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Catfish are found in rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs. Fish areas around dams, brush piles, riffles, and deep pools.
Catfish feed most actively at night but remain active throughout the day. They become more active in warmer water temperatures.
Catfish are scavengers and feed on many offerings. They rely heavily on their sense of smell and are attracted to strong smelling natural and prepared baits. Favorite natural baits include minnows, cut baits, and worms.
Fish near the bottom allowing the current to disperse the scent of your bait. With floating rigs cast upstream of cover allowing the current to drift your bait into the cover.
Use heavier line with swivels as large catfish are strong and will “roll” and wrap your line into snags.
Catfish can be finicky and will not strike hard. After seeing a “nibble” allow up to ten seconds, then set the hook.
The choice of rig and technique depends on fishing conditions.
The Clinch Knot is recommended for all rigs.
Here are some popular approaches to Catfish fishing.