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#3102660 - 12/31/12 09:48 AM Catfish season?
4 Point

Registered: 08/14/12
Posts: 229
Loc: Tullahoma, TN.

I'm fairly new to catfish fishing (most of my time on the lakes is spent bowfishing) & I started running a few jugs during the summer.
I'd really like to start targeting cats on a more regular basis, both with jugs & rod & line.
Is there an 'off' season & a 'best' season for cats, or is this something I can do year round with a reasonable expectation of success?

Could anyone possibly give me any hints, tips or pointers with baits & tactics etc?

I actually bought a second boat this fall, specifically to run as a cat boat & I'd really like to get it wet!
Wooden bows, Lever actions & Blackpowder. All a body needs!

#3102749 - 12/31/12 10:53 AM Re: Catfish season? [Re: Robtattoo]
Football Hunter

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 25536
Loc: Wilson Co/Perry Co

Id pm rsimms
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You wont know,if you dont go!

#3102834 - 12/31/12 12:01 PM Re: Catfish season? [Re: Football Hunter]
10 Point

Registered: 09/08/02
Posts: 2738
Loc: Chattanooga, TN

Yea, what Football Hunter said. Specific questions please and I'll do my best.

That said, "Yes, there are on and off seasons. My favorite 'On' time is from mid-April thru early June."
Read my book, "An Outdoor State of Mind"
"The outdoors is not just a place, it's a state of mind."

#3103015 - 12/31/12 02:11 PM Re: Catfish season? [Re: rsimms]
10 Point

Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 2701
Loc: Bartlett, TN

Go fish below the dams on the Cumberland River while you still can!

There are some huge catfish caught in the winter time, although I've never gone after them much due to conflicts with hunting season.
I'm hungry and tired. Don't poke my belly.

#3112340 - 01/07/13 07:56 AM Re: Catfish season? [Re: Crosshairy]

Registered: 10/05/12
Posts: 81
Loc: Cordova, TN

My favorite times are June to October. Crappie turn on in the winter, so usually done cat fishing when it gets cold, and deer season starts up.
#3431174 - 11/01/13 03:33 PM Re: Catfish season? [Re: rj112275]
8 Point

Registered: 10/09/13
Posts: 1587
Loc: Cleveland & Bedford CO

Too bad you dont know somebody that chases trophy cats.....GOOBER!
The Real Spurhunter, don't be fooled by imposters.

#3431237 - 11/01/13 04:34 PM Re: Catfish season? [Re: TheRealSpurhunter]
10 Point

Registered: 12/28/09
Posts: 3283
Loc: Giles Co. Tn

They bite year round.. same rig.. nothing fancy.. hook line sinker cut bait.. skip jack is the best followed by shad then bluegill
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#3431534 - 11/01/13 09:09 PM Re: Catfish season? [Re: pressfit]
14 Point

Registered: 08/23/12
Posts: 7707
Loc: Memphis, Tennessee

Sometimes you will get bites on all different things. One day you may wear them out on cut bait and the next nothing. I usually bring all kinds of baits with me. Most of the time I have chicken livers, turkey livers, worms, skipjack and sometimes brim. This year I was told to try cut chicken breast with minced garlic and strawberry koolaid.
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