When the sun sets, the rules for catfishing change. While the cooler shallows of nighttime water put hungry feeders on the prowl, the techniques and tackle required to land the big fish without the light of day can be challenging.
Fortunately, there are great products on the market for night catfishing that aid with lighting, safety and convenience to make fishing after dark more enjoyable and successful.
There are several reasons that some great night catfishing gadgets are hitting the market: many of the tried-and-true nighttime tools that have been on the market for some time are coming out in newer versions that are lighter, smaller and more effective; popular European products are making their way to the American market and some U.S. based companies are developing product lines specifically designed for catfishing.
While you may already have durable night catfishing tackle, it never hurts to have a few more tricks up your sleeve.
Whether you are fishing by bank or by boat, here are some cool gadgets on the market to try on your next outing. Keep in mind that you can find many of the more expensive items for far less than the MSRP by shopping around online.
<h2>Berkley | Fireline® Fused Tracer</h2>Berkley has kicked hi-vis lines up a notch this year by introducing the <a href="http://www.berkley-fishing.com/Berkley®-FireLine®-Fused-Tracer®/1347815,default,pd.html" target="_blank">FireLine Fused Tracer</a> that not only makes it easier to spot your line, but now you can measure depth and distance. <p></p> The Fused Tracer color alternates between 5 feet of hi-vis flame green line and 5 feet of low-vis smoke color. You can see line movement while also having a camouflage effect. Whether casting from the bank or trolling, you can easily detect distance and depth by counting the 5-foot sections. <p></p> This smooth line offers high performance and better casting than other lines. The FireLine Fused Tracer comes in 6-, 8-, 10-, 20- and 30-pound test. Spools are available in 125, 300 and 1500 yards. <p></p> <strong> MSRP: $17.95</strong>