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: fishing small catfish patterns

05-24-2007, 02:31 PM
there´s this little catfishes in my local rivers wich the trout feed on, no more than 3 inches big. They are bottom dwellers and forage for food. I was wondering if regular streamer fishing techniques (casting up and across, swings), say for example the ones used for woolly buggers, apply in this case.

I think these catfish´s behavior resemble the north american sculpins, or the muddlers.

Anyways, are the techniques any different, say between a steamer resembling a regular minnow or baby trout and a streamer resembling a bottom dweller??
cheers and thanks

by the way, for all the proffesional or amateur biologist on the forum: looked up on the web the species of catfish that live in my rivers and they are the following: Order: Siluriformes, Family: Trichomycteridae, Genre: Trichomycterus.

05-24-2007, 09:19 PM
I've used this for sculpin imitation for decades with great success...

vary the colors as you like, fish on a sinktip.