Great Catfish Fishing Tips

Catfish will respond to live bait the best which includes worms and minnows. They also will go for raw shrimp, frogs, chicken and beef liver. Catfish will normally go for most any bait but some days they prefer one over the other so if you want to be prepared you should carry more than one type of bait with you at all times when heading out on a fishing trip.

After fishing an area for awhile you should move on to another spot if you are not having any luck. Usually if there are any catfish in the area they will start to bite right away. After casting your line in the water you need to start reeling it in very slowly and try moving it from side to side to create an alluring effect in the water. When you feel a bite on your line the first thing that you need to do is give the line a little tug to hook the fish then begin to reel him in slowly.

One thing that you need to remember about the catfish is that they do tend to swallow the hook so it can be difficult to get it out of their mouth sometimes. This is something that you need to be prepared for. They do make tools to help you get the hook out without causing too much damage to the mouth of the fish and it is recommended that you invest in these. Use these catfish fishing tips to help you have a more productive trip the next time you are planning a fishing trip.

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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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