How To Catch Cat Fish

How To Catch Cat Fish, Learn To Catch Cat Fish

Basics in Catfish Farming

Catfish Fishing

Catfish farming is the biggest and most successful venture in the aquaculture industry in the US today. It's mostly popular over in the Delta region, where the soil is rich in clay content. Time and time again, catfish farming has proven to be a profitable venture. It is certainly worth a try for anyone who has a nice touch with fishes and entrepreneurship.

First off, you will be needing a pond. Catfish ponds are typically made. They're not natural, and they're usually closed off as to contain the waste products. These ponds are built above ground and are usually rectangular in shape. Most people build ponds 10 to 20 acres in size and are 4 to 6 feet in depth. Once the construction is done, the ponds are then filled with fresh water. To do this, underground wells are usually located and pumped.

In catfish farming, you won't have to feed the fish little minnows or such. There is no need for their natural foodstuff. For the domesticated catfish, only a protein-rich food pellet is needed. Their food is a mixture of corn wheat, soybeans, and some vitamins and minerals. What makes these pellets so useful is that they help regulate the taste of the catfish, and they also keep the catfish clean, thereby, producing fish that are healthier to eat.

Once you're done with the logistics, you can begin with the actual farming. First off, you must choose a brood stock that is of high quality. These fishes will then mate and will eventually produce eggs. The eggs that they create are collected and subsequently placed in a hatchery tanks where all the conditions are regulated to make sure that they survive. In seven days, the eggs will hatch. After which, they will start growing into fingerlings. They will then be transferred to a special pond. But when they reach a length 4 to 6 inches, they will be transferred to the actual catfish ponds. Each acre of water can actually hold about 4500 catfishes.

Harvesting is relatively simple. The fish are caught in large nets when they are 18 months old. They are then loaded into small tanks and are shipped to the plants in charge of processing them.

Quick Tip #1

Catfish reside in the parts of the water where there are trees or logs. They like staying where the water shifts from shallow to deep and the current is slow. And naturally, when there are obstructions such as logs, this condition is met. The biggest lesson here, however, is to know the locations which the catfish love. Catching catfish is easy if you know how they behave.


Catfish Fishing


Quick Tip #2

In records, the biggest catfish ever caught was 2.7 meters in length and 293 kilograms in weight! That's about the size of a full-grown grizzly.

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