I have always fished Blue marsh for Bass; but this season my Dad wants to come along with me a few times and he much prefers fishing in a much more slow and relaxing way (he used to always prefer fishing for catfish). I know Blue Marsh is a great lake for catfishing but I certainly have -0- experience fishing for catfish. Can anyone offer any advice for me as far as catfishing on Blue Marsh (baits, locations etc.) I don't really need to seek out the larger Flatheads in the lake; I think he would be pleased just to go out and catch a bunch of channel cats etc. Any help would be appreciated.
I haven't fished Blue Marsh, but I used to do lots of catfishing on the Delaware river and it was pretty simple stuff really. I'd set up in a hole rigged with a #2 hook or larger and a slip sinker and chicken livers for bait. Then you wait. THe slip sinker is key because it allows the fish to move easily with the bait before you set the hook. You might try circle hooks as well; I've used them on flatheads with success. I was catching mostly channels & bullheads in the river. Flatheads tend to lean toward live bait and get a lot bigger than the fish I was catching. You could also use cut bait. Catch a panfish & cut a filet. Or the trusty old nightcrawler. I personally never had any luck with the packaged stink baits. It's definitely low pressure fishing, and the rewards can be fun.