Mar 6

There are three kinds of catfish that are found in ponds commonly. The channel catfish the smallest of all and easily available in ponds. The other two types of catfish are Blue catfish and Flathead. They are biggest of all three and they can grow pretty huge. The most comon of all are blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish.

Channel catfish diet inlcudes mainly of picked off water surface insects and small fish, which are dead. They are good for handled ponds and very easy to catch as well, for most of the part, they don’t have any problem surviving after a hold and release. Flathead catfish are popular for their greedy appetite which makes them very easy to catch. Whereas Blue catfish are not easy to find mostly because of their eating habits.

There are two ways that can be used for the pond catfish. If you are fishing in a pong that has a huge population of catfish such as flatheads and blues, you should think of taking a medium action rod, either with a bait cast or a spinning reel. Don’t forget about the treble hook. They will suckle the bait easily from a hook, which is single pointed. The treble hooks are made to avoid the catfish from abducting the bait. It pressurizes them to take the entire thing in their mouths and you can easily catch them like that.

For the smaller catfish, an ultra light fishing tackle is recommended. You should think of taking some rods with you anyways. Having some lines in at the same time could boost your chances of having a good catch. Ensure the drags are arranged loose on the reels so the fish can easily move along with the bait and hook themselves as well. Tighten the rod down until you feel some pressure and hear the drag scream, and then start your battle. Most of the times this is abundant pressure to keep the fish hooked.

The three kinds mentioned above are normally easy to catch if you provide your bait enough time to soak. You can use sweet corn, dog food and broken corn flakes in the water to attract them towards you.