Night Fishing for Catfish

On normal days at the local hole in the Mabacan River you can sit for hours and not hook a single catfish.  Recently I was tempted by a friend’s comment that the eels feed at night and so a friend and I tried out night fishing the hole.  The action was twice what it was during the day and we hooked two cats, a turtle, and a paitan in an hour.  Then just this evening I braved the rain and fished again.  I hooked one of the biggest native hito I have caught (around 12″, lol) in the first 30 mins I fished.  So far no eels, but at least I have learned that instead of sitting in the hot sun all day waiting I can fish at night and half much more fun.  Hope this helps.  I hooked all the fish on texas rigged nightcrawlers.  They seem to be the preferred food for the fishes in our river. Sorry for no picture.  I had my hands full with my light, my rod, and my umbrella 🙂


Posted on October 12, 2011, in Catfish (Hito). Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Are those fish Walking Cats (C. Batcrachus)or Broadhead (C. Macrocephalus)? I’ve only caught African Sharptooths here in the PI.

    • Rt you got my email right? For anyone else browsing this article I think these are C. Macrocephalus, though I a not sure.

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