Catfish Fishing Tips - How To Catch Catfish
Catfish are fun to catch and fun to eat. They are a popular
freshwater game fish. Catfish are usually found at the bottom of lake or rivers and they
eat most anything as they are scavengers of food. There are three main types of catfish...channel
catfish, blues and flatheads. Most techniques for catching catfish involve dragging some kind of
bait along the bottom. Just remember to be careful when you catch them because Catfish have stiff dorsal and
side fins. They can puncture you and cause some real PAIN!
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A good way to attract catfish is to rub peanut butter on your
Chicken liver is a great bait for
Punch a few holes in a can of cat or dog food and set it in the area
where you are going to fish for catfish. The smell will atrract the fish and they will be waiting for
When fishing for catfish with chubs or
minnows, take a knife and cut a few centimeters up the belly. Cut just enough belly until the insides
are starting to come out, the extra scent is irresistible.
Catfish are not evenly dispersed over the stream
bottom; rather they are concentrated in certain areas.
Increase your odds of catching fish by chumming the water where you plan to fish. Use canned dog or cat
food, they will sink. Or hot dogs cut into chunks. This will bring the fish to you.
The single greatest determinant of catfish food preference is body
size. Smaller catfish, those less than 14 inches, feed primarily on bottom-dwelling organisms, such as
aquatic insect larvae and other invertebrates. As catfish grow to a larger size, their diet changes and
a wider variety of food items are eaten. Fish, however, either alive or dead, make up the bulk of their
forage after they reach 16 inches.
Fish at night and be quiet. Catfish seem to sense noise more than most fish.
Use dead minnows or cut-bait in the late winter and early spring when the water temperature is between
35-60 degrees F.
Always fish for Flatheads with live bait and remember, there is a difference between live bait and
lively bait. Make sure your bait is really squirming: the more vibration in the water, the better the
chance for a Flathead find it.
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