New Hampshire Catfish Fishing
All about fishing for white catfish in NH.
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, lakes and rivers throughout the state . Channel catfish are found throughout the Connecticut River. Big catfish put up a very noble fight once hooked.
World record: 58 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 12 lbs 4.8 oz
World record: 22 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 5 lbs 11 oz
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What's the best bait for catfish in New Hampshire?
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.
New Hampshire State Record Catfish
The state record channel catfish was caught from the Connecticut River.
The state record white catfish came out of Big Cub Pond.
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.
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 New Hampshire 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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