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Fishing With Slip Bobbers for Catfish

Catfishing on the Lake or River Bottom.

By M.D. Johnson

Growing up years ago, the thought of using a bobber when fishing for channel catfish never would have entered my mind.

True, my dad and I caught plenty of catfish while drifting big minnows under bobber rigs for spring crappies, but it just never clicked.

Catch Giant Catfish With These Proven Fishing Tips

7 Proven "Catching Catfish" Strategies

Fishing for big catfish is gaining fans in droves as anglers realize the cats offer their best chance to catch a quarry in freshwater that weighs 20-75 pounds on a consistent basis. Here are some tips on how to latch onto one of these whiskered inland giants.

Quick Tips for Catching Summertime Catfish & Easy Recipes

Summertime is channel catfish time across America. In lakes and reservoirs, fish the flat areas in 18 to 25 feet of water using shad, shrimp, dough balls, cheese, prepared baits, nightcrawlers, and even that left over hot dog from lunch.

How One Angler Tackles Small Stream Catfish

Biologists in state fisheries agencies have stated that underutilized catfish populations exist in smaller creeks and rivers from Virginia to Texas. Catfish can live in any water but cold streams at high elevations. These fish are adaptable to a broad range of current and turbidity conditions, thus their abundance. Also, they are extremely hardy, and they will eat virtually anything organic.  

Catfishing With Trotlines and Setlines

To me catfishing is one outdoor event that should be a kicked back relaxing event. There are some hardcore intense catfishermen but I like to think about it as a sport to be enjoyed like Huckleberry Finn and Jim did it — laid back and enjoying nature on a lazy day.