Drifting for Blue Catfish on Grand Lake with Gus and Family
The crisp fall air had the blue catfish excited to eat breakfast this morning! The girls stuck it to the boys today. The girls caught the most, biggest, and smallest fish for the sweep of the friendly competition for the day. This group was a blast to have on the boat.
All fish caught drifting .5-.7mph. We used fresh cut gizzard shad and they preferred the tails today for some reason. I don’t normally use the tails but gave it a try today and that was the ticket!!! The girls figured out how to do a long sweeping hook increasing their hookup ratio today using 8/0 Double Action Hooks from Team Catfish. When on anchor we usually reel down on the fish, but when drifting a long sweeping hook set has worked better.
Water temp was 70 degrees today. As the water cools down, the blue catfish bite picks up! Be sure and find the bait that is broken up with blue cat arches below feeding on them. If there is too much bait on the screen and they aren’t broken up keep looking.
I’ve got several weekend openings the next couple of months if anyone wants to get in on some good fishing or learn how.