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How To Catch Catfish In Houston

Aug 18, 2007
Many fishermen around the globe salivate at the thought of landing a catfish. These fish grow up to between 1.2 and 1.6 meters in length, up to 200 kilograms in weight, and there are over thirty five different species in the world, giving the avid fisherman plenty to think about when trying to catch one.

Although catfish can be found at many different places around the world, one place in particular has an abundance of catfish that sees many fishermen flocking there year in and year out; this place is Houston, Texas.

One issue that does behold any fisherman wishing to catch catfish in Houston is which lake to fish from as there are a few well known lakes to choose from. Choosing the right lake to fish can be an awkward choice, some choose from experience, some choose from others comments, some choose from their own fond memories of times gone by, and some just choose on travel time. One thing is for sure, if the right choice is made it make mean a brace or more of large, beautifully formed catfish.

Lake Conroe

Lake Conroe is an extremely well known haunt of many fishermen looking for catfish due to its huge size, and the large stock piles it contains. For those who know how to fish there can be catfish a plenty to reel in.

Lake Conroe is a huge 21,000 surface acres of water, stretches 21 miles in length and is the reserve water supply for Houston which gives it clean, clear water. The lake has an average depth of about 21 feet.

From Bass to Crappie Lake Conroe has many different species of fish to catch, but it's the lakes abundance of Channel catfish that anglers swarm to catch all year round. At Lake Conroe smelly baits or cut Shad seems to be the bait of choice to land big Channel catfish, although some people have been known to cat catfish with soap and other interesting bait choices.

Lake Houston

Known more for its white Crappie, Lake Houston takes a well deserved second best position when it comes to Houston catfish fishing. Whether on a boat, or fishing with rod and reel there are plenty of chances to bag a big catfish.

Lake Houston is 11,854 surface acres of water in size and is a municipal reservoir supplying the primary water supply to the city of Houston. The lake has an average depth of about 45 feet.

The reservoir was built in the early 1950's as an alternative water supply to Lake Sheldon, once the dam had been put in place Lake Sheldon was sold and Lake Houston was then stocked full of fish.

Like Lake Conroe, Lake Houston has a large stock of Bass, Bluegill, Crappie and the most sought after fish, Catfish. Also the bait of choice is Shad as the catfish work up into a frenzy of large proportions when feeding time occurs and they sense Shad in the area.
About the Author
Dan Eggertsen is a fishing researcher and enthusiast who is commited to providing the best catfish fishing information possible. Get more information on Houston catfish fishing here: http://www.askcatfishfishing.com/
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