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#3134144 - 01/22/13 09:03 AM Catfish question
Slaughter-06
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I'm ready for a weekend at the lake but the wind will not cooperate with me to do any Crappie fishing, so I was wondering do you think I would have any luck with catfish on yo yo's or even a trotline?

what water depth should I try?

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#3134155 - 01/22/13 09:12 AM Re: Catfish question [Re: Slaughter-06]
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My experience is that it's pretty cold for yo-yo's, but maybe others know differently.

Trotlines are always "in season" \:\)
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#3134159 - 01/22/13 09:15 AM Re: Catfish question [Re: Crosshairy]
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I use to fish the backwater in the river bottoms years ago in the winter time and always had good luck, I have never tried Reelfoot lake in the winter time for catfish, but it seems like the should be bitting something, I'm like you I never see people yo yo in the winter time not sure why though?
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#3134273 - 01/22/13 10:32 AM Re: Catfish question [Re: Slaughter-06]
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I have always been able to catch them year round on the same rig..
bottom fishing with cut fish for bait..
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#3134311 - 01/22/13 10:59 AM Re: Catfish question [Re: Slaughter-06]
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 Originally Posted By: Slaughter-06
I use to fish the backwater in the river bottoms years ago in the winter time and always had good luck, I have never tried Reelfoot lake in the winter time for catfish, but it seems like the should be bitting something, I'm like you I never see people yo yo in the winter time not sure why though?

Yo-yos no good when they freeze up and springs don't work, basically just a limb line then

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#3134317 - 01/22/13 11:04 AM Re: Catfish question [Re: TNRazorback]
Slaughter-06
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would you fish out in deep water or around the banks
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#3134473 - 01/22/13 01:04 PM Re: Catfish question [Re: Slaughter-06]
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This time of year you will probably be best to look for moving water as colder temps have dropped DO (dams are usually good). Personally I like jugging or in our case noodling, which is just tying a catfish rig to a 1/4 of a pool noddle.
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#3134545 - 01/22/13 01:48 PM Re: Catfish question [Re: ashleeranderson]
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I have noodles but they are hard to keep up with in the wind, very little moving water at Reelfoot lake.
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