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Catfish rigging
Saturday April 15th 2017, 7:35 pm
Filed under: Fishing,Midwest Fishing,Outdoors

Rigging for catfish is not very tricky. There are two concepts that need to be had in mind.

A. Catfish are bottom feeders, presentations should focus on the bottom of the water column.

B. Catfish can get really big, your rod, line, and terminal tackle should be sturdy and well maintained.

With that in mind, opt for rods rated for big fish. Medium heavy to extra heavy is appropriate. Using heavy line is also good. Braided line starting around 30 lb test is a good choice. Choose sinkers in the 3/4 ounce to 2 ounce range. Circle hooks are highly recommended as well.




Circle hooks


For rigging, a river rig that I discussed in regards to walleye a little while back is a good choice. Just switch out the smaller gear for bigger gear. You should be catching kitty’s in no time!


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