It is the wish of anyone going on expedition to hope that he or she will catch a trophy catfish. With such a thought, you would definitely try to figure out ways of finding such a large catfish. To increase your chances of catching the largest catfish, it would be modest to master some techniques. Among the aspects you would need to consider include the overall catfish habits as well as their feeding habits bearing in mind that they do not change whether it is in the lake, stream, river, pond or any other place. It is also essential to note that larger water bodies tend to have larger catfish. In a case where you understand the bottom terrain of a lake and its depth, you have a chance to narrow the big catfish especially on their hideout.
You would need to know that underwater boulders and rocks tend to be some of the places you should consider. Where you have a fishing sonar, you would have an easy time finding them. Where you locate a rock in the water, you would need to make sure that camp there and figure out ways of getting the catfish. You would only need to throw your bait under the rock as there are chances that there is a nest under the rock.
You would also need to try in a place where the river pours into the lake. You will find that catfish likes hanging out around places where the lake drops off as the river pours in. You would need to remember that catfish tend to be bottom feeders and hence tend to stay at the bottom of the lake as they wait for any edible substances to pour from the river. In such an instance, you would also try your luck in such a place where you find it in your fishing expedition.
You would also need to remember that the depth tend to play a pivotal role in determining places where you find catfish. When it comes to climate, catfish tends to be more active while they search for shallower and warmer places especially during winter making summer the best time to go for catfish fishing in a lake. You would as a result have narrower chances of catching a trophy catfish where you go for a fishing expedition during winter and at the same time failed to identify the best places to find catfish during winter. Another golden rule you would need to remember during your fishing expedition is that you should avoid instances where you move fast during fishing. You would need to make sure that you take the bait at the catfish convenience bearing in mind that they are very lazy fish. It is also advisable for you as a fisherman to make sure that you use a smelly bait. You would need to know that catfish tend to figure food out based on its smell.