Three Secret Catfish Fishing Techniques

Presentation and Bait

Although you can use a different technique to fish catfish, you have to use a technique with then right bait. Your presentation of the bait and how well it works are combined with a technique. If you are using the wrong bait, no matter what you do is not going to work. Cats have a strong sense of smell. If you use bait that has a rotten smell to it, the cats can and more than likely do seek it out. Choose the bait to use for the smell and you will see more catfish coming around. You can find many catfish bait recipes or make up one that you think stinks enough to attract the smell senses of the catfish.

Water Regulations

Before you try any bait or technique, you must know what the regulations are for every body of water. Some waters may restrict certain baits while others may restrict you to a specific technique. This is rare, but every state and county has their own rules and regulations for fishing catfish. Make sure that you have a map and the regulations for the water you will be fishing.

Before you set out on the water, make sure that you know the regulations for catching catfish and what license you need. Make sure that you have the equipment and bait that you need to catch the fish. If you do not have the right bait, you may be spending some long hours waiting for nothing. The technique that you use should feel comfortable to you as well.

If you are out on a lake in the middle of the night, you make just want to sit in one place instead of trolling or drifting. If you have a lantern or a flashlight, you also have to make sure that it does not shine directly in the water, so you never know exactly where you are going. Use a technique that will work for you.

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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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