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.|