Catfishing in ponds can be quite exciting. Typically, when you are pond catfishing there are three kinds of catfish that you will be catching – the blue catfish, the Flathead catfish and the channel catfish.
The smallest of these catfish is the Channel Catfish, which is what you will most commonly catch when pond fishing.
Channel fish are most common primarily because of their diet. The eat bugs off the surface of the water as well as on dead fish. Because of their eating habits, they are great for managed ponds and are pretty easy to catch. They also tend to survive catch and release fishing.
The other two types of catfish you will find when pond fishing are Flathead and Blue Catfish. These are larger species of these fish and can grow to amazing size. Flathead catfish are known for their endless appetite, so catching those fish can be really easy. Blue Catfish, however, are more choosy and harder to catch, which presents a great challenge for you.
A few tips that will make your fishing trip more successful include:
1. Bring several rods with you so that you can have a few soaking while you fish, making sure the drags on the soaking rods are set loose on the reels. By setting these reels loose, a fish could swim off with your bait causing him to hook himself in the process.
2. Keep an ear to your soaking rods. If the drag starts screaming, tighten your rod down until you feel some pressure and then begin fighting the catfish.
3. If you are fishing for channel fish, consider chumming the water or tossing sweet corn, corn flakes or dog food into the water. This will attract the catfish to your location.
So what do you bring on your catfishing pond trip? If you are fishing for the smaller channel fish, you will want to bring your ultra-light fishing tackle, remember to bring a few rods for soaking time. However, if you are going to be fishing in a pond with Flatheads and Blues, then I would take a medium action rod with a bait casting or spinning reel.
Because these fish can be monstrous, make sure to use treble hooks instead of single point hooks. A large catfish will suckle the bait right off your single point hook and away he goes. A treble hook is designed to prevent that from happening.
Another point for the larger catfish is time of day. Most of the big fish come out at night, so you might want to try your hand at night fishing for the larger catfish. A great tip here is to bring smellier baits.
I will also mention the recent rise in popularity around noodling. Noodling is a quite complicated and involved way of fishing with your hands. You find a hole, stick your hand it, run the hole with your hand to find the fish’s mouth and then pull it out of the water. If you are up for a challenge, try noodling for catfish.
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