I like to set at least 3 baitcasters out, especially when catfishing. I’ll have one up the river a way, one down river a way, and one all the way across the river if I can hit it.
I then usually take a spinning reel and bass fish while waiting for a clicker to go off on one of the baitcasters. Don’t worry, I have fully instructed the wife on how to handle my huge bait casters, and many a time I’ve been too far away to make it back, and she’s brought in the prize fish all by herself. ~Here she would be sure to inform me she was fishing long before I was born – she’s a whole 3 years older than me, but to hear her tell it, she came out of the womb fishing.
So here’s a picture of my preferred setup, although this isn’t my picture and I have no idea where it is. As well they have two spinners setup, but the layout is the same:
Gorgeous place wherever it is. Looks like a great place to catch some catfish!
Our last great fishing venture together was at my wife’s uncle’s tank located here in Central Texas.
He stocks it yearly with cats and bass. We’d gone fishing several times over the winter there, as my wife claimed “they’re in here” (since her mother caught two sometime they went fishing together prior).
I hooked a bass on the first trip and exclaimed to her that I probably caught the only fish in that tank!
Well, a few weeks later, I took her and her mother back there with me, with some ‘special’ catfish bait. I can’t remember the name of it, but it claimed you had to hide in order to bait your hook or the fish would be jumping on your line before you could throw it out.
I have you know, they almost weren’t joking.
Wife and I caught two a piece and the mother-in-law one. There were nice size and great eating.
Here’s a pic of our catch. Notice our 1 year old German Shepherd inspecting them:
And guess what?
I only used one rod and reel!
If you have any questions, comments or wanna share a catfish catch pic, post them below!