Locks to Rocks November 2015 Fishing Report

Hesie Woodall with a 23lb Catfish
Hesie Woodall with a 23lb Catfish

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ovember may be a little different this year. We have had warm weather and lots of rain in October. As the water cools in November, all of the fish in the river will be feeding up for winter. This feeding frenzy allows them to store up energy for the colder months. November can be one of the best months of the year to catch a big blue catfish. Fish are cold blooded which means that their metabolism slows with the cooler temps. When the water reaches its coldest point the fish will become sluggish and will not be as active. Many anglers have days on the river during these months that result in catching over 100 fish. The crappies are biting, the bream are biting, the bass are biting, and the big cats are biting all of them. The top water bite for striped bass will be good this month also. Many folks on the river use live baits. Some of the most productive live baits during these months are shiners, crawfish, and bream. Grab some coffee, a jacket, and some crawdads and we’ll see you on the water.

Rick Cox
Riverside Bait and Tackle
Call: 910-568-3071