Can you explain catfish spawning to me?

Can you explain catfish spawning to me?

Spawning is the process of catfish traveling a great distance to be able to deliver eggs that the males will fertilize with their sperm. They may travel fast and for many days at a time to be able to reach a given location. It is common for them to go to the same location annually. They will look for water areas that are from 65 to 80 degrees. They tend to do better in those that are about 70 degrees though.
Spawning is a time when you will find tons of catfish all in one area. Since they will be focused on their movements and mating efforts, they are less tuned into problems around their environmetn. They will need lots of food too so if your bait or lure looks real they will go for it.
The spawning time though depends on the water temperature in a given location. This can be as early as March in some locations or as late as June in others.


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