Basics of Catching Channel Catfish

Catfish season is upon us. Fishing for channel catfish is the most basic of angling pursuit available to anglers. It is as simple as a hooked worm on a line attached to a stick, or as sophisticated as spinning gear, a space-age composite rod and crankbaits. It is the choice of those who spend a lot of money and those that do not. The one thing both have in common is that they must find the fish.

Everything about catfish patterns relate to their search for food. They eat almost everything in their environment. By using slack-water ambush points, they conserve energy until some food comes their way. They relate to brush, cutback banks, and riprap for their eating and spawning activity.

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