I’ve been to Coralville Reservoir three times this last week. I’ve caught a few nice cats. Here’s some numbers to ponder…
I’ve caught about 80 channel cats in three different trips (total of 15 hours);
the average weight is about 5 pounds. smallest about 2 and biggest about 9;
that brings the total weight in my boat this week to somewhere between 350 and 400 pounds.
That doesn’t count the 24 pound 38 inch flathead I caught on Monday either (that was a bonus fish).
That’s a pretty good week in my book. I have only had better totals at Mendota Lake in Madison, Wisconsin (but that’s a freak show…average weight for channel cats is around 15 pounds with similar number caught each day).
All caught on cut shad while drifting/trolling in 4 to 14 FOW. Any type bottom structure (flats, drop offs, humps, etc), they are everywhere.
Good luck out there.