The catfish is a special species of fish, which is been popular with many anglers for many years. They are strong and put up a fight when caught so this is the challenge which makes it fun and exciting as well. It is not just winning the battle to reel in one of these fish but they also provide a delicious meal.
The trick to being successful is to have the right tackle because with the right equipment there's a good chance that you will not go home empty-handed. Equipment used for catching this species is wide and varied in the tackle you need will depend mainly on the type and size of catfish your fishing for.
You need to understand that catfish are aggressive and they will put up a fight once they've taken your line. Even a smaller catfish is not easy and almost can be impossible if you don't have the correct tackle. To avoid the risk of having your line break you need to have the proper equipment for your next fishing trip.
You ill need to choose according to your catfish.
Decide what species of catfish you want and make a rough estimation of the size of fish you're aiming for. Speak to other local fishermen to get an idea of the size and then choose your tackle accordingly. Heavy-duty tackle is best if you're going for a really big one.
It's better to have too much than too little fishing line to avoid letting your fish get away. Choose the best possible quality line and make sure it matches the weight of the rest of your gear. Heavier line prevents it from tangling and getting lost if there are trees and rocks etc.
Fishing poles are about 7 to 10 feet in length and they are designed for catching catfish. Remember that the longer the rod allows you to cast further and have more control. Find a rod that provides medium to fast action with a little flexibility. Too much flexibility prevents you from reeling in your catfish.
Your spinning reel should be the best quality and it should have a good drag system. Using a conventional fishing reel is often preferred by anglers. Other accessories would be a good assortment of hooks, weights and sinkers.
You can carry a variety of bait if you're fishing in an unfamiliar area because then you can try out a few different ones until you find the one that lands the catfish.
Besides having the appropriate tackle for catfish fishing you need to be organized and ready for a successful fishing trip. Separate out your freshwater and saltwater tackle and replace any old items and keep your tackle box neat and tidy.
Armed with a perfectly organized tackle box, a fishing pole and bait you should have it successful exciting and fun filled fishing trip.