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2009 Catfishin' Report
Jan. 1: Cold and windy.....bait was hard to get, fished in HWD area and we had zero bites all day.
Jan. 2: Got my Gill net license at Dance's Sporting Goods in Colonial Heights so I'm covered for 2009 season.
Jan. 3: Clear skies with a high of 51 degrees. Bait was easy. Fished in DB area 15, 18 and a 28 lber.
Jan. 24: Partly cloudy with a high of 49 degrees. Bait was easy. Fished the DG area. 34 and a 35 lber.
Feb. 7: Clear skies with a high in the low 60's. Bait was terrible. Fished DB area. 22 and a 46 lber.
Mar. 8: Partly cloudy with a high in the upper 70's. Bait was tough before sunrise but after sunrise it was easy to get.
fished DB area 22 and a 44 lber.
Apr. 18: Bait was tough around Osborne Landing area, took out two guest on a fishing trip and ended up with
the largest catfish being in the 10 lb range.
Apr. 19: Bait was easy at DB area, setup at 1:30 am slow fishing until first light, ended up with largest cat being in
the 13-14 lb range.
May : Took Matt out on the pontoon to see if we couldn't hook him up with a nice cat to get his PB. Well we ended up
getting him 2 PB's, first one was a 35 lber and then the second was a 37 lber. Both cats were located up river
from Osborne Landing.
May 11: Went out at midnight out of Deep Bottom and hooked up with a 48 lber and several in the teens. All cats were
taken by cut bait (gizzard shad) in depths of 10 to 14 ft..
Chart below records total catch within each weight range per month
|Total||5 ct||2 ct||3 ct||1 ct||4 ct||372lb|
|This shaded box marks size caught by guest on my pontoon|