Catfishing (real fishing)

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TODAY @ 10:48 AM
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salmon_slayer123
salmon_slayer123
USER since 11/1/17

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

Yes, many people don't realize that lake Michigan has huge and may catfish, I do most of my catfishing in Lake Michigan.

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TODAY @ 10:08 AM
eyelooking
eyelooking
USER since 2/28/05

Thanks guys for all the info. I learn something everyday. Here I live just a couple miles from Lake Michigan and never tried for cats. I mainly just fish cats starting many years ago because of the great fight they put on. My next free day I am going out there with my Navionics mapping and find me some cats. Awesome!

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9/20/18 @ 9:02 PM
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salmon_slayer123
salmon_slayer123
USER since 11/1/17

MOON PHASE (83%)
Waxing Gibbous

If you take a boat to the power plant and fish a little bit off of it you'll land 20 lb+ channels.

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9/20/18 @ 7:35 PM
SuspendedMusky
SuspendedMusky
USER since 12/9/08

Marvin,

I will agree that the catfish fight is almost second to none.  My kids, when they were younger, had a blast trying to reel in 20-24" catfish they would accidentally catch when we were fishing for walleyes or SMB.  Drag pulling, rod bending fun!

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9/20/18 @ 7:08 PM
marvin1965
marvin1965
USER since 6/19/15

Am thinking about trying  the Oak Creek Power Plant heard big cats off Lake Michigan  hang out in there.....

AM willing to fish with anyone near the big lake for trophy cats CPR

SuspendedMusky you might be come addicted to the catfish fight , just sayin 

Edited on 9/20/18 7:11 PM
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9/20/18 @ 7:08 PM
DJ-MuskyHunter
DJ-MuskyHunter
USER since 4/11/18
Definitely not what i expected. Thought i had a big king the way it ran and ran and ran.  Tired me out.  Lot of fun, fish came to 34" and my guess about 20lbs based on the size/length scale.  Was fat and a ton of fun.  Definitely might start targeting cats more...

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9/20/18 @ 7:05 PM
SuspendedMusky
SuspendedMusky
USER since 12/9/08

Just echoing the previous post......

My largest channel cats were incidental catches trolling for walleyes on Green Bay (15 - 16 lbs).  Quite a bit larger than the biggest ones I've caught interior to the state (maybe 29" or so).

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9/20/18 @ 6:50 PM
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thefishingboy
thefishingboy
USER since 9/11/04

MOON PHASE (83%)
Waxing Gibbous

Lake Michigan is FULL of giant catfish. Green Bay, every harbor, river mouth, power plant discharge, all up and down the Wisconsin shoreline and the main lake itself.

Edited on 9/20/18 6:51 PM
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9/20/18 @ 4:10 PM
eyelooking
eyelooking
USER since 2/28/05

DJ MUSKY HUNTER...Nice fish! Was that caught on Lake Michigan? If so I never knew there were any in there. Sweet!

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9/20/18 @ 2:44 PM
LITGUY49
LITGUY49
USER since 7/23/09

Meeting up with Marvin early (yawn) Sunday AM... We'll be hitting the Fox River near DePere, WI in search of MONSTER CATS!!! Is this gruffly, old catfisherman excited about this fishing trip??? Is a catfish a living, breathing tongue of the deep??? "YOU BETCHA!!!" (report to follow... OF COURSE!) ;-p

Ralph (The Mad "Excited as a Kid at Christmastime" Catter!) :-0

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