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    i need to know more tips on how to catch catfish

  • #2
    Need more info. What kind of fishing? Lake/river,shore/boat. Whats Illegal in your area?

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    • #3
      Lots of good info on here, several posts that already cover that question.

      As stated by Big O, list a little more info and you will get a lot more feedback on your question.

      I fish for catfish every weeek and I will be more than happy to provide some info.

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      • #4
        Lots of good info on here, several posts that already cover that question.

        As stated by Big O, list a little more info and you will get a lot more feedback on your question.

        I fish for catfish every weeek and I will be more than happy to provide some info.

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        • #5
          Get a 2/0 hook, go to your local grocery store and buy chicken livers. Put a chicken liver on the hook, throw it out whereever you are fishing. Let it sit on the bottom for 45 minutes, if you have yet to catch something, move to a different spot. That is the best advice I can give with the limited info we know about where you will be fishing.

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          • #6
            For Channel and Blue cats fish the edges of curent breaks in rivers and larger creeks. Use worms of fresh cut baits. Fish on the bottom using a slip sinker rig. Use a weight heavy enough to keep the bait on the bottom, tie on a swivel, then a 16 inch leader with a hook. This lets the bait drift just above the bottom in the current. Choose a hook size to match the size of the catfish you wish to catch. For frying cats up to 3-4 pounds I generally use a number 4 eagle claw.

            For Flatheads fish eddy areas with live bait suspended just off the bottom. I like 3-4 inch bream, generally fished on an eagle claw 6/0 live bait hook. At night I tie out limb lines in the same holes using 6-8 inch bream and 10/0 to 12/0 hooks. We regularly catch big flatheads that way up to the 40 - 50 pound range along with a few big blue's and channels.

            If you can't catch Mr. Wiskers with this info I don't know what else to tell you...

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            • #7
              Heres something.I used to use chicken liver and it worked well for a couple of years , untill the store was out and i had to get beef liver.10 mins into fishing i found that the catfish couldnt get enough.Plus the beef liver is fattier and stays on the hook better.

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              • #8
                What you have to do is: buy a bag of shrimp, and then let it sit out so it gets a pleasant stench and then just cast it out

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                • #9
                  i always put on a bobber about 3ft up the line, then i use Gulp catfish dough in the bloody blood scent. it seems to work for me in ponds. ive caught cats at about 10lbs in a pond. so in personal experience it works.

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                  • #10
                    fish on bottom with something dead or rotten.

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                    • #11
                      Go with either chicken livers or turkey livers or some dough that fish companies offer and put that on the hook and then add a sinker and a strong rode and line and hold on. Most important is to just have a real stinky bait...

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                      • #12
                        Use a nightcrawler or cut a baitfish in half and put it on the hook. Cast it out, set the pole on a fork stick, and wait for the line to show you the action.

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