Ohio River Action:Fishing for Blue catfish around mussel beds

Ohio River Catfish Action – Blue Catfish

Loading...
Play Button Play Button

This was video was shot on the Cannelton pool just 20 miles downriver from the McAlpine dam in Louisville KY.
I was using frozen skipjack cut in small pieces. I was fishing in about 35 foot of water on the deep water flats using both a suspended and dragging methods. Catching catfish on both types of rigs.

In the summer months on rivers such as the Ohio river, the deep flats provide a great food source that blue cats love.

That food source is mussels.

Find a good mussel bed on the deep water flats and you will not have to go nowhere else the rest of the day as the cats of all sizes will roam these flats in good numbers scavenging through the gravel/sand/mud mixed bottom for these small hard shell morsels.

The bluecats will eat these mussels, absorb their flesh and later either regurgitate or evacuate the shells. It’s not uncommon to have loads of zebra mussel shells that the cats have left me in my live tank after a tournament.

Blue Catfish By Cabin Critters 17" H

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Previous Post
That Is NOT a Catfish on the End of the Line
Catfish Fishing

NOT a Catfish on the End of the Line

Next Post
How to Catch BIG Catfish  - Baits, Rigging, Cast Net Tutorial, and Location (ft. Catfish and Carp)
Catfish Fishing

How to Catch BIG Catfish – Baits and Rigging

The owner of this website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com.