susquehanna cats

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2008/04/10 09:10:39 (permalink)

susquehanna cats

the cat action down here is starting to get very good
the river is alittle high but just about at the perfect level for cats below harrisburg
mainly catching flat heads on worms or crayfish right now
the channel cat action has dropped dramaticlly in the last couple years since we started seeing the flat heads.......good news on them though is that they are getting to be over 2 feet for an average, and that is fun :)
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    TBS
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    RE: susquehanna cats 2008/04/13 01:54:44 (permalink)
    When did flatheads start on the scene ? I fished from 3 mile is. to Columbia for years & only got channels.

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    bigbear2012
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    RE: susquehanna cats 2008/04/14 07:39:47 (permalink)
    i've been catching them at the south end of TMI for three years now
    they are growing fast and i think they may be eating all the small channel cats, because i haven't caught a small channel in two years now
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    RE: susquehanna cats 2008/04/26 23:38:24 (permalink)
    there was an article in outdoor news about flt heads out there last year!
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    bigbear2012
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    RE: susquehanna cats 2008/04/29 14:59:03 (permalink)
    the flat heads have grown
    they are averaging around 10 lbs now, with some nice ones thrown in
    even got one on the pin set up last night
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    RE: susquehanna cats 2008/05/10 19:02:48 (permalink)
    Watermellon seeds are the best bait for cats.
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    bigbear2012
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    RE: susquehanna cats 2008/05/12 14:37:26 (permalink)
    i had some salmon that got freezer burn, so i cut it up for cut bait, they loved it
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    RE: susquehanna cats 2008/05/22 21:32:58 (permalink)
    Stone cats work well down there.
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    RE: susquehanna cats 2008/05/27 15:21:45 (permalink)
    yes the do
    crayfish still seem to be the best in my area
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    RE: susquehanna cats 2008/06/11 10:43:14 (permalink)
    cat action is still hot down here
    getting both flat heads and channels....and the occasional walleye, muskie, smallmouth, havn't hooked a carp yet this year?
    weird
    crayfish are still the hot bait, but cut baits and worms are working well too...even the left over shrimp from dinner the other night
    lol

    wishin i was fishin
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    RE: susquehanna cats 2008/06/14 18:44:32 (permalink)
    Ill be heading that way in a few weeks somewhere around duncannon ill start.  Fished the river from new cumberland to selinsgrove and found that new cumberland was the best action for smallies unreal.
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    RE: susquehanna cats 2008/06/16 13:45:43 (permalink)
    hey Bigbear, try live lining some live Bluegill 6 inches or bigger, if there are large Flatheads around this will catch them...
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    RE: susquehanna cats 2008/06/28 22:52:11 (permalink)
    Caught this one earlier tonight below TMI... 24" 5.3lbs
     
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