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Susquehanna River, Questions & Comments => Susquehanna River Catfish => Topic started by: FM on March 21, 2014, 12:56:06 PM

Title: Catfishin' Time
Post by: FM on March 21, 2014, 12:56:06 PM
I love springtime catfishin'. as zziipp mentioned it is probably the very best time to get a monster and you can really catch a mess of them while they are still all bunched up in their wintering holes. I tried a spot where I  figured I could at least get to the water w/o having to use crampons and climb down the ice wall. I didn't have it great, (about a 2 story climb to land each fish, down and back up) but I found a path to the water and was able to land six channel cats in a couple hours. I'm guessing that the two biggest were about 28 inches. They were all skinny from the long harsh winter and will be putting on some pounds over the next couple months to get ready for their spawn. I got them all on cut chub and suckers casting out as far as possible to the current break. Good Luck if you go out! I will be doing as much of it as I can fit in for the next two months at least.
FM

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Title: Re: Catfishin' Time
Post by: chez on March 21, 2014, 01:09:22 PM
NICE !!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Catfishin' Time
Post by: zziipp on March 21, 2014, 01:10:31 PM
nice job fm.in another week or two i will be hitting my spots. tomorrow is gonna be a double shift on the ice b-4 its gone.
Title: Re: Catfishin' Time
Post by: mikenepa50 on March 21, 2014, 02:55:56 PM
Good luck with the site.  I use to fish the river years ago and am looking forward to starting again.
I'm sure this is going to be a source of info
Title: Re: Catfishin' Time
Post by: Mr.Wiskers on March 21, 2014, 09:37:28 PM
Nice Cats FM, Got the Fever :)
Title: Re: Catfishin' Time
Post by: FM on March 22, 2014, 10:35:42 AM
Here are a couple more pics from yesterdays catfishing. I forgot I took some on my phone. they are of the two bigger fish of the day.
FM

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Title: Re: Catfishin' Time
Post by: Lucky Eddy on March 24, 2014, 01:53:38 AM
Do you get that coffee delivered streamside? Nice fish.
Title: Re: Catfishin' Time
Post by: FM on March 24, 2014, 06:44:49 AM
Do you get that coffee delivered streamside? Nice fish.

I wish! I was able to tuck it into my bucket and get it to the shore w/o spilling a drop for once!
FM
Title: Re: Catfishin' Time
Post by: spider1 on March 24, 2014, 07:38:06 AM
looks good! Can't wait to get up there and tie into some of them bad boys. But... with the ice season lasting as long as it is, I might just have to.  ;)
Title: Re: Catfishin' Time
Post by: Cardinal1 on March 24, 2014, 04:46:46 PM
I love the new site, FM. It's dedicated to my favorite body of water. I can't wait to get out and chase those catties. Then target other species as the season goes on. It's been a long winter for open water guys like myself.
Title: Re: Catfishin' Time
Post by: deadstick50 on March 27, 2014, 08:37:56 PM
I only know of 2 cats caught in the river in Susqehanna County. One was a 24lber and one was a 12lber. Both were caught after the floods, we always thought they must have been washed in from a pond or lake. Does anyone know of any more caught between the state line in Windsor and the line in Conklin?