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#487119 - 03/12/18 07:33 PM Channel cat spawning
cb100 Offline

Registered: 12/19/14
Posts: 111
Loc: lake co calif
At what size or age do cc spawn .and about what water temperature.

#487120 - 03/12/18 07:45 PM Re: Channel cat spawning [Re: cb100]
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Registered: 11/26/09
Posts: 129
Loc: .
3 lbs is lower weight and middle 70's F is where spawning starts. Better minimum weight is 5 lbs.

#487121 - 03/12/18 07:55 PM Re: Channel cat spawning [Re: cb100]
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Registered: 12/19/14
Posts: 111
Loc: lake co calif
Is there a chance of smaller ones having a limited spawn say 1.5 to 2 pounds .just trying to figure out if I need to remove the smaller ones and move some larger ones from my other pond .they are between 12 and 18 pounds.

#487122 - 03/12/18 08:54 PM Re: Channel cat spawning [Re: cb100]
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Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 1651
Loc: S. end of Elkins, Arkansas
Smaller ones will spawn if they are aged enough and stunted in growth. Well fed ones will be at three to five pounds by the end of their second summer. Mine had eggs in them by then, but no fry were seen, even though I provided habitat. I suspect, in a pond, adult bluegill and small LMB will eat any CC fry fairly quickly.

I think to have a successful pond spawn, that the CC would have to be the only fish, except maybe fathead minnows could be in with them.

#487124 - 03/12/18 11:00 PM Re: Channel cat spawning [Re: cb100]
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Registered: 12/19/14
Posts: 111
Loc: lake co calif
This pond has only res,cc and fhm


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