The Night Time Is The Right Time…or not…..

What time of day is best for catfishing?

The best time of day for catfishing is right now. get your gear and go! Or, I could say that the best time is anytime your wife will let you go.

The point I am trying to make is that catfish are active both day and night. Some may rest at night and hunt during the daylight, while others rest up all day and attack at night. This is especially true for Channel Catfish.

The difference is that you might want to fish in different spots, depending on the time of day. At night, look for catfish in shallow water with deep water near by, such as a channel or drop-off. During the day, do just the opposite. look for deeper water with shallow water nearby.

Many people think that nighttime is best, but that is because during the summer, it is much cooler at night. It’s a matter of angler preference, not the fishes.

Feel free to chase whiskerfish anytime the urge hits you. Chances are, you’ll find them.

Happy Fishing.


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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