Catfishing Line Guide

Think about the type of catfish you are fishing. Blues and flatheads are known to get very large. In fact, the records for these two types of catfish are 123 and 124 pounds. Catfish are some of the largest and most powerful fish to live in fresh water and you can expect them to easily be over 50 pounds. This means you are going to need some strong pound line to hold them or you will lose your catch.

Another thing to think about when choosing your catfishing line is the conditions underneath the water where you are fishing. Since most big cats like to hide in underwater brush, rocks and other debris, you need a line that can withstand these conditions. When a big cat gets hooked, you can expect it to try to run for cover. If there is a great deal of debris down there, your line will get tangled and knotted and eventually break, setting your catch free.

There are different types of line out there but the most important thing to look for when fishing for cat is the strength. If fishing for 25 pound catfish, you’re not going to have luck with a 10-pound line. If you’re fishing for really large cat, you might even want to go with a strong braided line for extra strength and dependability.

When you use this catfishing line guide to get the best line possible for your catfishing needs, you will see more success when out angling. In fact, it is suggested that you carry different size catfish lines with you on any fishing trip in case you need to switch for best results.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow catfish fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on catfish fishing since 2004.

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