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Posted on January 16, 2014 | Permalink

Cold Water Blues

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Lower Potomac

Since hunting season is over for me, I decided to try the Blue Catfish fishery in the lower Potomac on a warm day in mid January. I am glad I did. The big boys were still on the bite in the cold water. I fished with my buddies Pat the Cat Baseler and Mark Smith. Mark caught the pool winner which was over 40 lbs. We caught 17 more between 5 and 30 lbs. The Blue Catfish really prefer fresh cut bait, which is pretty hard to come by this time of the year. Back in November I vacuum packed some bait and it worked well. We are looking forward to some more warm days this winter to try for a bigger one.

Tags: Blue Catfish, Invasive