Was just on Columbia recently, only had one stack going. Water temp was in mid 60's on warm side, I would suggest sticking to that side, but I am sure some cats to be caught down cold side also. Unfortunately the years of guys keeping the flatheads out of Columbia have taken their toll on population, the smaller channel cats seem to be doing ok.
Catfishing (real fishing)
MOON PHASE (45%)
21° - 25° F
Well... still stuck at "0" cats for 2019... but had a great day fishing Big Eau Plaine and Lake DuBay in Central WI with Lake Link's own CRAWDADDY!
Threw cut up shiners, fathead minnows and Rosey Red minnows at 'em... Nuthin' at BEP. At Lake DuBay, got a couple of walleye (1 keeper) and a chunky 24 inch northern pike. No cats today but CRAWDADDY tells me he's hit cats HARD during the winter in the past at DuBay... so I'm SURE I'll be out there again sometime! :-)
Tight lines, all!
Ralph (aka The Mad "Still Searchin' for my FIRST Ice Cat" Catter!) ;-0
Change of Holidays fishing plans... WILL get ice cattin' eventually! Hit Nashville, TN for a few days with family and did ya know the Cumberland River runs through Nashville? Researched and found Blues (record setting), channels, and flats swim these waters! Guess I gotta plan a bucket list cattin' trip in the future! ;-)
Happy 2019 Fellow Catters!
Ralph (The Mad "Enjoyin' Southern Hospitality and TOO MUCH Great Southern Cooking'" Catter!) ;-p
I caught 5 First thing this morning from 7:30-8:30. I moved after that to look for other things. I was in 17 fow off main channel about a mile straight west of The Lure.
2 on deadstick with fathead and 2 on deadstick with Rosie red. Also one on spoon with Rosie red head.
Go get them. They was real aggressive for me today.
Peace and Good Fishing,
Howdy Fellow Catters!
Hope you have a relaxing and FUN Holiday Season with your family and friends! Been fightin' some sickness of late, but fully intend to be ice cattin' on Lake Petenwell with onebuck95 (Madison Mark) early Monday, December 31st... so guess I could still ADD to my 2018 cat count! Woot! Woot! ;-)
Happy Cattin', All!
Ralph (aka The Mad "Gonna Get Me Some Ice Cats This Winter" Catter!) :-))