I'm sure someone from Minnesota will jump in and post about the fishing there, but when I saw you post about catching catfish, it brought back memories of fishing as a kid.
I grew upin Pennsylvania near the Ohio river just downstream of a couple power plants. These power plants were the large type with huge cooling towers we typically see in Pennsylvania. Although the plants don't discharge directly their cooling water, they do discharge secondary cooling water which tends to keep the river a bit warmer downstream in the Winter.
As a kid, we used to go catfish fishing on the banks just downstream of those plants. I remember frequently catching catfish in the 20-30 pound range
and rumors used to circulate that there were 40+ pound fish in the river.
Last year, a local fisherman caught this 47 pounder in the Ohio river on 12 pound test line. Good luck and have fun fishin'
Joe & Shelly, Justin, Tyler, Alyssa | Butler PA
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