Guide To Fishing For Catfish In Indiana
All about fishing for flathead, blue, white and channel catfish in IN.
Quality stringers of catfish come form major Indiana lakes including Barbee Lake, Bass Lake, Brookville Lake, Cagles Mill Lake, Cecil M Harden Lake, Dogwood Lake, Eagle Creek Reservoir, Geist Lake, Griffy Lake, Hovey Lake, J C Murphey Lake, J Edward Roush Lake, Lake Freeman, Lake Lemon, Lake Maxinkuckee, Lake Shafer, Mississinewa Reservoir, Monroe Lake, Patoka Lake, Prairie Creek Reservoir, Salamonie Lake, Summit Lake, Turtle Creek Reservoir, Waubee Lake, West Boggs Lake, Witmer Lake and Worster Lake.
World record: 58 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 37 lbs 8 oz
World record: 123 lbs 9 oz
State Record: 79 lbs 8 oz
World record: 143 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 104 lbs 0 oz
World record: 22 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 9.72 lbs
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What's the best bait for catfish in Indiana?
Choose from the top 5 all-time catfish baits and try them on local waters. Appealing to the keen sense of smell and taste could turn a so-so day into a memorable event.
The state record channel catfish was caught from an un-identified lake in Vanderburgh County.
The state record flathead from the White River.
The state record blue catfish was caught from the Ohio River.
The white catfish record came from a private pond.
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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 Indiana. 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.
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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.
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