How to hook a catfish?
I recommend that you use a very good qualty hook that is durable. When you place your bait on there, do so through the top and the back. I would use the hooks that have two prongs on them so that you can get the catfish in more than one location. They are very aggressive and they will do all they can to get away from you. When you feel a nibble on your line, pull back on your fishing pole. This can help to secure the hook on the catfish.
Go with small hooks though instead of large ones. Make sure the hook is thick though as a thin one won’t do the job. Bait casting reels are a good idea due to the consent amount of tension that they offer. You will find the value of this more and more as you are reeling in larger sized catfish.