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#491713 - 06/12/18 04:24 PM Big Catfish?
tallryan610 Offline


Registered: 08/28/17
Posts: 28
Loc: Kansas City, MO
I am new to owning a pond. I bought property with a 15 year old pond in August last year and we built a home and moved in this past April. Last Summer/fall I began feeding and had catfish come up to feed. I counted a consistent 13 big guys 2lb to 10.5lb and that was it. Nightly I could get them to the surface.

This season (we had an extremely cold winter with most of it the pond being frozen over) I have counted up to 7 bigger cats, most of the time its 0-2. This morning I feed the fish and I had at least 7 big guys back after about a month of almost no catfish activity, is it possible they were on beds spawning this past month?

That being said I have had the BG feeding like pets this spring.

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#491716 - 06/12/18 04:59 PM Re: Big Catfish? [Re: tallryan610]
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Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 646
Loc: West Central Missouri
I am assuming your catfish are channels and do you think you have the proper structure in the pond for their spawning? From what I have read they like, but may not require, cavities of some sort to bed in.

I'm glad to hear they are there. A pond with cats that size is a wonderful thing.
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#491728 - 06/12/18 10:14 PM Re: Big Catfish? [Re: tallryan610]
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Registered: 08/28/17
Posts: 28
Loc: Kansas City, MO
Ive added about 20 structures of various sizes the past year. There is a 5x5x5 Georgia cube and several cinder block piles. We just got back from feeding the fish saw maybe 2 big cats and probably 100-150 bluegill.

We caught 8 BG while feeding and a nice 1.5lb bass. My 5 year brings them all in and loves it.

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