Open Lake Channel Cats
Does anyone fish for Channel Catfish in the open lake, or has caught them while targeting other species? Either from boat or shore. Occasionally I’ll see someone post a random Cat while they were Perch fishing or Walleye trolling and I’m wondering if there’s any trend to the type of baits they’re keying in on, especially artificials. Next weekend I’ll be switching over to primarily Drum fishing for the rest of the Summer, which means jigging and trolling in shallow water, where I’d guess most of the Cats hang out too. If there are any baits or lures I could run to up my odds of getting into a few Channels this Summer, I’d gladly start pulling them. So far I’ve only caught one open water Cat and it fought better than almost any other fish I’ve caught in the main lake. Thing was 21 pounds and ate a spoon that was intended for Walleye. Thanks in advance!