Fishing Catfish in the Mississippi

Now that you know about the types of fish you can catch, are you wondering how to land a large cat for yourself? Well, part of the trick to catfishing in the Mississippi is knowing when and where to fish and what bait to use.

Catfish are always looking for a meal and they let their long whiskers lead them to the smelliest and most delicious food in the waters. So a good way to attract them is with chicken, shrimp, liver, stink bait recipes and anything with a nice strong odor.

Where Are the Best Places to Go for Catfish in This Huge River?

Now you already know that the Mississippi River is huge, so where can you begin to plan your next catfishing adventure? Most anyplace along the Mississippi River is great for finding catfish but one way to narrow down your search area is to look up Mississippi River fishing reports for the same time of year you plan on going fishing.

You can then determine from these reports where you need to be to do the type of fishing you are planning for. You should also judge where to go based on the time of the year and the weather at the time you are fishing. Sometimes you may be able to find catfish nearer the river banks by brush and debris or under logs but the really big cats will typically be in deeper waters further out.

If you’re fishing for catfish in the Mississippi, remember to enjoy this fantastic opportunity to fish in one of the greatest catfish waters around and have fun, no matter what you catch. This will be an experience to remember a lifetime.

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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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