Channel cats are about to POP.

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The channel catfish fish I cleaned yesterday had huge eggs in most of them and a couple with a wee bit smaller eggs.
I filleted one cat and it's belly was so fat the eggs popped out after a fillet came off.
I do not skin my catfish with pliers I fillet and then flip and fillet the skin off.

Caught them at Thunderbird in 9-12 foot of water.
Shad gizzards and fillet of shad.

You can get those shad right off the bank near the twin bridges.
I would bet a bank fisherman could catch them and many other kinds of fish there fishing off the rocks between the 2 bridges or under them .

I did get catfish, sand bass, crappie, bass, drum and sunfish in my cast net along the bank near the bridges yesterday.
 

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That’s the way we clean catfish and it’s time to checking holes by noodling

Last 2 times I went to the lake kids were noodling.
There were 4 kids in a small john boat this trip and they had 1 channel cat they got.
One boy probably 12 and skinny as a stick was the first to go under in search of cats under the rocks.
I checked some holes last week around the bridges and they were empty.
Late in the day though 5PM or so.
 

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Caney River Bartlesville, 37lb., Flathead, Monday 3:30am.rod and reel.
 

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The channel catfish fish I cleaned yesterday had huge eggs in most of them and a couple with a wee bit smaller eggs.
I filleted one cat and it's belly was so fat the eggs popped out after a fillet came off.
I do not skin my catfish with pliers I fillet and then flip and fillet the skin off.

Caught them at Thunderbird in 9-12 foot of water.
Shad gizzards and fillet of shad.

You can get those shad right off the bank near the twin bridges.
I would bet a bank fisherman could catch them and many other kinds of fish there fishing off the rocks between the 2 bridges or under them .

I did get catfish, sand bass, crappie, bass, drum and sunfish in my cast net along the bank near the bridges yesterday.
Met some guys years ago mid 90s did just that, east of east bridge. fathers day. I stopped by to visit 4 or 5 years. Then they didnt show any more. Cane poles shrimp worms and 2 buckets.
 

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