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  • Catfish anyone????

    Posted by jboy on July 17, 2014 at 1:53 am

    I am all for Crappie Fishing, Bass here and there for fun… But I use to love going Catfishing at night… They are a lot of fun to catch and throw back…. Ive never tried catfishing on Percy…..Ive heard that Catfish are being caught now or Spawning…. Anyone know where I can take a friends kidfishing for catfish??? im new on Percy Priest Lake, Just now getting back into fishing with a pontoon boat…. I useually put in at Stewarts Ferry boat ramp…. Any Ideas or areas would be helpful… Thanks Hope everyone has a great fishing week…. John

    degaman replied 9 years, 8 months ago 5 Members · 6 Replies
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  • degaman

    Member
    July 17, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Not an expert by any means, nor even an avid angler for catfish, but 2 out of the last 3 times (including this morning) that I fished where the long point across from Stewarts Ferry launch area meets the bank I have caught a 7-8 lb cat. Both were caught off the shallow big rocks, one a flathead, and the other a channel cat.

  • ibdally111

    Member
    July 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I have caught a (3) 8 – 10 lb. flatheads on yellow crankbaits at the old roadbeds in East and West fork….two last summer and one this summer. All those flatheads were in less than 5 foot of water. My crappie buddy and I caught many small channel cats long lining for crappie this spring in the mouths of Sister cove and the Ski course cove…those were in 10 – 14 foot of water. Those fish were caught trolling 1/16 oz. crappie jigs. I have been wanting to take my teenage son cat fishing some evening, let us know how you do!

  • jboy

    Member
    July 18, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Thanks too you both…. If the rain holds off I may try Saturday…. Ill let you know how it goes if I go… Thanks

  • creekcrappie

    Member
    July 20, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Caught one today all the way in the back of stewards creek today. Scale read 13 pounds. I caught it on a Go 2 10 inch paddle worm.

  • philip-nichols

    Member
    July 20, 2014 at 2:50 am

    I’m heading back to nickajack Thursday that’s where you need to go only 1 hour 20 minute drive last time I went we had 36 cats mostly channels with a couple blue’s over 10 pounds well over 100 pounds of fish and that’s about the average number we catch each time we go.

  • degaman

    Member
    July 20, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    My son caught a flathead about 15-20 lbs during the Friday Night Tournament. Thought he had a money fish until it refused to surface.

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