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Fall Channels

  • nhamm
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    Robbinsdale
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    #1467186

    What water temps do they start holing up? Have a couple good spots north of SAF but haven’t tried north of the Coon Rapids dam yet for fall cats. Figured got to get at least one more outing for them since these water temps want to linger in that mid 50.

    Brian Klawitter
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    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 58765
    #1467512

    I can only speak for P4.

    When the flathead start showing up in their wintering areas the channels follow. Down here the wintering “holes” are filling up.

    nhamm
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    Robbinsdale
    Posts: 7348
    #1467545

    Well then up here they should be good and ready!

    Asked my 6yr old if she wants to go out fishing again before winter, she said YES!! Asked her then what kind of fishy she wants to catch, first take was for suckers, told her might be a lil tough, she then said big ol catfish again, maybe give up my Nov. full moon walleye to chase the kitties with her. Can’t wait.

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    toddcarnes
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    Milan IL
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    #1559639

    wow mid 50,s water temps,,,,,ours are stil in the mid 80,s

    Mudshark
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    LaCrosse WI
    Posts: 2973
    #1559641

    wow mid 50,s water temps,,,,,ours are stil in the mid 80,s

    Well….considering that this was posted @ the end of October it sounds about right…….

    nhamm
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    Robbinsdale
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    #1559659

    Hmmmmm, fall time. Can’t wait. woot

    Brian Klawitter
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    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
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    #1559748

    Umm…why wait until fall?

    Duck2
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    Mahtomedi, mn
    Posts: 25
    #1571675

    I am planning a few more Pool 2 / 3 outings for fall channels cats. With the colder water temps and shorter days, is there a change in bait from summertime cattin’? Summer outings I would typically use cut bait. Do channels also seek out deep hole congregations like their flathead cousins?
    Thanks

    Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 58765
    #1571722

    Last night it was crawlers and cut bait. We caught them on sand in 18 fow, in 39 fow and everywhere in between. Largest was 12 pounds and smallest was about 2.

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    Duck2
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    Mahtomedi, mn
    Posts: 25
    #1571814

    Brian,
    Thanks for the quick response. I will load up on crawlers and see if i can tie into a few daytime channel cats.

    nhamm
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    Robbinsdale
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    #1571816

    Early spring late fall FRESH cut bait always outproduced for me. But this year is an off one, I’d have both on hand.

    Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 58765
    #1571844

    It’s a goofy year. Even the photos post sideways.

    The above was from Pool 4 btw.

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