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Bass Fishing vs Catfishing

10/13/20 @ 1:39 PM
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Thatich
User since 8/28/20

I would like to hear (for those who have done both) why you prefer targeting Bass over Catfish? Why do you find bassin' more fun or cattin' less fun?

This isn't intended to be controversial whatsoever. It's simply me being curious. -I do target both by the way; I'm unbiased here.

Thanks for your time.

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11/22/20 @ 11:45 AM
JamesD
JamesD
MEMBER since 2/16/04

They are as different as night and day. Cats are more nocturnal and bass are sight oriented. My catfish buddy starts after dark from shore with a few rods and stops when he runs out of beer. Bass buddy has a boat and enough gear in total, priced close to what I paid for my house in 1980. To me, both are great table fare. But....big cats out of Green Bay are not the safest to eat if you are still in your child bearing years, and eating bass (or admitting it) might damage your "cred" on Lake-Link.

11/21/20 @ 5:09 PM
denesox
denesox
User since 2/1/06

Well they are really two completely different fish to fish for.    Cat fishing tends to be a more sedentary approach, while bass fishing is one of the more active ways to fish.


Cat fishermen often find optimal places, and wait....bass fishermen move as much as anyone, cover more water and lots of potentially optimal places.  


Both are very fun, personally I prefer the activity of bass fishing and the higher numbers of fish contacted.....but a night of cat fishing can be really cool, too...especially if you are fishing for flatheads...they are a whole different ball game I equate more to musky fishing than anything....top level predators and huge potential sizes....I think the sight of a giant flat would shock the average angler in person....heck same for some of the giant channels in the great lakes system.


Catfish, if you are in the right place, can however, offer a consistently larger average fish.


But bass chase more, are more likely to hit topwater, often jump when hooked and dont require any special tools or knowledge to land, unhook and handle.  No one is swinging a 30lb cat into the boat.

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