Lake Tawakoni Catfish Report-2017 was very good! While we wait for summer weather to depart and cooler fall temperatures, we are catching crappie, hybrid striper, white bass, striper, and some nice catfish mixed in! We are very lucky to have a great lake like Tawakoni to call home! The Trophy Blue Catfish season is not here yet, but Lake Tawakoni is giving up some very nice crappie and striper while we wait! Lake Tawakoni’s Trophy Blue Catfish will start to show up more and more as the fall weather cools down! If you like to catch crappie and striper, book a trip today, Tawakoni is fishing GREAT! Book your trip with Lake Tawakoni Fishing Guide James Evans today!
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The bite should still be strong on Trophy Catfish! As water temperature’s drop, the big cats start covering more areas of the lake. Right now the depth of fishing would range from 20ft – 30ft. Find the big group of shad working around creek beds, tree lines, or humps. Big Hooks, Big Bait, and Big Tackle is the key to get that fish of a lifetime. Good Luck out there and be safe. Check out BoneheadTackle.com for all your gear!
Here is some more Blue Catfish information! The blue catfish is one of the biggest species of catfish in North America. It is bluish-gray in color with a white belly. They have a forked tail, very smooth skin with no scales, and a wide head. Blue Catfish have a dorsal hump near the center of their back which earned them the nickname “humpback blue.” An average catfish is usually between 25-40 inches and measures 20-40 pounds. Blue catfish spawn in the spring or early summer, when the water reaches at least 70 degrees. First, the male fish chooses the nest spot. They usually choose dark, isolated areas for this, such as in logs and between rocks. He then lures a female into the nest and she lays a mound of eggs. The male then fertilizes them, chases the female away, and then guards the eggs.
The eggs hatch in 6-10 days and newly hatched fries remain near the nest with the father. After a few days, the fries venture out on their own. Blue catfish become sexually mature when they reach 24 inches long. The maximum lifespan of a blue catfish is around 20-25 years.
Blue Catfish are located mainly in the Mississippi river basin from Pennsylvania to South Dakota and down to the Gulf of Mexico. Blue Catfish live in large rivers and main channels. They are also found in some large lakes. They prefer deep water with current and rock or sand bottom. These catfish are opportunist predators that will eat nearly any fish they can catch. They also eat frogs and crayfish. Cut up or dead bait attracts blue catfish because of the smell and their ability to easily catch it.
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The Lake Tawakoni Blue Catfish Report for the first week on November 2017 is GREAT! The weather has finally cooled off and the Big Blue Catfish are moving onto the flats and chasing big gizzard shad and looking for an easy meal! We have been catching Trophy Blue Catfish the last two weeks drifting big cut bait over flats and humps in 20-25 feet of water! As we move into winter, the Blue Catfishing will improve! If you like to catch Striper and Hybrid Striper, November is the time to fish! Sea Gulls are leading us to limits of big Striper and Hybrid Striper! If you like to put Trophy Hybrid Striper in the net, come join us this winter on Lake Tawakoni! Come join us this winter on Lake Tawakoni for a guided Trophy Blue Catfish Trip! Don’t forget to wear your cool whisker fishing gear! We post a lot on Facebook, please like our page!