Catfish can be fished anytime but the anglers say the night time is the most suitable. During this time they usually feed. Catfish are mostly bottom-feeders and therefore can be caught with any kind of live bait. Experienced anglers say that when the water is very high, it is easier to hook a catfish because they become quite active during that time. Most of the fishermen, hence, look for water depths of about 2 - 5 feet.
Along with this, they also concentrate in areas where there is grass, flooded brush and/or timber. These combinations can be found in areas like long and narrow tapering main lake points, islands that are full of timber or bushes on the top and smallest of creeks that have a trickle of inflow.
Do not ever be afraid of the winds. Wind is actually the friend of anglers. The advantage of wind is that it carries the aroma of the bait that draws the fish near the anglers. Also, wind helps in stirring up the plankton that draws baitfish. If you are fishing using a boat, make sure you drop anchor. The bow of the boat should towards the wind. And, you should be using the rear portion of the boat to drop your fishing line.
Do not ever get stuck in one single position. When you do not get any bite after spending twenty minutes, then you must change the location. You may have to make at least four to five shifts in location before catching a catfish. If you have captured one, it is most likely that you will get many in the same place.
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