Arkansas catfish

Wherever you go fishing look for this species near the bottom and around structures such as rocks, brush, holes and hollowed out logs. They like to hide around the structures and wait for a tasty meal. The more you go catfish fishing the more you’ll learn about this species and the different types of catfish. This will help you become a better angler so you can be more productive each time you go fishing.

The catfish is a worthy adversary and they can provide you with a fight that you’ll be talking about for a very long time. You need strong equipment to reel them in but you don’t necessarily need to buy the most expensive. All you really need is good quality gear that will hold up in rough conditions. Since the catfish will struggle so much, it’s not uncommon for them to work their way lose so try to set the hook securely with a quick jerk of the wrist.

There are several techniques that you can use when fishing for catfish in Arkansas but drift fishing and still fishing are the most popular choices. Try fishing below dams and tributaries for the best results. The best time to go fishing for catfish is at night because this is when they’re the most aggressive. It’s also the best time to seek out the larger catfish so if you’re interested in a trophy fish, you need to go night fishing.

If you want to make the most of all of your catfish Arkansas fishing trips, take the time to get prepared before you head out to the water. This is one of the main things that hinder anglers from reeling in a nice catch. It only takes a few minutes to check your gear to make sure you have everything you need and that it’s in good shape. Make sure you have everything you need personally as well. You need to be dressed comfortably and have something to snack on and beverages to make the trip even more enjoyable.

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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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