Here Kitty Kitty ? Locating Catfish
Man made structure such as bridge pilings and the ditches of old road beds offer the light shy cats a place to hide. In the winter month?s catfish will be deep seeking the warmer more oxygenated water. This makes deep structure a good place to search for cats.
Catfish can be caught in areas of structure where bluegill and crappie are known to be. The same structure that provides the cats a place to call home also gives the baitfish a place of security. The cut bait or live bait dropped beneath into the shadows of these areas can reward a fisherman with a large catfish. Make friends with some crappie fishermen their honey holes could possibly be holding a big cat that lurks beneath.
When fishing for large cats keep in mind that if you locate fiddlers (small catfish) there will be no large fish in the area. If their activity suddenly stops this could indicate that a large fish has moved into the area. Catfish like many other species have a cannibalistic nature when it comes to smaller fish and even larger ones as well once one becomes hooked or stressed. Take the time to learn different habits of the catfish you are fishing for whether it is blues, channel or flathead, each one has unique characteristics that can help you in locating them specifically.
If whisker fish are your thing, you will want to check out the on-line magazine, Catfishing Journals.
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