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I started a thread awhile back in the SWFL section but didn't get much help. I am looking to catch catfish in the Lee County area. I have tried a hand full of times with little success. I tried chicken livers, hearts and gizzards in lakes, ponds and creeks. Any good spot in my area that you guys know of? Thanks.

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  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 10,796 Moderator
    Generally ANY decent body of water will have catfish. Moving water with cover is best for daytime fishing. They are mainly low light feeders and go on the feed starting at dark. Daytime I fish rivers and look for a deep bend or a laydown with lots of overhead cover. Anchor above and fish really close to the up current edge with cut bait or shrimp. Lakes and canals , put baits on the bottom near grass lines from dusk to after dark. Still water , dark is best.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • TheSnookManTheSnookMan Posts: 430 Deckhand
    Ok thanks. Anyone else?

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