Fishing in Nevada
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 Nevada
The Colorado River and Humboldt River along with major lakes
including Lake Lahontan, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Rye Patch Reservoir,
Washoe Lake and Wild Horse Reservoir are the primary waters for
catfish in Nevada. Many other ponds, small lakes and rivers have
populations of catfish.
The Nevada state record channel catfish came from Lahontan Reservoir
and the NV state record white catfish was caught out of the Humboldt
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
Learning to Fish for Catfish In Nevada
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