If you have ever have ever hooked a catfish then you know how much they can fight. If you enjoy a challenge, then catfish fishing can be the thing for you.
Lake Oregon Catfish Fishing- There are more than one species of catfish available. Many small lakes and ponds have catfish in them, but it is the larger lakes that have the larger fish in them.
The Oregon Lakes that have larger populations of catfish include Tenmile Lake, Warm Springs Reservoir, Crump Lake, Drews Reservoir, Brownlee Reservoir and Crump Lake. There are several other Oregon Lakes that have excellent catfish fishing also.
Bottom feeders are what a catfish is, and they are all bottom feeders of one type or another. Anything that is edible that they can get in their mouth normally becomes food, and this makes them one of the most adaptable fish around.
Their sense of smell is acute, and Catfish make use of it to locate any food source Catfish have been caught on a wide variety of different lures, so you should not believe that just because they are catfish that they can not move swiftly as they can.
Many types of catfish especially when they get bigger they are able to act very aggressively and they have been caught on a variety of live minnows, live worms and other live bait.
Catfish that live in streams and slow moving channels tend to be caught mainly in the Spring and Fall, at different elevations and depths of water. Any place that is with running water that has gravel or rock with crayfish and other small animal life that baitfish and catfish are attracted by.
Most of the year in Oregon Catfish are active, as Oregon does not as a rule have extremely cold weather because of its proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Catfish like to eat the small baitfish, minnows and crawfish that live in these streams and waterways. In Oregon the best time to catch catfish is the Spring and Fall, followed by the Summer.
In the Winter you can still catch Oregon Catfish but it depends on the temperature if too cold the Catfish grow dormant.
There are flat head Catfish in some of the streams, lakes and rivers in Oregon, and they can be caught much the same way. A good quality reel and rod, and live bait such as small minnows and worms often work the very best.
Basically good quality live bait, a rod and reel, and patience is all you need, and to work the bait slowly along the river bank or edge of the lake, that is where most Catfish hang out. Then you can allow time for the bait to drift, perhaps jerking it along from time to time.
If you are patient, you will often hook one of the big cats, and have a fight on your hands.