Some general tips for catching catfish

Tip Five
Don’t limit yourself to one fishing spot. You can’t expect to always get a bite as soon as you throw your line in the water so catfish fishing does require some patience. However, at the same time you need to be active and be prepared to move to a new spot if you haven’t started getting a bite within 30 to 45 minutes. Catfish move around and you have to be willing to do the same if you want to have the most success.

Catfish fishing is a great way to spend your free time. It provides relaxation, fun and excitement all in one. It is a great way for families to spend time together and enjoy the outdoors and all the things that nature has to offer. You can fish for catfish in both freshwater and saltwater. They live in creeks, ponds, rivers, lakes and reservoirs. In fact, it would probably be safe to say that you can find catfish in just about any type of water.

If you are not familiar with the body of water you are fishing in, it would be a good idea to get a map of the area so you will know your way around. Many tackle and bait shops offer information about the lakes and rivers near them that will tell you where the hot spots are located and suggestions on which baits work the best in that area. Take a little time to check these out and it may save you a lot of precious fishing time searching for the catfish.

Using the 5 great fishing tips for catching catfish listed above will give you a great start and help you to be more successful each time you go out. Before long, you will be fishing like a pro. In fact, it shouldn’t take long before you are ready to go after that trophy cat that so many anglers spend their free time chasing after. Plus, you will be creating some great fishing stories to share in the process.

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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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