Fishing in Louisiana
There are many species of catfish and even more ways to catch
them. Adults range in size from less than a pound to hundreds of
pounds. They can be found in all types of water including ponds,
streams, lakes and rivers. There are even species which spend a
limited amount of time on dry land. Big giant catfish put up a very
noble fight once hooked.
Catfish Fishing Lakes In Louisiana
It might be tough to find fishing waters in Louisiana that don't
have one or more kinds of catfish. Ponds, lakes, rivers and backwaters
are all potential catfish havens. Major lakes in LA, including
Anacoco Lake, Black Bayou Lake, Caddo Lake, Caney Creek Reservoir,
Catahoula Lake, Cheniere Brake Lake, Cocodrie Lake, Corney Lake,
Cross Lake, Cypress Bayou Reservoir, Grand Lake, Iatt Lake, Lac
des Allemands, Lake Bistineau, Lake Claiborne, Lake
Henderson, Lake Maurepas, Lake Palourde, Lake Rodemacher, Lake
Salvador, Lake Verret, Saline Lake (Clarence), Sibley Lake, Toledo
Bend, Turkey Creek Lake, and Wallace Lake have healthy
populations of catfish.
Most catfish are considered bottom feeders to one extent or another.
They will generally eat anything that can get in their mouth. Their
strongest sense is smell which they use to locate potential food
sources. Capitalizing on this sense is the primary weapon in your
search for these creatures. Aggressive catfish have been caught
on most types of fast moving bass lures so don't under estimate
their ability to catch live bait.
Catfish Organizations & Resources
U.S. Catfish Anglers
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