Seven Winter Catfishing Tips To Catch More Catfish Right Now

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Winter catfishing is red hot but still a time that many anglers put away their fishing gear for the winter and stop fishing. If you live in an area that doesn't ice out and can still fish then you owe …

Winter catfishing is red hot but still a time that many anglers put away their fishing gear for the winter and stop fishing. If you live in an area that doesn't ice out and can still fish then you owe it to yourself to try some winter catfishing especially if you have blue catfish waters within reach to target some trophy class blue catfish.

This is a summary of our Seven Tips For Winter Catfishing article on Catfish Edge that covers some key tips for helping you in your quest to catch more and bigger catfish in the colder months.

Learn the essentials of gear selection, catfish rigs for winter catfishing, catfishing techniques (like drifting and anchoring and how to determine whether you should drift or anchor), boat control essentials and more secrets to success for cold water blue catfish.

Check out the summary of Seven Tips For Winter Catfishing and then head over to Catfish Edge and get all of the details!

http://www.catfishedge.com

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  • 1. SEVEN WINTER CATFISHING TIPS
  • 2. SEVEN WINTER CATFISHING TIPS I recently hosted an episode of the Southwest Outdoors Report on Fox Sports Southwest and promised some follow up information and tips through the Catfish Edge site at that time. ! I covered numerous tips for catching cold water Blue Catfish in the TV show but wanted to follow up with this information and provide some more detail. ! This is a down and dirty summary of tips to help you with locating and catching winter Blue Catfish and answers to some of the most asked questions following the show. ! If you haven’t already done so watch the show here. This will make much more sense if you do and then check out the Catfish Edge website for all the details! ! Chad Ferguson - Catfish Edge ! ! !
  • 3. GEAR SELECTION DON’T GET TOO FOCUSED ON GEAR! ! ! ! !
  • 4. GEAR SELECTION IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE STUFF THAT WORKS, BUT…… !
  • 5. GEAR SELECTION THE BEST RODS AND REELS MONEY CAN BUY WON’T PUT FISH ON THE END OF YOUR LINE!
  • 6. GEAR SELECTION INSTEAD OF LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT ROD AND REEL FOR DAYS ON END ON THE INTERNET!
  • 7. GEAR SELECTION STUDY CONTOUR MAPS LEARN EVERYTHING YOU CAN ABOUT SHAD LEARN EVERYTHING YOU CAN ABOUT CATFISH BEHAVIOR
  • 8. GEAR SELECTION THAT IN MIND, HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED: ! A GOOD MEDIUM HEAVY ROD THAT’S 7’ TO 7’6” LONG. A GOOD REEL LIKE AN ABU GARCIA 6500 C3 ! 20-30 LB TEST FISHING LINE. MONOFILAMENT IS FINE. IF FISHING IN RIVERS WITH HEAVY CURRENT CONSIDER BRAID! ! SOME GOOD SHARP HOOKS WITH A WIDE GAP! !
  • 9. CATFISH RIGS CATFISH RIGS ARE SIMPLE ! YOU CAN DO JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO DO WITH A SLIP SINKER RIG OR A SANTEE RIG. !
  • 10. CATFISH RIGS FISH THEM BOTH SIDE BY SIDE AND LET THE FISH TELL YOU WHAT THEY WANT IF YOU’RE CONCERNED OR CONFUSED. ! ! ! !
  • 11. CATFISH RIGS I’VE GOT 18 RODS RIGGED WITH SANTEE RIGS FOR BOTH ANCHOR FISHING AND DRIFT FISHING! !
  • 12. CATFISH RIGS THAT CLEAR IT UP FOR YOU? ! !
  • 13. ! ! ! ! ! ! !
  • 14. CATFISH BAIT BASICS THIS IS SIMPLE!
  • 15. CATFISH BAIT BASICS YOU NEED TO USE SHAD
  • 16. CATFISH BAIT BASICS OR CUT BAIT ! ! ! ! !
  • 17. CATFISH BAIT BASICS AND IT NEEDS TO BE FRESH !
  • 18. CATFISH BAIT BASICS DON’T BE A FROZEN BAIT FLUNKIE!
  • 19. CATFISH BAIT BASICS REAL CATFISHERMEN GET UP, GET COLD AND CATCH BAIT! ! !
  • 20. CATFISH BAIT BASICS BUT IT’S SO COLD AND WET AND I DON’T LIKE IT ! !
  • 21. CATFISH BAIT BASICS SUCK IT UP PRINCESS!
  • 22. CATFISH BAIT BASICS IF YOU’RE GONNA WHINE ABOUT IT AND NOT DO IT GO BUY SOME GOLF CLUBS!
  • 23. CATFISH BAIT BASICS OR A GLITTER BASS BOAT !
  • 24. CATFISH BAIT BASICS OR A GLITTER BASS BOAT !
  • 25. CATFISH TECHNIQUES YOU CAN FISH ON ANCHOR ! ! ! ! ! ! !
  • 26. CATFISH TECHNIQUES OR DRIFT ! ! ! ! ! ! !
  • 27. CATFISH TECHNIQUES HOW DO YOU KNOW WHICH ONE? ! ! ! ! ! ! !
  • 28. CATFISH TECHNIQUES YOU USE ONE OF THESE AND LOOK ! ! ! ! ! ! !
  • 29. CATFISH TECHNIQUES
  • 30. CATFISH TECHNIQUES NO SONAR OR DON’T KNOW HOW TO READ IT? ! ! ! ! ! ! !
  • 31. CATFISH TECHNIQUES DRIFT ! ! ! ! ! ! !
  • 32. BOAT CONTROL MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AT LEAST TWO GOOD DRIFT SOCKS ! ! ! ! ! ! !
  • 33. BOAT CONTROL AND TWO GOOD ANCHORS WITH PLENTY OF ROPE ! ! ! ! ! ! !
  • 34. BOAT CONTROL AND SOME OF THESE ALSO! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
  • 35. BOAT CONTROL ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ROD HOLDERS
  • 36. BOAT CONTROL BEE READY OR DRIFTMASTER ! ! ! ! ! ! !
  • 37. GET MORE DETAILS AT CATFISHEDGE.COM ! ! ! ! ! ! !
  • 38. TO GET ON THE FAST TRACK CHECK OUT THE CATCHING SHAD AND DRIFT FISHING BOOKS ! ! ! ! ! ! !
  • 39. ABOUT CHAD FERGUSON THAT’S ME! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
  • 40. ABOUT CHAD FERGUSON I’M A TEXAS BASED PRO CATFISH GUIDE. ! ! ! ! ! ! !
  • 41. LEARN MORE HERE ! ! ! ! ! ! !