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Most catfish anglers search for good places to fish that is out of the wind however some great catfish can be caught in the rough wind. Boat control plays an important part of fishing in windy conditions.
Drift fishing is the best technique for catching catfish in windy conditions.
Once you decide where you want to start your drift, just throw your baited rig over the side of your boat at different depths of main line and place your rod in your Monster rod holders and begin to drift . The idea here is to (drift with the wind), draggin your baits just above the contour of the bottom or (pull your baits) over the contour using your trolling motor. Although drifting with the wind will produce catfish, I prefer to control my (pull/drift) and target more precise contour structure, such as humps and ledges. Draggin your baits through a more likely lair will pay off more times than not, increasing your chances for a trophy catfish.
CAUTION- this method is good to search out feeding catfish, at the same time learning what your bottom contour is like and discovering new pieces of structure, however in the process you will get snagged and loose some rigs. (Don't get discouraged), it just the way it is. I've fished places before where I'd lose 20 rigs a day and I've fished others and never gotten hung up. It is a proven fish
Post spawn catfishing techniques can pay off big, id just like to add that these fish are a blast to catch but also they are at a vulnerable stage and can be caught in great numbers. Please practice good conservation and return the trophies back into the water, you will catch plenty of 10-15 pounder for that fish fry, by the way the smaller one eat a lot better that the bigguns.
The best flathead catfish bait is the topic of this week's Catfishing Quick Tip video from Learn To Catch Catfish. Chad Ferguson talks about the best bait for flathead catfish, some of the key considerations when choosing a bait for flatheads and the four rules to follow. This will give you all the information you need to know to select the proper bait and start landing some monster flathead catfish on your next fishing trip!
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