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Fish: Blue Catfish

Any Catfish In CO RIvers???

Post By: jgriffie      Posted: 8/2/2012 6:49:19 PM     Points: 22    
Fellow anglers:

I was wondering are there any rivers in CO that hold a decent numbers of catfish? Iíve always wanted to try fishing for cats from a boat on a river so I figured why not start now? Iím not looking for directions to anyoneís ďsecret catfish honey holeĒ just some info on CO river(s) where I can hook into a few whiskers. I would assume that there would be some in the Arkansas below Pueblo but with gas at $3 plus a gallon donít want to drive the rig all the way down if no one has ever seen/heard of any in that body of water. Once I have a starting point I can take it from there.

Thank you in advance & tight lines.


 Reply by: FishSeal      Posted: 8/2/2012 8:21:05 PM     Points: 2957    
You can find numbers, not so much size, of catfish in the Colorado near Grand Junction and the immediate areas, Green River, and Yampa River from Hayden west.

When I go out for field work, I try to make it my goal to catch 100 catfish in a week. Sometimes, if field work allows a half day, I'll catch 25 or so then.

They love worms just bounced on the bottom, but you'll also find takers for crankbaits and flies.

 Reply by: jgriffie      Posted: 8/2/2012 10:18:05 PM     Points: 22    

I really appreciate the update I'll let you know how I do.

Thanks again,