Catfishing is something that I have always enjoyed from the time I was a young boy. I spent many Summer nights fishin` by my lantern fishin` for Cattys in the South Branch in Califon. Nowadays I love venturing to the Delaware River to catch big Catfish.
That`s a 12lb. Flathead Catfish that I caught last Summer. “Flats” are an invasive species and you are not suppose to throw them back if you catch one.
Well they`re also delicious!
(And this `ol boy met my two other “Friends”….. My knife & my grill!)
Let`s catch a Catty! Catfishing on the Delaware River!
Take a look at the two different types of catfish below. The one on the
left is a Flathead Catfish and the one on the right is a Channel Catfish.
“Flats” also have a very different shaped head, hence Flathead.
Catfishing on the Delaware River is very relaxing & can be pretty exciting when you get a nice one on! You can sit by the lantern at night or even hit the river at
daybreak and you will be able to catch Cattys at first light. That Flathead that I caught was actually caught at 8:20am!