What type of equipment do I need to bring if I go with a Catfish Fishing Guide?

What type of equipment do I need to bring if I go with a Catfish Fishing Guide?

For those that are new to fishing, or new to a specific area, take advantage of the help that a catfish fishing guide can provide you.  These guides know the area well, know how to get the catfish on your hook and they are likely to have the tips and tricks that you need to learn to be successful.  They are experts in their field.


What type of equipment to bring depends on what type of catfish fishing guide you will be working with.  Some companies will provide you with everything you need, just show up with the money to pay extra for anything you do not have.  You can and should bring your own fishing gear.  But, if this is the first time you have fished for catfish or fished at all, it is highly recommended that you just rent what you need this first time out to be sure that you get what you need and to be sure that you enjoy the experience.


If you do need to bring your own equipment, make sure that the equipment is strong, durable and meant for catfish.  Your bait can be anything, as catfish are known to swallow just about anything you throw in the water, including an empty hook!  Your guide should be able to give you guidance on what will work in the region you will be fishing, too.  Your goal should be to have quality fishing equipment above anything else.  Talk to the catfish fishing guide prior to the trip and know what they suggest based on what they will provide.

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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