May 22, 2013

Jordan River Cat Fishin'

The first cat fishing night of the year is always fun. We arrived at the river and set up around 7;30 p.m. It wasn't long until we had bites, and Roger soon hauled in the first fish of the night. The bullheads were fast and furious for the first few hours, but they were all small. Some of them were no bigger than the bait we used.
As the night wore on we switched up to bigger baits to keep the little guys away. We used beef liver and White Bass, and most of the fish came on the bass. The channel cats started biting later in the evening, and we were able to land a couple. They were both the typical 18-20 inch cookie cutters that are common for this river. Although we didn't get into any bigger fish last night, we'll be back again soon to give it another try.
All set up and ready to catch a few fish.

First catch of the evening, a bullhead

This might be the best I've ever seen this river look.

What a trophy! I could barely lift him up for the picture.

one of two cookie cutter channel cats we landed.

7 comments:

  1. Hi, Rick! Good to see you out Cat'n around. Good effort with pretty decent results. So, their are bigger Catfish in the river?

    Oh, that second picture of the river area is a "stunning" shot.

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    1. They get a lot bigger than what we caught. I've seen channel cats up to 15+ pounds come out of the Jordan.

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  2. Never caught a Catfish until earlier this year and it was by accident. We were fishing fro stripers and hooked one on a frozen shad. First Catfish came in at 4 lb. 6 oz. Good fighter too.

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    1. Those 4-5 pounders are my favorite eating size. Nice job on your first kitty.

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  3. That picture of the river is fantastic! good job on the cats! Great spot, night cat fishing and stogies... Looks like a great time!

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    1. Thanks. Hittin it up again tomorrow night.

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  4. Congratuletions my friend, very nice space...

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