Amur catfish is a fish of the catfish family, reaching 1 meter in length and weighing up to 12 kg. He prefers to eat only at night and in the evening on mollusks, small fish, frogs and crayfish. Experienced fishermen know about these features of the Amur catfish and use them with success to catch the water giant.
The choice of bait for catching Amur catfish depends not only on the preferences of the fish, but also on the methods of catching it. For the extraction of this trophy, donk is often used and much less often spinning.
What bait to choose for catching Amur catfish on a donk?
Most fishermen use live bait to catch catfish: asp, sabrefish, beetle or ide. An alternative would be a frog, which is placed on the hook with its hind paw. Amur catfish will not refuse finely chopped fish fillets.
But in addition to these standard baits, experienced fishermen, depending on the season, attract fish by crawling or earthworms, crow offal, pieces of burnt poultry meat and even laundry soap. Amur catfish bite on shaggy-handed crabs, cuttlefish rings and pharmacy leeches. The length of the bait should not exceed 20 cm.
The Amur catfish is successfully caught on the bear and locusts, but it is difficult to find and catch these insects. A few bears can be found in cow dung, and locusts near agricultural land. Mussels are also used as bait. To do this, you need to open the sink, pull out the insides and put them on the hook.
To catch Amur catfish on a spinning rod, you need to use heavy baits, which quickly sink to the bottom. These can be large and deep-diving wobblers, overall jig lures. Silicone jig baits are made from a soft material with a scent that attracts Amur catfish. Jigs are divided into two types: passive, which lie on the bottom and look like a dead fish, and active, imitating a living organism. If you go for a huge trophy, then it is better to choose a dead fish of a suitable size as a bait.
Amur catfish are not indifferent to the smell of burnt meat, feathers, felt and wool. To attract fish, you can cook poultry or chicken livers over high heat and place a large piece on the hook. Previously, many fishermen considered rotten meat to be one of the effective baits. But now it became known that this bait does not attract Amur catfish.
When going for a big trophy, first select the place and time of fishing, only then prepare the bait and bait. Catfish goes hunting only in the dark, lives in clean water. When preparing for fishing, remember that catfish is a strong fish, it is not enough to attract and put it on a hook, you need to have reliable tackle and a lot of strength.