This rather small channel catfish ate a rather large bluegill sunfish.When: Sunday, July 10th, from 8pm to 10pm
Where: The Delaware and Raritan (D & R) Canal
What: Catfishing with Andy S
Weather: Sluggish.....like a wet sponge. High 80's, light S to SW wind.
Moon: Waxing. A few days before full.
Water Conditions: A little high, stained.
Aside from my family, my fiance and the snooze button on my alarm clock, there is absolutely nothing I love more than catching catfish. So, when Andy S decided to put together an http://www.njfishing.com/ catfish night, I was all for it.
Although I originally had signed-on, I thought the gathering was on Friday. In reality, it was actually on Saturday; the day of Trixie and Adam's wedding. No big deal, there will be plenty of catfishing over the next 2 months.
By the way.....Conrats to Trixie and Adam!!! You guys look so happy and I'm so happy for you!! Thank you for having us, we had a ball!!!!
After having a great time at the wedding, I was well aware that where the guys were fishing was on our way home.
So Lindsay and I stopped to say "hello."
It just wasn't in the cards
I had catfish on the brain all day Sunday, so when I got done with the reports for The Fisherman, it was right back to the canal.....this time, with rods, livers and live bluegills.
Andy S met me there to hang out for a few, and after striking out in the river, the catfish above hit a live bluegill in the canal. Andy was pretty amazed that a rather small catfish could inhale such a big bait, but I've come to learn that nothing is more appetizing for catfish and bass than a kickin' gill. Although the fish was not huge, it was still great to get outside, hang with Andy and land a fish.
I still don't know what it is; the heat, the darkness, the smell, the insects, the anticipation of a monster being on the other end of the line at any moment, but there is something about fishing for catfish that will just never get old.
Next Up: Not sure.