While many anglers are enjoying fall Pike, Walleye and tributary trout & Steelhead action my wife and I have been enjoying catching good-size Lake Ontario Channel Catfish that are staging in large groups before dispersing out in the main lake.
We have been catching our fish in 45-60′ depth fishing a hard bottom.
We have had great success fishing nightcrawlers on a 3/8 oz. jighead, live minnows and frozen shrimp on drop-shot rigs fished right on the bottom.
With water temperatures dropping the Channel Cats are taking baits very slowly and you really have to watch the rod tip and set the hook at the right time. All of our fish have been caught right on the bottom and there is no need to move your bait around, just wait for the bite!