Oologah Lake in Oklahoma Fishing for Blue Catfish
The blue catfish were in transition as a cold front moved in today. We started out fishing a creek channel in 8-12ft of water. Rods quickly slammed down with a couple of really nice blue catfish that we marked on side image along the channel edges. Then the bite shut down as the north wind started gusting. We tried fishing trees, creek channels, river ledges, deep flats, and wind blown areas. Each pattern would produce a couple of fish and lots of taste testers. The fish lacked commitment today. After going back and graphing a couple areas we had been to earlier I realized the situation, the fish were on a major migration and not looking to eat, but in migration mode with the front coming in. The creeks channels were loaded with fish that were traveling fast when they were barren hours earlier. I ventured to a couple of areas where I marked blue catfish earlier to find them gone. All in all we had a decent day, just had to work harder than normal to fill the live well. I did get to share lots of info with Steve and his wife for their own adventure on their home lakes. We had lots of fun and look forward to the next trip with these two.