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