Anyone who has cat-fished for a while can relate to these experiences: The other week I was fishing for over two hours without a bite. The sun was putting a glare on the water, so I decided to look for my sunglasses. I picked up my fishing gear backpack and started opening it. I had to look down into the different sections before I locate the sunglasses. As I looked up I saw my rod just being whipped back and forth, almost coming out of the rod holder. I have never seen a rod hit so hard! It took me a second or so before I reacted to get the rod out of the holder. I picked it up expecting another hard run, nothing! I got the line back in and saw that the 30 pound test line had been snapped.
This reminded me of a past fishing trip with my brother. We had no action for hours, so we decided to eat our lunch. My brother just got his sandwich to his mouth when his rod bent over. He dropped his sandwich and pulled back the rod. He came up empty, and needless to say, the next few words out of his mouth were not very friendly.
Truth be told, sometimes the catfish just want to tease you! They bite and tighten up the line, but just as you get set to pull, they drop the bait. They keep this up for longer than you can endure. When you check your line, the bait is usually just hanging on by a thread or cleaned off. I am certain nearly every person who fishes for catfish has similar stories. Just how they know when YOU are distracted by something is beyond me!
Submitted by Norb Wormald, email@example.com
Webmaster for Cincinnati Catfishing www.cincinnaticatfishing.com
and author of Kindle e-book "ROD BENDING CATFISH"
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