Saltwater Catfish

Saltwater catfish are found all over the inshore waters throughout the Gulf of Mexico and in the Atlantic Ocean.  Anglers are usually annoyed by the catfish, but if you’re just looking for some action, on some days, the catfish can save the day by always being willing to bite.

There are 2 main types of catfish in saltwater.  They are the Hardhead catfish and the Gafftopsail catfish.  The Hardhead catfish is considered terrible for eating, however, many people do actually enjoy eating the Gafftopsail catfish.

Hardhead Catfish

Gafftopsail Catfish

Catfish Fishing in the Cape San Blas / Port St Joe, Florida Area

You will find plenty of catfish in the bay as well as the passes and out along the beaches.  They can be annoying if you don’t want to catch them or exciting to provide some action while other fish aren’t biting.

Catfish Fishing Tips

Catching catfish is easy in saltwater.  Once you find them, they will easily bite many different types of cut baits.  Just get your bait on the bottom, wait for the bite and then set the hook.

Visit our Saltwater Catfish fishing page to learn more.