Judging from the last two lake records that have been posted, the catfishing appears to be picking up across the state.
A 65-pound blue cat from Kaw Lake and a 26-pound channel cat from Lake Overholser are the most recent lake records that have been broken.
May and June are also prime noodling months for flatheads as they had for shallow water to create and guard their spawning nests.
Catfish feed primarily by taste and touch with their whiskers and become very active when the warm weather coincides with rising water levels.
Most common baits are stink baits, worms, cut shad and crayfish but blues and flatheads, especially the big ones, prefer live bat such as shad or sunfish.