Three Secret Catfishing Tips

The best way to do this is to plan on a weekend fishing trip that includes camping as well.  This way you will be at the water when you are ready to fish at night.  There is nothing more serene than night fishing on the lake.  You can see the glow from the campfire and the stars seem brighter when there is not a lot of light pollution like you will find in the city.

3.      The third and final secret catfishing tip is that catfish are probably one of the only species that use smell to feed.  Do not overlook this fact when considering bait choices.  Baits that carry a lot smell or blood work really well at attracting the cats to your line.  Some people find that the smell of some soaps will attract a feeding frenzy in the catfish.

You can use the aforementioned chicken livers.  Chicken livers are pungent in smell and will leave a blood trail scent that the catfish will be attracted to.  Some will use cut up eels for the same reason.  The eels are oily and will leave a trail that even the most scent deprived catfish will find.

All you need to do is cut them up into a size that is big enough to hide the hook but not too big.  If the bait is too big, then the cats will just steal your bait and you will not get any cats for your effort.  It may take some trial and error the first time you use the eels to get the right sized bait.  Do not get discouraged, the eels are a common prey for the cats in some areas and will eventually land you some nice cats.

Following these three secrets to catfish angling will give you more opportunity at a successful fishing trip.  Any one of the three tips will offer you better fishing pleasure and a shot at more fish.  Do not leave out night fishing when you are planning a catfishing trip for the above reasons.  You want to bring many types of bait to entice the fish with.  Baits that have strong smells work well with 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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