Finding Catfish In Transition Periods [CREP 37]

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Summary: Show Summary: This Catfishing Radio podcast covers everything you need to know about transition periods including what a transition period is, how it affects the fishing and what you can do to help you locate and catch fish during a transition period. Catfishing Radio is back with Episode 37. My goal was to do a show once a month the first week of each month for a while and I got behind schedule due to a horrible cold and a major computer disaster. I am back up and running now with a new computer and finally kicked the cold so I am working on getting back on track. Episode 37 Introduction The show starts out with some introductions and announcements. Show Schedule - My plan was to go with a show schedule of once a month. I may ultimately go back to a bi-weekly show but for now the plan is to do a podcast at least once a month and if it works out to be able to do more then so be it. iTunes Subscribers - There was a major technical issue with the website and how it communicates with iTunes. I will spare you the technical details (I don't even completely understand them). The important thing is you need to go back into iTunes on your iPhone, iPad or computer and subscribe again to make sure you get the downloads when a new show is released. You can follow this link to find the show on iTunes, then just click the subscribe button. Transition Periods and Fishing For Catfish I've had a ton of recent questions submitted through the site and about transition periods. These were from anglers wanting to know what I mean when I made reference to transition periods in a pat podcast, what a transition period is and how it impacts the fishing. Due to all the recent questions I felt this was a great topic for Catfishing Radio. Transition periods are what happens anytime the seasons change. Here in Texas we really don't have four distinct seasons so many of the transition periods that occur are not as significant or noticeable but in other parts of the country they may be. Anytime the water temperature goes through a significant change and experiences warming or cooling you have a transition period. The transition from Winter to Spring or Summer to Fall is a great example of transition periods. When we come out of Winter you go from having a cold water period where many of the fish are concentrated in tight groups in specific areas of the lakes. Then a warming trend occurs heading into Spring and it moves these fish, often to shallower water. During this time when the water temperature has not stabilized, it's common to experience trends where the water warms and then cools again and temperatures may fluctuate up or down drastically. These transitions often cause the fish to move to shallower or deeper water both in search of food and their preferred water temperature and then with changes in temperature again, they may move back. This can often cause very erratic patterns and changes where fish move from day to day or week to week, or may even be in drastically different depths from morning to afternoon or at different times of the day. This means you may have to adjust your approach on locating and catching fish from day to day and may need to greatly vary your approach during these times. Some things to consider during these times include: Searching Various Depths - Don't fish "spots" focus on finding fish on your sonar and fishing areas where you can verify there are fish holding. This is always going to be the most productive approach. Drift Fishing - During transition periods fish are often much less concentrated than they are when they are in a good pattern. For this reason drift fishing can often be a good approach to fishing because it allows you to target these scattered fish and still be productive. Anchoring can be equally productive as well. Show Wrap Up The wrap up of the show includes: Catfishing Insider: This is a project I have been working on for a while.