MOON PHASE (57%)
Nothing to fast for me this weekend but some quality fish came top side. Friday night I boated 4 eyes in a short outing. A 24" and a fat 25.5" made the night and long drive to my spot with the no wake worth it. Things really changed Saturday morning with a massive algae bloom. Boated 5 eyes and a stripper. Biggest eye was 22". Got fish on structure with jigging raps but those fish weren't note worthy and not there with high numbers. Open water was were the big fish were. A transition is about to take place and the fish should start really putting on the feed bag. Cooler temps this coming weekend should help. Now if a guy could go faster than 3mph I think I could get a real good pattern going.
Good luck out there,
turkee35...Yes I have caught catfish suspended to deep water. I find the deep holes with my Navionics mapping and then 2d sonar will tell me what depth they are at and I have caught catfish in 12 ft water over a 40 ft hole. Tight lines my friend!
Mendota Catfish are more of a predatory fish than the typical scavenger. I've had them eat all sorts of things boatside.
Jerry should understand that the Coldwater Pike that he is pursuing will die in this warm water when you pull them from the deep. Spring, Fall and Winter should be the only times those fish should be targeted... PERIOD. Shame to do that to the best trophy pike fishery in the state.
MOON PHASE (38%)
We catch cats all the time trolling up in greenbay. Many times suspended 1/2 way down in 30 feet of water. Cranks to harnesses so it’s not uncommon at all. I have never trolled mendota but I see no reason they wouldn’t here also!
MOON PHASE (28%)
But are they actively feeding when they suspend? I thought they were bottom feeders?... a guy I know (definitely not me) lost a big fish at the net today and thought maybe he might have saw whiskers on it but I can't imagine a catfish feeding like that... again asking for a friend ??