Catfish are here in many of the lakes and ponds as well, however, they are under fished by most anglers here. Because many of the lakes have so much vegetation, targeting catfish isn’t always super easy.
If you want to fish for catfish while here, you do have some options that everyone can take advantage of. Learn more about the Urban Ponds below.
Orlando’s Urban Ponds
There are several ponds in the Orlando area that are managed for largemouth bass and catfish. If you want to catch some catfish, these ponds are stocked and they provide a good fishery for bank anglers that don’t have access to a boat.
Catfish are not too picky when it comes to what they eat, however, there are definitely some things you could learn that will help you catch more catfish. Cut baits, stink baits, cheese baits, and nightcrawlers will usually be the best baits for catfish.
Catfish feed primarily on the bottom on most bodies of water, so most anglers keep it simple with a basic bottom fishing rig. You really don’t have to complicate things too much when targeting catfish, so we recommend keeping it simple with just a few basic rigs.
To learn more, take a look at our best rigs for catfish page.
There are many different techniques that you can use when targeting catfish, but you don’t really need to do anything complicated. You are going to catch most of your catfish on the bottom while you just sit and wait. However, there are a few techniques that can be effective that you should learn if you want to put more catfish in the boat.
To learn more, take a look at our best techniques for catfish page.
Our catfish fishing section has tons of tips on the best baits, where to catch them and how to catch them.