them last year on a shallow lake I tip-up fish for pike. I have been getting them in the deepest part of the lake (about 7-8 fow) mostly on auto-fisherman with a medium shiner set about a foot off the bottom, and always just before dark. All of them go from 6-10 lbs. Boy do they fight hard!! One old timer fishes for these exclusively and always at night. Just a different little wrinkle in the ice fishing repertoire.

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11/25/15 @ 8:03 PM
Big_Shane
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USER since 3/26/15
Catch them all day long on Petenwell while fishing for walleyes and crappie using typical walleye and crappie setups. Kind of a pain. They're all around 2-4lbs.

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11/25/15 @ 4:36 AM
A5¢
A5¢
MEMBER since 6/15/09
This is a Big Green cat from last spring. The locals sent me to "Cat School" and I learned a lot. Most of what I got were around 30". A ton of fun on a jig pole through the ice! I am going to try starting earlier this year, if it ever freezes up!

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11/24/15 @ 8:43 PM
crawdaddy
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USER since 7/11/01
Watched a segment of ice fishing for cats on in-fisherman years ago. Applied the info. No issues catching winter cats since. 3/8 Oz jig with chunk of cut bait ( I use golden shiner) or sometimes use a #5 or #7 jigging rap again tipped with cut bait. Deep water with mild current. I jig bottom 6 or 7 feet. Best usually 2-3 feet up. They are in huge rather lethargic schools that do not move much. Once you find them action can be fast. There are multiple flowages with good cat populations along the Wisconsin...

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11/24/15 @ 3:56 PM
cabinbum
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USER since 4/1/10
ask for info on the big green thread. i know its a big deal there. good luck. mmmmmmmmm smoked cat!!

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11/24/15 @ 2:28 PM
Todd Young
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USER since 6/25/15
Interesting subject. I ice fish a local lake often for pike, bass and pan fish. The lake is loaded with channel cats. Don't ever recall ever catching one or seeing on iced. Anxious to hear how you make out and about your methods.

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11/23/15 @ 4:31 PM
tiddies1981
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USER since 1/22/15
I usually catch them on tip ups accidentally. They often barrel roll and tangle the line. That's my only expierence.

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11/22/15 @ 5:01 PM
Brad Durick
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MEMBER since 3/31/16
Once again I have been assigned to write about ice fish cats. I have been doing my homework. Hopefully soon I can put it all together.

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