Fall Great Lakes Channel Catfish.Posted on November 18th, 2021
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!
Make sure to check the fishing videos on our Italo Labignan YouTube channel and if you have any questions just email them to me at Ask Italo throughout our www.canadian-sportfishing.com website.