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Posted on November 19, 2013 | Permalink

We Were Glad to Get the Blues

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

Here's a pic of Catfish Bill Davis in the bow of my 12' Sears Gamefisher. We put 29 blue cats from 3-30 lbs. in two big coolers on Friday afternoon during the Potomac River incoming tide. We released one native White Catfish.

On Sunday morning, I caught ebb tide out of Mallows Bay and nailed 16 more.

These blue cats are great eating and fight like sharks. This time of year, they are greedily feeding at the edge of the river channel. We used fresh cut alewives. Fresh mud shad is equally good but can be hard to come by.

People pay a lot of money to charter boats out of Santee Cooper and other reservoirs to catch blue cats, and we've got tons of them here in our backyard. Catch 'em while you can.

Tags: Blue Catfish, Invasive, White Catfish