At night, do the opposite to catch cats moving shallow to feed

SHAD
Big catfish like big meals, and few things do more to improve an angler’s odds of landing a true trophy cat than baiting up with a big chunk of cut shad or even a live shad. Adult flathead catfish feed almost exclusively on live fish, and shad often are an important part of the mix because they are around river channels, where flatheads spend the most time. Even channel catfish, which feed on a little bit of everything both dead and alive, turn heavily to fish diets once they get larger than 10 pounds or so.

Where do they live in Indiana? Flathead catfish are common in the state and live in large rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. What kind of habitat do they need?

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Where Do Catfish Live The hardhead catfish has four under the chin, with two more at the corners of the mouth. These barbels help the catfish find crabs, fish and shrimp in the muddy bays where they live. The dorsal and each are supported by a sharp, slime-covered barbed spine. The dorsal spine is normally erect when the fish is excited and a tennis shoe or even a leather-soled shoe offers little protection. The looks similar to the hardhead catfish, but its dorsal spine has a distinctive fleshy extension (like the fore-and-aft topsail of a ship).

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Channel catfish have smooth scales that are speckled, with a darker back to a light whitish belly. Their colors can vary from blue, to black, or olive. Generally in muddy water they are olive to yellowish white and in clear water they are blacker in color. The difference between channel catfish and other U. S. catfishes is the deeply forked caudal fin with the top of the fin larger than the bottom portion. There are two barbels on the upper jaw and four on the lower jaw. They have 24 to 29 rays in the anal fin. The upper jaw protrudes in front of the lower jaw. The dorsal and pectoral fins have hard spines whereas the other rays are soft like the anal and caudal fins. Males generally have larger heads than females and males are darker in body color than females. There is little difference between young and old fish other than size, but at very early ages channel catfish are transparent.

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Those that have been following me for a while know that one of the things I do is tailor my target species to the time of year I am fishing. This is a productive approach to catfish fishing regardless of where you live. [Tweet It]When Can You Catch Catfish, What Time Of Year? If you live in an area that doesn’t ice out you can catch catfish all year long. There’s no “season” where you cannot catch catfish in most areas of the country. Fall and Winter are seasons where many anglers don’t think of fishing but these seasons are a favorite for many hardcore catfish anglers! is one of our favorites, winter catfish action is excellent!