Hooking up a one-ounce bell sinker with a three-foot leader, CatDaddy says he is using fresh (not live) small shad as bait to attract the attention of big cats waiting on the dinner bell to ring. Methodically working different stretches of water, CatDaddy says he will drift all the way down a particular stretch of water and if they're hitting good then he'll drift that same stretch over and again. If the bite slacks off and the fish seem to have moved, CatDaddy says he starts at the top again, but moves to the side about twenty yards and then starts drifting again. Using two windsocks and drifting at a speed of less than 1 mph, CatDaddy says drifting is a great way to catch fish and it's also fun and relaxing. Kick back, put your feet up and wait for those poles to bend.
Drifting is a situation where you're just going to use a little more of your tackle, CatDaddy says. You're bound to get hung up a few times but if you're catching fish, then what's a few weights or a little extra line? It's worth it, CatDaddy says, just re-tie and get back out there.
Be sure to listen in as CatDaddy talks drift fishing for river catfish this week on The Revolution. Also be sure to check CatDaddy out online and book a fishing trip with him by reaching out at www.CatDaddyGuideServices.com.