To find the blue cats, CatDaddy says you need to do a little scouting and search for current scoured river holes where they will winter. They go deep in cold weather, and anglers have to follow. Using a depth finder, CatDaddy says he covers water and looks for distinctive drops. For instance, he says places where the water is a steady 15 feet and then it drops to 18 feet or more, or where you’re in 5 to 6 feet of water and then drop to 15 feet. It’s in those holes that blue cats will winter, peeling out to eat and then heading straight back in to relax. To catch these cold-water cats, CatDaddy says he is taking out a 5-gallon bucket of crappie guts and tossing small amounts out, allowing the current to pull it into the holes. He isn’t catching trophy cats, but they are good frying pan blue cats and they are a lot of fun to catch. Listen in as CatDaddy talks targeting blue cats in their wintering holes.
Hook ‘em in the mouth,