Hawaii Catfish Fishing
All about fishing for channel catfish in Hawaii.
Catfish Waters In HI
Catfish fishing in Hawaii is pretty much limited to stocked channel catfish in Nu‘uanu Reservoir No. 4. It offers restricted fishing times and methods. There are minor fisheries (ponds and streams) which contain cats, but populations can vary.
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. Catfish are found in all types of water including ponds, streams, lakes and rivers throughout Hawaii. 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.
The Hawaii state record channel catfish was caught from Lake Wilson.
Camp out and catch some catfish!
World record: 58 lbs 0 oz
HI State Record: 43 lbs 13 oz
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Additional catfishing information resources.
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 fishing information for states with catfish.
Learn the lifestyle of catfish
The more you know about the seasonal migration of catfish, the easier it will be to catch catfish in Hawaii lakes and rivers. Catfish feed on a wide variety of food sources. They can be caught on prepared baits as well as live and dead baitfish.
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