Five catfish fishing tips

Gear for catfish fishing is easy. You need a heavy graphite rod, spinner reel and a twenty-pound test line. This will accommodate most anglers just fine. If you intend to go after the beast, you will want a heavier test line, but the twenty-pound test line is sufficient for catfish fishing. The hook you use is important as well. You need a strong hook preferable with two hooks if the water is known for some big hits. The last thing you want to happen is losing the fish because the hook is not strong enough to hold.

If you are looking for places to fish catfish, you should find waters where anglers have had the best luck. Just because someone says that there are catfish in the water, does not mean that you are going to catch one. You need to fish the waters that have been proven successful. You will have more chances of catching the catfish in water that is full of catfish and not known just for a few hits. You want a good day of fishing, so look for waters that have a good size population. You will have more opportunities to catch the catfish in these waters.

If you are going out for the day or the night catfish fishing, remember to use the right gear, bait and presentation. Go when the water is murky or strained and the weather is dreary. You will have more luck using the stinky bait and bringing the fish to you instead of you having to track the fish down. The smelling range for a catfish is incredible and they will seek out something that stinks like it died before they will seek out a minnow or live bait. Catfish fishing can be exhilarating if you use a few helpful tips.

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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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