G&F Gear Special: Top Catfish Picks for 2017
July 09, 2017
Game & Fish Magazines published Gear Issue 2017 for July and August, its third annual look at the gear that will help youÂ beÂ a better hunter or angler. In the coming days, gafmag.com will share focussed info on a number of hunting and fishing species. In this article, we look atÂ someÂ catfishÂ gear for 2017.
For big-cat guys seeking those 50- to 100-pound monsters, this new series of super-tough E-glass rods provides confidence. Take your pick of 6'6", 7' or 7'6" spinning and casting.
B'n'M was one of the first companies to make a rod specifically for this big-river, big-fish drifting tactic, and now it has upgraded its 7' 1" bumping rod with a stiffer blank.
Berkley's new GloStik is a solution to fishing in the dark. 7', 20-pound class glass-and-graphite rod absorbs light and emits a 4-hour glow.
This new Rippin Lips' series includes 10' and 12', medium-heavy spinning rods engineered to launch your bait.
Three stainless-steel bearings, a separate roller-bearing system, and smooth Carbon Matrix drag. The 7000 holds 420 yards of 40-pound braid.
Features include a 1-piece aluminum frame, aluminum sideplates, Teflon and stainless 6-disc drag stack and double-anodized aluminum spool.
Seven stainless-steel bearings, spool-click tension knob, oversizedÂ power handle and massive line capacity. Aluminum frame and gear cover.
The Big Cat XT 30 trolling reel holds 455 yards of 30-pound-test mono. Graphite frames, aluminum spools, QuickSet anti-reverse and 4.2:1 gear ratio.
Keep tournament fish alive for the weigh-in in this specially made fish tote. The three-part system consists of a soft, reinforced weigh bag, a removable inner mesh bag and a compact portable aerator. Holds up to 11.25 gallons of water and fish.Â
This new aerator, ideal for most bait-storage containers, gently mixes air into water, aerating 0.4 gallons per minute. 18 hours continuous run time or 36 hours when set to run at 15-minute intervals.
Whisker Seeker's stainless-steel grips close instantly with the push of a button. Rotating head protects the angler and fish.
The 2-inch lure's tube attachments and ribs hold dip longer. The 2X-strong trebles and 20-pound Trilene Big Game line catch fish.
$5 per 3-pack
Pack the three chambers on the back of this 10-inch soft-plastic crawdad with Smelly Jelly attractant.Â
Made with real cheese plus secret ingredients.
$8 for 12 ounces