Category: Catfishing

How to Fillet a Catfish

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Even though catfish don’t have scales, they are still often considered to be a tough fish to fillet, mostly because of their tough skin. There are a number of different techniques out there for dealing with catfish. But with a good, sharp knife, or electric knife, filleting a catfish may be easier than other fish.

Some people try to remove the skin first, but this usually requires the use of pliers and a good grip to pull the skin off after making a thin incision around the fins and fillet. A sturdy glove may come in handy with this method. A more preferred method is to cut off the fillet, with skin, followed by cutting the fillet from the skin. This is an easier method that can also leave less skin and connective tissue on the fillet.

There is some disagreement on whether a knife or an electric knife is better for the job. This may depend on how many fish or how often you fillet a fish. Both require some training to get it right, but usually those with less fish to fillet tend to use an electric knife. If the number of fish gets large, a good knife may be less costly than a number of electric knives and blades. One knife that looks very sturdy is the Bubba Blade knife. A number of people swear by the Mister Twister electric fillet knife, or at least their blades. The 110 V plug-in version is needed for the power. The American Angler electric fillet knife also gets high praise.

Another big difference in approaches is whether to cut through the rib cage or around it. For small catfish, it is fairly easy to cut through the ribs, but on larger sizes (5-6 lbs and up) you will need a sharp, sturdy knife to cut the ribs.

On a small fish – make a cut on the side, behind the head from the top of the fish (dorsal side) near the front of the dorsal fin down behind the pectoral fins to in front of the pelvic fin. Cut through the rib cage to the spinal cord, then turn knife to go parallel to spine and cut to the tail. Stop the cut before cutting through the skin at the tail, and then flip the fillet towards the tail so that the fillet is showing. While holding onto the fish, beginning from where the fillet is attached at the tail, cut the fillet from the skin by pushing the knife between the fillet and skin while pulling the fish to keep the skin tight. It helps to begin the cut with the point of the knife or flex the electric knife blade to get a good cut. If you didn’t stop the initial cut of the fillet at the tail, you will need to grab the skin at the tail with pliers and cut the fillet from the skin, from tail to head. Finally, cut out the ribs from fillet.

On a larger fish (> 5-6 lbs) – make a partial cut on side, behind the head, up to the spine, then cut along the spine until you get past the ribs, then plunge the knife through the fish (from dorsal to ventral side) and cut along the spine to the tail. Then come back and trim around the ribs back to the initial cut on the side. The fillet still needs to be skinned and if you didn’t cut the fillet off at the tail, flip the fillet over at the tail and cut the fillet from skin from where it attached at the tail. If you cut the fillet off at the tail, grab the skin at the tail with pliers and cut from tail to head. There is some dark red meat on the lateral line of the fillet that you may prefer to remove. This can be cut with a V-cut to remove, but it will split you fillet in half. The top and bottom edge may need trimming as well. A slightly different version for larger fish is to start the cut behind the rib cage at an angle. Cut to spine and then back to tail. This loses some of the shoulder portion of the fillet. For this size fish, the belly flap can also be trimmed off. This is under the section of skin on the belly near the head. Just finish cutting from the initial side cuts from both sides, towards the jaw. Cut or pull any small tendrils attached, and cut in front of the pelvic fin to separate the belly flap. There is skin on one side and membrane on the other that needs to be removed. This is sliced off just like removing the skin from the fillet by grabbing the skin/membrane, with meat on top, and cut while pulling the skin.

Watch these three videos. They are very good at describing these methods of filleting catfish.

Pool Noodling for Catfish – the Other Kind of Noodling

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OK, something is going to have to change.  When it comes to noodling for catfish, there seems to be two different kinds that are competing for the same name.  One type of noodling is to catch a catfish by finding where the catfish is held up in a hole, and then you reach your hand or arm down into the hole and stick it in the catfishes’ mouth.  When the catfish crabs on, you pull your arm out of the hole with the catfish attached and there you have it.  Well maybe not quite as easy as that, because it usually includes a lot of chomping and yelling.

But then there’s the other type of noodling, but maybe it can be distinguished when some call it pool noodling.  It’s called pool noodling because it’s a method of catching catfish using one of those noodles you see in just about every swimming pool these days.  It’s just a long foam plastic tube that you can buy just about anywhere for real cheap.  This method is really just a newer conversion of jug fishing (or jugging) where they just use any old nasty plastic jug with a line and hook attached.  And sorta related to limb line fishing, throw line fishing, or maybe a single hook version of trotline fishing.  Everybody’s got to do something different.

Anyway, for pool noodling, you make your noodle by tying the fish line to the end of a 1-2 ft length of noodle.  But a couple of different ways have been devised to keep the line from tearing through the noodle.  One is to put a small metal or plastic tube through the end of the noodle (across the diameter) and thread the fishing line through the tube. Another way is to put a PVC pipe (with same outer diameter as the ID of the noodle) through the length of the noodle (with a little gorilla glue to hold it in).  Then you can put two holes at one end of the PVC pipe to tie the fishing line through.  Or as Gobblin tom shows in this video, you can put two caps on the ends of the PVC pipe, put a weight in the pipe, and screw an eye-bolt to one end to attach the fishing line.  The tube is laid flat on the water and when the bait is hit by a catfish, the tube tilts, the weight shifts and the noodle stands up.  With some reflective tape on the top end, it’s easy to see, even at night.  The weight shift idea may cause a few false positives for catches, but I don’t see a problem.  Even if a little nibble turns some noodles upend, they can still catch catfish.  If you wanna be real sure, watch the noodle bob underwater or be drug around to verify the catch.

Also be sure to write you name and address on the noodles or in some states, like Oklahoma, you could get in deep trouble.  This type of noodling is a lot easier method of catching a catfish than the catfish-in-a-hole type of noodling, and doesn’t require all the yelling from the pain of being ravaged by a catfish.  But there is still plenty of yelling many times just because its so easy to grab a nice catfish with a pool noodle. Maybe we should call it Pooloodling or Poodling???

What You Should Know About Catfishing Poles

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You’ve invited ten friends over to your house for couple of beers. And the one thing you can be sure of is this – no matter the topic; football, cars, beer or fishing, you’re going to have ten different opinions about it.

And because you’re planning a catfishing trip – it’ll be all about fishing this time – the best place to find the biggest catfish, what bait to use – and most important of all, what fishing gear to take. Everyone has his own story (or stories) about the monster cat he caught up at the lake and how he landed it using the only kind of rod an expert angler would consider using – his.

Let’s take a look at the different types of rods recommended for catching big catfish. As a long-time catfish angler, you already know that it’s how you use the rod you have, rather than the rod itself. For the smaller catfish, you don’t need anything fancier than the gear you already have. But for the bigger beasts, you need a good, sturdy pole.

Most experienced catfish anglers would agree that the Ugly Stik, introduced in the early 80′s is the most popular. It’s available in a wide variety of models and is one of the most durable on the market; in fact one angler decided to see just how tough it was. He took the Ugly Stik and six other kinds of fishing poles and went catfishing. The Ugly Stik was the only one to survive the beating he gave it, taking 55 pounds of stress.

Why is it called the Ugly Stik? Because it is.

It has a graphite core, wrapped in fiberglass, making it extremely strong without losing flexibility. More experienced cathunters might want some extra sensitivity, but this pole is great for the more casual angler. You can get your Ugly Stik for under $50 and they’re available in different lengths. Most of them are also multi-functional for “catch and release.”

Consider a spinning pole – these are generally five to eight feet long and come with spinning reels for light or heavy use. Very popular for heavier spinning use such as that big catfish you’re after and its long length is perfect for drift fishing. There’s an Ugly Stik spinning rod that’s nine feet long and has a quick-taper “clear tip” design, foam grips, a graphite twistlock reel seat with rubber cushion inserts. These poles can be used for casting, trolling, drift-fishing and tranquil fishing – but be aware of the various added features which can make it an expensive piece of kit.

A casting pole is a great alternative – it has a longer handle and is easier to manage when you’re fighting your monster catfish because the smaller grips on other rods are inclined to get away from you during a fish-fight. Your casting rod generally has two types of reels; baitcast and spincast. You use the baitcast when you place heavier baits and need to achieve super-precise casting across long distances. But the spincast is easier to use and is a better choice for those just starting out. There’s a reel seat in the rod’s handle which keep those reels conveniently on top.

But hey, fellow angler – if, like me, you’re going out to hunt those big, bewhiskered, trophy-sized blue beasts, then you need to take a long, close look at the Quantum Big Cat rods. The rod action is faster than before, meaning that the tips are softer for those tip-sensitive cats like flatheads. These Big Cat rods still have the same super strong backbone and you’re more likely to haul that monster cat into your boat because that’s just what they’re built for. It’s got those big graphite reel seats and nicely cushioned stainless steel hoods as well as the double-footed guides with aluminum oxide inserts. It’s perfect for cat-hunting in strong currents and comes in three strengths – heavy, medium heavy and medium – depends on where you’re planning to go for your catfish date. But as we agreed earlier, the length of the pole is the important feature when you’re casting across long distances.

Whatever your plans, remember this; fishing is like romance – the next best thing to doing it, is talking about it.

by Wade McBride

Catfishing in Ponds

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If you go catfishing in ponds a good amount, you will come across three types of catfish. The first of these is the Channel catfish. When compared with others in terms of size, this type is the smallest and it is also more abundant than others so you are more likely to catch a Channel than other types. The other two types are the Flathead and Blue catfish, and these are larger by far and can also grow to an impressive size. When catfishing in ponds, there are some things that you have to consider first, and here the feeding habits of the catfish comes into focus. For the Channel catfish, the favorite menu is made up of dead fish or insects found on the water surface. Being scavengers, they are well suited for the artificial ponds. Catching them does not pose any problem and they adapt quickly after they have been caught. The Flathead also shares a similar feature with the Channel as they also eat voraciously and catching them is also easy as well. But for the Blue catfish, there are notable differences. They are not easy to locate and they are also more selective when it comes to feeding. Therefore, for catfishing in ponds, the Blue catfish is not the favorite of many. This is due to the amount of energy and exertion that goes into catching them.

There are two techniques that you can make use of for catching catfish in ponds. In a pond that contains a lot of Flathead and Blue catfish, you will be in need of a rod and a reel for bait casting. The spinning reel is also an excellent choice. Because using the hooks with a single end does not guaranty much success, you may have to make use of the treble hook. The treble hook facilitates your catching of the fish.

In catfishing in ponds, another thing that you must bear in mind is the size of the catfish. For the smaller catfish, using a tackle that is very light in weight is a very good idea, and you can use this with one or two rods. To improve your chances and tilt the probability in your favor, you need to use both at the same time. Always ensure that you loosen the drags on the reels whenever you soak the lines, as this allows the fish to hook. Immediately you see a kind of tugging on the drag, seize the opportunity and make sure the rod is tightened until it is taut and the catfish has been captured.

For the patient ones, you will later discover that with bait-soaking, catching the fish is made far easier. Putting pieces of bait in the water to serve as attractants is also another useful idea that you can put into use. If your intention is to catch the real big ones, then the evenings are the best part of the day to do your fishing. The fish tend to be more active at night. Boost your chances with them by making use of baits that smell strongly and chunky too.

Enjoy Your Fishing Experience

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Fishing gives you an enjoyable experience, especially if you follow a few catfishing tips to catch good catfish of your own choice. You’ll find catfish is a popular catch for most anglers, especially because they make tasty meals. For an enjoyable fishing trip, you should keep a few cafishing tips in mind, including the times to catch catfish, how to bait a hole for catfish, and the way to rig for catfish.

Cat fishing tends to be more successful during the nighttime, without the moonlit sky. While these fish are caught successfully during the day by many anglers, others swear by fishing at night. You will also find that rainy, overcast days are great for cat fishing as well. After a rainfall, catfish tend to come out biting as well, because the drifting water in creeks and riverbeds can bring larger catfish out to scavenge.

Bait plays an important role in catching catfish. The most commonly used catfish bait includes crawfish, shrimp, perch, chicken livers, shad, worms, beef livers, stinky prepared baits, chicken hearts, grasshoppers, hot dogs, beef heart, salt pork and even ivory soap. The key is smell. Catfish have a great sense of smell, and tend to go after smelly bait. Baiting a hole is a good way to catch catfish. To do this, you need some soaked grain and oats or horse and mule feces can also be used for baiting a hole. Grain needs to be soaked in water for a few days, until it turns sour. You will need to fill a coffee can with the soaked grain, which will attract catfish.

It is simple to rig for catfish and once you know how, you can easily do it to help catch even more fish. The methods of rigging differ depending on the water you are fishing in. Very calm water, for example, means you should tie a hook and half-ounce ball sinker at the end of the line, which will keep the bait moving with the slight action of the water. If you are fishing in rough, rapid water or drift fishing then you need to tie a barrel swivel on the line after sliding an egg sinker on as well. The bait will be moved along with the current of the waves dragging along with the bounces of swift water. You should use a hook that corresponds to the size of catfish that you want to catch—a bigger hook for a bigger cat.

Noodling For Flathead – Catfishing – Tips and Techniques Used By Pros

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Flat head catfish are the largest variety of catfish found in the United States. They are extremely popular with fishermen as a game fish all across the United States. This species is also a known invasive species in some parts of United States having known to have depleted the native sunfish and eel populations in some regions.

They have also rid some areas of the native bullhead catfish population and are threatening the bass in some areas as a competing species. If you do not live in the great lakes area, Mississippi basin area, or the Ohio river system area, do not catch and release these fish; instead keep them in the freezer. You will have saved the American eel or the bullhead catfish population with your thoughtful actions. It is also a good idea to tell more people about this problem; this will stop people from introducing these fish in other ecosystems.

These large catfish can grow to be over a hundred pounds and can put up a good fight when you try to haul them into your boats. It is therefore a good idea to carry a monofilament 20 pound test line with you when you go fishing for these monster cats. It is also a good idea to carry crayfish or shrimp for bait. The best kind of bait for flatheads is live sunfish, shad, or goldfish. You will also need Kahle hooks of sizes bigger than 7/0 for these fishes. A medium to heavy action rod is a must.

Flathead catfish are active predators feeding primarily on smaller fish like shad, sunfish, eels and minnows. They usually come out at night to feed. The anglers will have better luck hooking them if they go fishing after hours. Drift fishing with live fish as bait during the night will yield best results. These fish can also be caught during the twilight hours and cloudy days.

They usually hide at the bottom during day time. It is therefore important to weigh the line properly when you go fishing during the day. A 5 oz roll weight will be good. These fish grow up to be considerably bigger than channel cats and blues and can break your rod or line when they are giving you a fight. Expect aching arms and fatigue after a day (or night) fishing for flatheads. These cats make the best trophy fish, so do carry your camera with you, if you plan to catch and release.

Some people also go noodling to snag these fishes. Noodling involves catching the flatheads with your bare hands. Needless to say, noodling is an extreme sport and should be approached with caution. It is a good idea to go with some friends when you go noodling for catfish; they can help you haul in the monster once it has clamped its jaws on your hand.

Always wear mittens when you go noodling; the catfish bite can hurt and its bite has also been known to draw blood.

by George Landrail

Catfishing Tips and Secrets Exposed

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When it comes to fishing, one class of fish that is widely known is the catfish. Catfishing has grown to become much loved in various parts of the globe. So you should not be baffled to understand that many have taken interest in it. Catfishing tips ensure that you maximize your chances of success whenever you are fishing. With knowing these tips you conserve time and energy, and you also get to come home with something you enjoy. Gathering the right information is important and once you get the correct catfishing tips that you seek, you migrate from being an amateur into a professional in no time.

One aspect of catfishing tips that you need to know and appreciate very much is the time of the day that you select to do your fishing. Although there is considerable liberty as to when you may decide to go for catfishing, some periods of time are clearly better than others, so why settle for less? To get the best results, you need to schedule your fishing at a time when the catfish will be feeding. This is because they move to the upper layers of the water in large numbers when they scour for food. Try fishing during night time to test your luck, especially one without the moon being too visible. The early hours of the morning are also a very good time period to fish.

Another of the catfishing tips that you need to consider is putting the environment into consideration when you go fishing. The depth of the water body is also an important factor. The availability of the catfish is also determined by the currents of the water. If the area is windy by nature, that is better because larger amounts of food are available and this tempts the catfish to come to the top and forage for food.

Your catfishing tips are not complete until you incorporate the kind of bait that is to be used. The type of bait is crucial to your success in catfishing. You need to know that the best bait for catfish are those that smell strongly and taste well (to the catfish). This is premised on the fact that catfish depend on the sense of smell. For such type of baits, the popular examples are worms, shad, chicken liver, prawns and other crustaceans. It is also not advisable that you make use of frozen bait, the fresh ones produce better results. Apart from the baits that have been mentioned earlier on, it is also very good if you can come up with baits that you prepare for yourself. If they work for you then stick to them.

For catfishing tips, the type of tackle that you employ is also quite important. With the wrong tackle, you will get disappointing results. The 2/0 eagle claw bait holder hooks are highly recommended for various reasons. By using them, they allow for better gripping of the fish and reduces the chances of their sliding off the hook, unlike as in some other kinds of hooks. These are features that are very important considering the fact that the catfish can be very aggressive and uncooperative.

Catfishing Tips Can Help You Enjoy Your Fishing Experience

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Fishing gives you an enjoyable experience, especially if you follow a few catfishing tips to catch good catfish of your own choice. You’ll find catfish is a popular catch for most anglers, especially because they make tasty meals. For an enjoyable fishing trip, you should keep a few catfishing tips in mind, including the times to catch catfish, how to bait a hole for catfish and the way to rig for catfish.

Catfishing tips: the catch

Catfishing tends to be more successful during the nighttime, without the moonlit sky. While these fish are caught successfully during the day by many anglers, others swear by fishing at night. You will also find that rainy, overcast days are great for catfishing as well. After a rainfall, catfish tend to come out biting as well, because the drifting water in creeks and riverbeds can bring larger catfish out to scavenge.

Catfishing tips: bait and baiting a hole

Bait play an important role in catching catfish. The most commonly used catfish bait includes crawfish, shrimps, perch, chicken livers, shad, worms, beef livers, stinky prepared baits, chicken hearts, grasshoppers, hot dogs, beef heart, salt pork and even ivory soap. The key is smell. Catfish have a great sense of smell, and tend to go after smelly bait. Baiting a hole is a good way to catch catfish. To do this, you need some soaked grain and oats or horse and mule feces can also be used for baiting a hole. Grain needs to be soaked in water for a few days, until it turns sour. You will need to fill a coffee can with the soaked grain, which will attract catfish.

Catfishing tips: rigging

It is simple to rig for catfish and once you know how, you can easily do it to help catch even more fish. The methods of rigging differ depending on the water you are fishing in. Very calm water, for example, means you should tie a hook and half-ounce ball sinker at the end of the line, which will keep the bait moving with the slight action of the water. If you are fishing in rough, rapid water or drift fishing then you need to tie a barrel swivel on the line after sliding an egg sinker on as well. The bait will be moved along with the current of the waves dragging along with the bounces of swift water. You should use a hook that corresponds to the size of catfish that you want to catch—a bigger hook for a bigger cat.

These are just a few catfishing rigs to help make your fishing experience enjoyable. Do you have a few catfishing tips of your own? Chime in with your own ‘secrets.’

Catfishing Tips and Tricks-3 Uncomplicated Ways To Success

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Everybody usually would like to catch the largest cats they possibly can, and in that respect will be a lot of different catfishing tips and tricks to help you be successful at this.

This article is going to look at 3 things you will have to do if you desire to catch a lot more catfish.

Make Certain You Have The Appropriate Catfishing Gear

The very first step to catch the largest catfish you can is to make sure you have the appropriate gear to catch that giant fish. Any kind of cat over 40 pounds will probably snap rods and destroy your fishing reels.

You want to purchase big fishing gear and at least a 6 ft or longer heavy action fishing rod. Get the best fishing reel you can afford, and spool it with up to 80lb. braid. This way you will not lose any huge catfish that you are fortunate enough to hook. Make use of this catfishing tip and trick to improve upon your currentprocedures, and don’t forget that patience is the primary key to catching fish.

Fish In The Proper Place

The 2nd step is to be sure you drop your sinker in any spot that there could be a obstruction in the lake or wherever you are fishing. If you have a group of logs in the lake, large rocks or anything else that is deterring the current, that is where the monster catfish will be.

Catfish feed where the lake isn’t moving very much and so this is precisely the place you will come across the large ones. Anywhere below a dam is a superb destination for catching drifting catfish. Be sure you allow your sinker drop to the bottom; you want the food to appear extremely appetizing to a lazy bottom drifting catfish. If you keep these 2 catfishing tips and tricks in mind you will be catching the monster cats in no time.

Fish At The Right Time Of The Day

Third, if it’s possible and if you want the very best outcome, make use of these catfishing tips and tricks at night. Catfish tend to move to shallower areas alongside banks to feed on fishes that are smaller than them.

The very best bait to use for night-fishing is night crawlers, catalpa worms, leeches, grasshoppers, and crayfish. Catfish commonly still prefer to dwell by obstructions, fishing near a current obstruction is always pretty important.

In the event that you utilize all of these catfishing tips and tricks you can be catching the sort of cats you’ve always hoped to. Never fail to keep in mind that that the most crucial thing to do is check out your lines and have patience, catching fish is a game of chance just as it is of luck.

My Best Catfishing Tips And Secrets

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Here are some of My Best Catfishing Tips that you should keep in mind the next time you go drown some worms. With warmer weather just around the corner catfishing is in the forefront of most anglers minds. Follow these tips and tidbits and make your next catfishing trip an adventure.

Seasonal Catfishing Tips

Catfish move in to shallow banks to spawn during springtime and using minnows will bring a quick catch.

Catfish are very active during spring and early fall. This is the time when the waters are rising either from the winter snow melts or the autumn rains.

The reverse is also true.

Catfish are less active when the water levels are falling.

Catfish are much less active during the daytime and become very active and feed at night. Dusk is the Best time to drown some worms.

The Winter months should not be ignored. Just present your bait in a slower manner giving the sluggish yet hungry catfish time to respond.

Summer catfish seem to prefer the cool, oxygen rich fast moving streams.

At night the reason the catfish come into the shallows is to feed on the baitfish, normally they are bottom feeders.

Hot summer nights are a great time to go catfishing, the warmer waters of the day tend to make the catfish groggy and slow moving. They tend to do their hunting and feeding at night.

Catfish Habitat Tips

Catfish LOVE to lurk in holes in side banks, (Undercuts) or sink holeson the waters floor, in and around fallen trees, hollowed out stumps, or at the base of dams.

Know where a clam bed is? For catfish a clam bed is a great source of food. Fishing slightly down river from the clam beds should allow you to snag a catfish coming to chow down.

Areas around docks are good in lake or pond fishing. A lit dock at night is even better.

Light means insects,

insects mean baitfish,

baitfish means catfish.

When fishing at night be sure and be more quiet than usual. Remember you don’t have the daytime backgroud noises to cover up sounds.

Fishing in moving waters or those with a current requires the use of cut bait, you lower the bait upriver of the vicinity of the catfish and allow the movement of thwe waters to carry the scent of the bait to the catfish, drawing it out to feed.

Learn the habitats of the different catfish species such as Channel Catfish that enjoys a different habitat from the Blue Catfish.

Catfishing Bait Tips.

The Fresher, The Better, cut bait from fresh chicken livers to bloody scraps from a catfishes usual diet of baitfish such as, trout, bass, shad, perch, and minnows, to even the bloody entrails of another catfish.

When using liver or cut bait be sure to secure the bait to the hook in some way. Elastic thread, or a small section of panty hose wrapped around your bait and the hook will assure you of not having to continually replace the bait because it simply fell off in casting or was pulled off by the prey.

Remember, when your using cut bait that you need to give your bait at least 15 minutes to soak to allow the catfish to discover the scent and lock on to it before you relocate your bait.

Catfish like to feed on moss and algae that grow on and around structures that are man-made.

If using a Cheesy type bait in the summer heat you’ll need to add a little flour to thicken the consistency and therefore make it easier to keep on the hook.

Fishing in still waters like Lakes or Ponds requires a Live Bait that will wiggle around creating vibrations in the water that get the catfishes attention.

Catfishing Rig Tips.

When considering the weight of line to use, take into consideration the depth you are fishing. The deeper you fish the heavier the line you should to help protect frombreaking your line on snags on the bottom. Average choice is a 10lb. line.

When catfishing in rivers or streams you fishing pole length should be in the 6′-8′ range. For the lakes and ponds the shorter rods seem to do just fine.

Using a leader with a swivel allows the catfish to twist around which they tend to do once hooked. The twisting fish stands less of a chance of breaking off and saves your line.

Hook sizes of 1/0 and 2/0 are recommended, circle hooks have gained quite a following among anglers as they seem to set themselves.

In closing I want you to remember that… Fish show up at the same places and times every year and go after the same baits, year after year. They aren’t aware of the state, country, or body of water they reside in. Catfish behavior is the same everywhere.