On January 21st, my grandson and I met up with 2 of my pro-catfishing friends at a fishing show in Lawrenceburg. Both men were talking about using a catfish rattler on their catfish rods. One guy uses two on his rod, the other guy uses only one. The theory is catfish are very sensitive to vibrations that help them home in on their food. These rattles are activated by the slightest movement in the water. The catfish notices the vibrations and checks them out, and then the scent trail of the bait will get noticed faster. Hopefully the catfish is hungry and will hit your bait.
I have checked out a number of catfishing groups on Facebook and their comments support that these rattles do work! One of the guys had given me 4 of those rattles last September to try out. Since my grandson and I talked with these guys, I am going to be ordering about 10 more to rig all my rods for the upcoming season. They come in packs of 5-or 6 and are in 4 colors. One company has them in glow in the dark, and that is what I intend to order.
I am serious about catching more catfish this year so I am going to check out what these guys are telling me to do. I am including a photo to show where they told me to put the rattle. It should be right above your hook and below the peg float.
Tight lines to everyone this coming season,
Author of Amazon eBooks, ROD BENDING CATFISH & SHOP TO SAVE
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