This Article is About
big catfish
jug fishing
catching catfish
lit area
rod and reel
three ways
Catching The Big Catfish At Night
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Catching the Big Catfish at Night

Catching the big catfish is never an easy task but night fishing is one way for us to have the advantage. Here are a few tips that will make your night fishing a great experience. The main three ways to catch a big catfish is either jug fishing, trotline fishing or with rod and reel and all of these are suitable for night fishing.

The summer months are best for catching catfish at night because the long hot summer days makes the big catfish lay on the bottom in search of cooler temperatures. When the day temperature starts to drop and evening approaches the catfish will start feeding. Night fishing with the cooler temperatures is also a better experience for the fisherman.

Here are a few good tips for night fishing:

1. When fishing with a rod and reel - a well lit area is necessary to be able to bait and cast you line. When your line has been cast and you are ready to catch the big catfish try this tip. Instead of using the old hold your line to see if you have a bite purchase a box of glow sticks like the kids play with. You can snap them so they light up, now strap them to the end of the rod with zip ties this will give you enough light to see if the end of the pole moves which means you have a bite. One of the glow sticks can also be strapped to the rod close to the reel for extra light there. The best bait for rod and reel fishing at night is either worms, shad or shrimp. Being quite is another good tip as fish do hear and do not come around if there is to much noise.

2. Jug fishing and trotline fishing are about the same and either are a good choice to catch the big catfish at night. Both should have the hooks set close to the bottom because that is where the really big catfish lay. I always try to check the lines and put new bait on the hooks close to dusk and at daylight. If they are really biting good I will check around noon also. My bait preference for jug fishing and trotlines are perch, cut shad and blood bait.

I have always enjoyed catching the big catfish at night, and I’m sure lots of anglers would agree. With this information I hope you will give night fishing a try.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
What Bait to Use When Catching the Big Catfish?
What bait to fish with may seem like a simple thing but when catching the bit catfish you should put some thought into what will be the best bait to use. Different areas of the country had different types of fish bait available. Here are some of the most popular…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Feb 16, 2012  
2
  Likes: 2

Catching the Big Catfish
One of the biggest joys of my life is fishing for and Catching The Big Catfish! I am a life long fisherman who consistently catches catfish. I enjoy the sport so much I would like to share my experience with you so you will be catching the big catfish soon.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports   Feb 08, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Catching the Big Catfish
One of the biggest joys of my life is fishing for and Catching The Big Catfish! I am a life long fisherman who consistently catches catfish. I enjoy the sport so much I would like to share my experience with you so you will be catching the big catfish soon.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports   Feb 08, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

What Bait to Use When Catching the Big Catfish?
What bait to fish with may seem like a simple thing but when catching the bit catfish you should put some thought into what will be the best bait to use. Different areas of the country had different types of fish bait available. Here are some of the most popular…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Feb 16, 2012  
2
  Likes: 2

What Type Of Fishing Hook is Used Catching the Big Catfish?
One of the important things to consider when getting ready to go fishing is the hook type. The type of hook also depends on how you are going to fish. which could be rod and reel, trotline or jug fishing. Let’s look at what we need to use to catch…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports   Feb 08, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Tips To Catching Catfish
Many people will tell you different things when it comes to catfish and it is likely they are all right to a certain degree. When it comes to what catfish will eat the answer is they will pretty much eat anything you put in front of them. Of course the…
By: Dale M in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Aug 29, 2011  
0
  Likes: 13

Get Your Own Bait for Catching Catfish
You are planning your next fishing trip and want to get your own bait but you are not sure where to start? I would like to discuss what equipment you will need. Weather you are fishing for the really big catfish on jugs or out with your rod and reel…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Mar 01, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Home Made Baits For Catfishing
When it comes to catching catfish the best time of the year to make this happen is summer. When you decide you are going cat fishing you want to make sure you have everything in place to make it happen in your favor. It is very important that you know…
By: Dale M in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Aug 22, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

5 Tips To Catch More Catfish
When it comes to catfishing it is easy to say that you could be heading into one heck of an adventure. Once you learn at least the basics you will really be ready to rock and roll. To the untrained eye when it comes to first learning about catfish it…
By: Dale M in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Aug 19, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Catch A Catfish In A Pond
If you are already an experienced pond cat fisher person you will know that you will catch primarily three differant types of catfish. The most common of these three will be the channel catfish. If we talk size while a channel catfish can get pretty big it is still the…
By: Dale M in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Aug 15, 2011  
0
  Likes: 3

Fishing Benefits People In Recreations
Street Articles:Fishing helps people to spend times in in recreations. Fishing is one kind of hobby. Many a man likes to fish in canals, ponds, rivers and seas. A great number of people enjoy fishing. He finds a great pleasure and amusement into fishing. Fishing is a great source of…
By: saidul islam sarker in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Dec 19, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Catch And Release-there Is A Right Way
It has been studied for many years and almost all studies confirm that if things are done properly you can release fish back into the water and they do stand a great chance of survival. Times have changed greatly when it comes to fishing and now in many states and…
By: Dale M in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Jul 25, 2011  
1
  Likes: 1

Daiwa Rods for All Fishing Situations
If you’re a mad fisherman like me then you know how important is to use quality gear when you are out attempting to catch that elusive creature of the sea. Catching fish is hard enough without using fishing equipment that is going to let you down when it counts the…
By: Andre Preneur in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   May 02, 2011  
1
  Likes: 1

Timing Is Important For Fishing
So the biggest question of all is "When is the best time to fish?" For most people the answer should be anytime is the best time. Of course as fisher people we want to fish as much as possible. In fact many of us never really care if one time…
By: Dale M in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Jul 25, 2011  
1
  Likes: 1

Bass - You Have to Know Them to Catch Them
When it comes to fishing, I've found that, pound-for-pound, nothing beats the excitement of getting a large- or smallmouth bass on the hook. They are two of the best freshwater action fish out there. the popularity of the pro B.A.S.S. tour is surely a testament to that. Even for the…
By: Just Joe in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fishing   Jun 17, 2011  
1
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 3822    Report this Article