Knowing What Catfish "See" Will Help You Catch Them?
Fact: the colder the water is, the better a fish (namely, a catfish) can see.
Why, you ask?
It's real complicated - and those biologist types will sit and give you every drawn-out detail for an entire weekend if you let them...
To keep it simple, lower temperatures help the cells in a fishes eye function better.
And guess where the cold water is? You guessed it... the deeper you go, the colder it is. Also, the closer to winter it is, the colder it is.
Interesting... are you "seeing" why this matters to you?
In cold water temperatures it is critical to "lighten" your tackle, because the catfish can see a lot better. For best results, switch to monofilament or fluorocarbon line in colder water (whether it's deep, or just getting close to winter).
It's no secret your line has to be invisible to get lots of bites, and if you don't pay attention to the temperature of the water - and make sure to switch to lighter line, the action will stop fast...
...and one more "bonus tip" for this issue.
If you've been fishing
catfish for awhile, you can tell if the catfish are "active"
On the flip side
- if the catfish are lazy and passive - you want to use bait that blends
in a bit more. Green's, Blues, Gray's, and Black's if it's a dark background.
For the active catfish, give it a LOT of movement. They'll hate you for it - because they won't be able to resist, and they'll end up on the end of your hook every time.
Even if you are using the Catfish Fishing Secret Weapon, you'll still need to pay attention to the tips above.
Speaking of which, I'd like to focus on another secret weapon case study today from Woodrow Bryan in Daytona Beach, Florida. Now, he wasn't fishing for catfish... he actually used the Catfish Fishing Secret in SALTWATER! Here's what he said:
Here's my story...
and I launched my skiff out of Daytona Beach, FL and found it was too
rough offshore to get out of the inlet safely. We anchored in a small
Dolphins were just out of radius of the swarm swimming around us catching fish on the "edge". We caught so many large baitfish.... that my livewell was choking on them. We had to quit at midnight due to the livewell barely being able to keep them alive. Joe commented that as well as the Evening Secret worked in shallow water he wanted nothing to do with it "offshore"! He was afraid to even think of what might be lurking underneath the boat out there in the dark."
Daytona Beach, Florida
Did you know that everyone ordering the Catfish Fishing Secret Weapon gets to use it on a 90 day trial basis? That's right, put it to any test you can think of - and if it doesn't do exactly what I say it does - I insist you send it back to me, and I'll give you every penny you paid.
I know once you see it in action, you probably won't be sending it back...but just in case, I want you to know that you don't have to decide if you want to keep it or not for 90 days... then decide.
4 days from now, I'm going to answer a question I have gotten a lot. "Is anyone ever NOT satisfied with the Catfish Fishing Secret Weapon? What happens if "nothing happens" when I drop it in the water?". I'll answer all of this, and more - and the answers may surprise you.
President and Founder, Catfish Fishing Secret
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