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You Will Need
- Fishing tackle
- Scented bait
- Sharp river bends
- Submerged trees
Use bait with a strong scent
Use bait that has a strong scent. Catfish use their noses to find food.
Fish near sharp bends
Fish for channel catfish where there are sharp bends in a river. The bends are accompanied by undercut areas that catfish like.
Fish near submerged trees
Fish during the day where there are tree deadfalls, stumps, and flooded trees. Catfish are bottom feeders and are frequently found in these places.
Fish at dusk
Fish just before or just after sunset. Catfish are particularly active feeders at these times of day.
Be careful not to make loud noises when fishing. Catfish are particularly sensitive to sound.