Fish such as catfish, probably one of the most frightening freshwater predators. They are not particularly fastidious in the feed, which can be not only small fish, but also frogs, ducklings, and all sorts of food waste floating in the pond.
Most of his time the fish spends at the bottom, not rising to the upper layers of the reservoir. A large head with a huge mouth filled with teeth of small size, no scales, broad anal fin connected with the tail, all this makes this predator is not only dreadful, but also very strong. People som, also known under such name as the “river shark”. And there were even such cases when large fish could bite, just standing in the water, man. Let’s try to understand how, where and what to catch catfish?
Where and when to look?
Most often, in our waters, fishermen caught specimens weighing more than 45 kg. the best time for catching this fish, considered to be the last months of summer. Biting, especially improved after the spawning season (which lasts from may to July, and in warm weather, when the water temperature drops at night, not below 18 degrees Celsius). As for time, it is optimal — from evening until sunrise. However, the probability to catch the fish day is also not excluded, especially if the bait will swim very close to his huge mouth.
To look for a predator should be close to the submarine pits, whirlpools, where in the time of darkness he swam in search of food. It can also be found in the mouths of small rivers, in the bays. And to clear my big belly from the leeches, catfish sometimes comes up in shallow water, where it rubs against the sand. But remember that if a long time you had not one bite, think about the change. Don’t wait until the fish will find you, find it first!
Methods of catching catfish
To catch this predator in several ways. Here are the most popular ways of fishing:
a ground rod;
with the help of Kwok.
In order to catch the fish first method, you will need a strong fishing line, a leash, a fairly large single hooks, and the cargo (which is selected depending on the strength of the flow and casting distance). Once the bait is on the hook, the tackle is thrown, and the end is tied for the closest Bush or in advance, firmly drove a stake into the ground. Also you can do it all by means of the rod which also needs a fix.