The #1 Catfish Rig For Catching Big Ones

Here is the proper procedure to follow when presenting the two hook catfish rig. Start by casting your line out to the strike zone. When it hits bottom you can place the rod in its holder to secure it. Next, you need to wind up the excess line until there is no more tension on the line. Now you wait for a strike.

Anytime that you notice the rod is moving you may have a bite. Therefore, wait till the catfish is steadily pulling on the hook and when it appears they have completely taken the bait then it will be time to set the hook. Sometimes the cat will take the bait all at once so if you see slack in the line he is probably getting ready to take off with the bait. You need to be ready to set the hook when this happens.

Make sure you watch your line and that you don’t just lay it down without monitoring it. Otherwise, the cat will take off with the bait, line, rod and all while you watch in amazement. You won’t have time to do anything else.

A good technique for both day and night is to place a “clip on bell” onto your line and when the cat takes the bait the bell will sound off. This is a good option if you have trouble knowing when they take the bait. It will prevent you from losing your catch and your equipment as often.

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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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