View Full Version : Do catfish jump?

06-24-2005, 04:01 PM
Do catfish jump? A handful of times I've been pertty sure I saw a catfish jump. Sense they are buttom feeders I've always thought they wouldnt jump.

06-24-2005, 04:03 PM
I've never seen one jump, but I'm sure if one were chasing a baitfish near the surface it could get some air :)

06-24-2005, 04:37 PM
They more or less roll. Especially channels, they will chase live bait and you will see them break the surface but they dont have that obnoxious tail rattling big jump that a carp does. They more or less are quieter and do more of a roll.....

06-24-2005, 08:25 PM
Oh black water keep on rollin
missippi moon ...............catfish are jumpin
Well something like that.
They roll, but can get quite aggresive!!

06-24-2005, 08:32 PM
Hey Smeja,
You probably seen carp. Carp tend to jump.

06-25-2005, 12:52 AM
Sutherland Resevior down by san diego has some cats that do break the surface. If you see a boil around a rocky shoreline or point, it could be a cat. I remember we use to be able to spot big ten pounders huddled in rock holes. You can see there tail fluttering and just be amazed by how close they are to you. First time seeing it, my brother tried to noodle it! funny sight, it freaked him out swimming through his legs.

06-25-2005, 07:41 AM
Catfish jump and roll or whatever...I see them do it all the time in the delta when Im striper or sturgeon fishing. Why? I dunno... lol

06-25-2005, 11:56 AM
Cats do jump, especially big ones.

A few years back there was a monster that jumped out of the water in Clifton Court Forebay in Byron. About six people saw it and the concensus was that it was a cat.

It did go straight in the air then do sort of a belly flop.

06-25-2005, 02:11 PM
I've seen them jump many times down on miner slough, where I fish a lot (Well, not lately..) Usually in the 2-3 lb range.


06-27-2005, 10:41 AM
What if a catfish jumps and no one sees it? Does it still make a splash? ;D ;D ;D

06-29-2005, 03:01 AM
What if a catfish jumps and no one sees it? Does it still make a splash? ;D ;D ;D

But if no one sees it, did it really jump? ;D ;D ;D

07-01-2005, 03:14 PM
Catfish Swim Frogs Jump. ::) :P

07-01-2005, 03:27 PM
Frogs hop, catfish jump. JIM D.

07-01-2005, 04:10 PM
Come on geeese Rabbits Hop ::)Its not called The Angels Camp Frog Hop :P

07-01-2005, 07:40 PM
rabbits hop, kangaroos hop and frogs hop, they hop with both hind legs at the same time. I could care less what they call it in angles camp. They could be wrong you know. LOL JIM D.

07-02-2005, 06:46 AM
Wow, did this one ever get side tracked ::).

07-02-2005, 05:23 PM
Not really, were still talking about catfish in reguards to other things. CATFISH DO JUMP. JIM D.

07-02-2005, 07:58 PM
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

07-06-2005, 10:14 PM
all i know is that tigger from winnie the pooh bounces :P

i saw a thing i my magazine on fish splash sticks, to imitate a jumping fish to trigger catfish action. where can i get one?

07-08-2005, 12:52 PM
The energizer bunny glides ;D


07-08-2005, 01:06 PM
What if a catfish jumps and no one sees it? Does it still make a splash? ;D ;D ;D
And.....if it does jump and make a splash but no one sees it, does that catfish even exist?

07-08-2005, 05:24 PM
good ? ??? then was there even a jump and a splash? or did something just fall in the water?

07-08-2005, 11:11 PM
catfish do jump, and the jump does exist, and in a parallel universe catfish dont jump and the cat doesnt exist

07-09-2005, 03:11 AM
The reason it is called the frog jump is if they called it the frog hop people would think it was a dance. JIM D.

07-09-2005, 08:34 AM
Wow guys!... :)

I also saw a catfish jump, just recently. Straight up into the air, his tail cleared the surface, then came straight back down butt first. Energetic little sucker!

07-12-2005, 08:47 AM
;DThe only time I ever saw a catfish jump was when I hooked one and it came towards the surface.That was the only time I saw one jump ;D

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07-18-2005, 09:53 AM
I thought frogs leap???!!!?? ::) Im pretty sure that catsfish jump, but they dont fly or hop. But if pigs fly, do they jump too?