What I don't like about fishing for cats through ice? Drilling all those holes to locate them. But man, once you do, you'll never want to leave! All of my biggest cats have come in fall and winter as well. During spring they are kinda small until spawn.
i went to big thompson ponds last night.. was in the first pond, nothing.... a few weeks ago, i went to res. #4, nothing. I used to do really well in #4, i think its been over fished to be honest. does anyone know the landscape of the 1st pond at big thompson? it doesnt seem like it gets very deep as you can see trees popping out of the middle. are there any deep spots? any good spots to set up? I havent caught a big catfish since last spring.. im feeling left out!!! (btw - i tried cut bait & liver at BTP)