View Full Version : Catfish RIg

07-08-2005, 08:38 PM
Can anyone help me out with their best rigs for Catfish. I live by a small lake, its not deep. There are some small catfish and i heard people catchting big ones too. Can u people plese either draw or just explain about what my rig should be like. What weight, hooks and bait to use. Does Corn work at all. Any help would be accepted. Thank you all.

07-08-2005, 11:12 PM
turn back the pages of the posts a bit and you'll find some info

07-09-2005, 01:03 PM
here you go: http://www.fishsniffer.com/cgi-bin/forumsyabb/YaBB.pl?board=fresh_cat;action=display;num=1120178 330

07-09-2005, 05:20 PM
;) :D ;DThank You! :)

07-09-2005, 05:41 PM
In a lake I would use #4 OR 6 hook with a 1/2 OZ. barrel weight used as a slider with nightcrawlers, chicken livers or clams as bait on a balanced pole. JIM D.

07-09-2005, 05:43 PM
If you find there are larger fish, use a 1/0 or 2/0 hook, you could also take along some hotdogs to try. JIM D.

07-09-2005, 09:29 PM
try a good ol' fashioned surf leader with #4 or #6 hooks baited up with clams. The current is going to determine your weight size, could be anywhere from 1 to 4 ounces.


07-10-2005, 12:15 PM
From http://katchaser.250free.com/rigging.html





From http://www.fishsniffer.com/cgi-bin/forumsyabb/YaBB.pl?board=fresh_cat;action=display;num=1084909 524




07-11-2005, 04:22 AM
hi timored 105 i have a basic rig that work well and other fish as well take a sliding egg sinker may be half to three quarter ounce wiegth an slide it on maine line with a bead below the wiegth so they slide together then tie a snap swivel to your maine line now take some extra fishing line an make it 18 / 24 inches long at one end tie a loop on your snap swivel an size 8 hook at the other end now when you cast your line out there will be slack take up a little bit if theres a little bow to it thats ok heres wy when the catfish pulls your leader he will not feel the wiegth untill you set the hook an then its to late good luck krazy katzz 8)

07-11-2005, 06:31 PM
go get them kitties

07-11-2005, 09:19 PM
I use and do well with the sliding sinker rig. You need a sliding sinker(doesnt matter to much on how heavy it is, as long as it gives you enough weight to cast), a swivel(it doesnt really matter what size), and a 1 or 1/0 size hook.

Hope this helps...:)

Panfish Popper

07-12-2005, 08:01 AM
in lakes, calm water, I use floats, especially if it isnt deep. you detect bites much better, and if it isnt too deep you can still get your bait down into the water column. Cats suspend allot, and will come up for a bait. less gut hooking as well. plus it is easier, and wicked fun to watch that float go down. use a larger than you think kahle hook, and a nice cork or balsa float, a few splitshot inbetween, you are golden

07-13-2005, 11:37 PM
Thank You all for the info. I caught some 15 inchers with your rigs. Thank all especially Diego for drawing everything out. May all of u catch the fish of your lives. :)

07-14-2005, 01:43 AM
Your welcome dude

07-18-2005, 08:57 AM
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

07-20-2005, 01:15 AM
All i can say is WOW Diego! Way to make everything clear!! Thats great!! We need more of that kind of stuff on the boards!!!


07-20-2005, 10:47 AM
I like pictures :)