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It's February and i live in PA near the Delaware river. It's about 40-50 degrees outside (not water temp) and i want to fish for

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  • It's February and i live in PA near the Delaware river. It's about 40-50 degrees outside (not water temp) and i want to fish for

    It's February and i live in PA near the Delaware river. It's about 40-50 degrees outside (not water temp) and i want to fish for Catfish in the river when it gets a little warmer 50-55 degrees and i don't know what to do to catch the Channel Cats i tried 2 times with Chicken liver and Minnows on the bottom last week and only got one bite which im sure was from s Walleye. I fish from the bank and i have no clue what bait or how to fish now for channels . Do you guys have any techniques or tips to help me catch some channels? Thanks

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    Wait till the water warms up significantly. IDK how big the Delaware river is but if it gets low enough to wade then wade it looking for holes and toss some cut bait in there with nothing else on it. I only fish small lakes and rivers for cats so If the Delaware is big I cant help much. But I can say at those temps cats will not be actively feeding. February is a good month for trout and crappie.

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      Good comment from Ncarl... they don't feed much in the cold water. It is walleye and sauger time. If I had to catch a channel cat in winter, I would probably use a spawn sack filled with congealed blood (chicken, beef, etc.). I'd throw it in the deepest water I could find and let it sit there all day if necessary. They will follow the particles and scent way up the current to the source. They will nibble real slow so be patient.

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