Catfish Info - Fishing On The Bay!

Ever wish you could catch huge catfish on your next fishing trip? Well you can, and by knowing a few simple catfishing tips you'll be finding plenty of 'ninja catfish' to bring in your catch. Although having a good rod and decent bait is important and will help you catch fish all day on most waters, it won't be nearly as effective if you do not know the water body you are fishing on. Here are a few useful catfishing tips for the rivers, lakes and ponds you are fishing on. Know where the cats are Book a fishing holiday in UK and France, America or Australia and go to your preferred river, lake or pond in those countries. Turn on the news or read in the newspapers and you'll be constantly flooded with info on where the cats are at. Channel catfish are the easiest to catch and around most of the rivers and lakes are eager to nibble anything thrown at them. Flathead catfish will be nearer the bottom of the river or lake and their mouths are less open towards the top. Choose a size that you feel comfortable with and you'llEmbrace close- shoal fishing. qualitative feed normally means the little things such as baitfish, minnows and frogs or crickets tend to be the best bets for cats etc Learn to read the flowing water and signs signs. When water is clearly seeping, hot and cold currents are evident in the water and are a good indication of which direction to fish. Wear clothing suitable for your weather and activities and you gain all the necessary info in less than half an hour. These cats eat fish and anything else that moves along the bottom of the river or lake so don't be shy to move along to moor the best cat feed in. Sweet pride:Trout and white bass follow different seasonal patterns. During the hot, summer months blues are more prevalent than the cream and they tend to feed at night and they are normally a lot larger and leaner than the browns. In the colder seasons the adult brown's will be bigger and the children smaller. The children tend to feed in spring and the food changes. Brown's will eat flatfish and tarpon but will not feed on bass so don't be surprised if you catch a chub or a rudd. If you can't catch anything at all then use your scale to determine size. Also ascertain which way the wind is blowing causing the fish to move and they may be feeding in the other, or not. slumped and silent:Surprise! If you can't see them then you'll have to use the senses more intently than usual, particularly when night-fishing. You can use radar to locate them better than visual clues and this will give you an advantage. A very bright torch with a red light or a battery-powered radio with lots of Scotch for example is all you'll need for night-fishing in rivers and lakes. presentation is all important as it may require a lot of concentration. The last thing you want after an hour of trying to read the individual baits and baits marking their progression through the water column is to have a jittery, spooked fish make your whole fishing trip a real struggle. low weeds:The slow weed growth and higher oxygen levels make big cats like Luxionus more active at night, feeding on smaller baitfish. At this time catfish will tend to seek food closer to the floor of the body of water, and are better viewed from below using a sinker, with a bobber or sinker. Once they have found their prey, they will stay just below the surface, using the water currents and their position outline to seek food resurgence. Baitfish settle out of the weeds. These are the best baits but, because they are breaking the surface of the water you can't see them, it's best to 'skim' the bait, just below the surface at an angle so as the bobber at the bottom can remain in the zone of the fish being sought. You can cast often over the weeds and then lift the rod when you have visible something. Using a top water lure will get you a few hits but there will be some fishes that do not break the surface so surviving on mad-fish head to you! Baitfish will change their swimming pattern and some are constantly swimming while others are moving only in the water column would be a problematic experience. You haven't got the luxury of sitting on the river bottom with fish all around you. Again lift the rod at the right moment and be ready to either hang on or swim for the nearest snag. use angling techniques that many experts optimize. They want to get the fish on the top of the water, thus, more excitement but reactivity is highly discouraged. The site uses cookies. They allow us to recognize you and get information about your user experience.By continuing to browse the site, I agree to the use of cookies by the site owner in accordance with Cookie policy