Catfish fishing line – how to choose

Both of these fishing lines will work great when fishing around trees, stumps, rocks and similar areas because they have been designed to hold up to these structures and not fray or split very easily. However, it is recommended that you check your line regularly regardless of which type of fishing line you choose because physically inspecting it is the only way to know for sure if it’s in good shape.

This information will help you know the difference between the two types of fishing line so you can get a better idea of which one to use. The catfish is not afraid of the line so you can go as heavy as the rest of your gear will allow and it’s a good idea to use the heaviest fishing line that you can when seeking out the catfish. If you’re new to fishing, then you may want to start out with the monofilament fishing line since it is easier to use and move up to the braided as you gain more experience.

In the end, it all comes down to personal preference and you have to decide which one you want to use based on your experience and the line that is the easier for you to handle. The main thing to remember is that you need to use heavy line that will not snap when you’re in the middle of reeling in a nice catch.

When you’re fighting that catfish and they’re struggling to get off the hook, all of a sudden the line becomes one of the most important parts of your gear.

You start wondering if it’s going to hold up to the fight or if you’re going to lose your catch because you didn’t think about how important it was before you hooked that huge cat.

If you’re using weak fishing line on your reel or if it’s not the right size for the size catfish that you’re fishing for, it’s very easy for that catfish to snap the line right into. When this happens you lose a good catch all because you didn’t use the right line. This can be very disappointing and discouraging but it can all be prevented by choosing your line wisely.

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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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