Five techniques for catfishing in the fall

These techniques can help to make catfishing in the fall more productive and fun. Everyone wants to reel in as many catfish as they can each time they go fishing and getting mores bites can make it possible. Below are a few more tips that can also be very useful.

Normally, the best time to go fishing for catfish is in the early morning, late evening and during the night. However, going out during the day in the fall can be very productive especially during overcast days. When the water is cool and the sun is not shinning through the water, the catfish will be easier to find.

You can use just about anything you want to when fishing for cats. As a general rule, they are usually attracted to anything that has an odor. Still, it’s always a good idea to experiment and try a variety of different techniques and baits when catfishing. You may find something that works very well that you never even expected to get results.

The catfish is a very aggressive fish and they don’t like anything invading their space. For this reason, if you can find them and get the bait in their area, you can usually entice them to strike. It’s also interesting to know that the larger catfish are normally more aggressive at night so this is the time to go fishing if you’re seeking out that trophy fish.

When you’re new to an area you can use fishing reports to learn more about the catfish in that area. These reports can tell you when and where they seem to be the most active in the fall and other seasons as well. The anglers who provide information for these reports will give advice based on their first hand experience and they’ll include which baits they had the most luck with. These reports can be very helpful.

If you love reeling in the catfish then take advantage of every season. Fall is a great time to catch catfish that can be very productive. The weather is usually comfortable because it’s not too hot like in the middle of the summer but it’s not cold either. It’s an excellent time to be on the water doing something you really enjoy, catching big catfish.

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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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