catfishing tips

Quick Tip #1

This is the first in a series of quick tips that we will be sharing this year to help you become a better fisherman. Some are going to require you to do a little more thinking. This is by design, because if you just do as you are told you don’t really learn much. Take the tips, think about them, add your own personal touch and you will be well on your way to becoming a much better fisherman.
# 1: On each and every fishing trip, try something different.
Different bait, don’t get hung up on the same old standby bait, you never know when you might find something better.
Different location, and by this I mean, try to fish a new section of the river or lake that you would not normally fish. You will be surprised at how many fish you are missing by just fishing your best spots.
Different style of fishing, there are many styles and variations of bait presentation that you can try (anchoring, bottom bouncing, drifting, dragging, casting, suspending, walking, shallow water, deep water, etc.), and with your own personal twist you may even come up with a new and better style.
Different rigging, try snelling your hooks, try a new knot that you might think is a better knot, try different leader lengths, try circle hooks if you haven’t already. This one is wide open, use your imagination a little, you might come up with something that has never been tried and works better than anything else you have ever tried before.
This is how new and better methods come about. Think outside the box and you will come up with things that will make you a better fisherman. Not all the new ideas will be better or make a difference, but it’s that one out of a hundred idea that works and takes your fishing ability to the next level and makes all the time and effort worth it.

Daryl and Jason Masingale
Team Catfish, Tangling With Catfish, Monster Rod Holders, Shimano, American Pro Catters