Line color - Does it matter

Discussion in 'Fishing Line Review' started by illnoize, May 24, 2006.

  1. illnoize

    illnoize New Member

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    Does anyone think that line color makes a difference for catfishing?
     
  2. astutzman

    astutzman New Member

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    The hi-vis green makes seeing your line pretty easy even after dark. I just recently started using it, and i don't think i'll go back to clear. As far as the fish seeing your line, I don't think that's a problem with catfish, except for maybe in extreme cases like bright sunny days in very clear water.
     

  3. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    Catfish don't seem to be as line shy as other fish do in general, but I'm sure in extreme clear water it might make a difference.
     
  4. BIGCAT DADDY 71

    BIGCAT DADDY 71 New Member

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    i use clear blue flourescent, which stands out, for my blacklight. i dont think it hurts your fishing. i even use it for crappie,gill and redear. this spring down south a friend that came down, he use camo crappie line and the crappie hit either line as long as it was in their area.
     
  5. Ghoulscout 13

    Ghoulscout 13 New Member

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    I really dont think it makes much of a diffrence, maybe on a really clear day with clear water it would but in the normal situation it shouldnt. and fishing at night it shouldnt make any diffrence at all
     
  6. Ghoulscout 13

    Ghoulscout 13 New Member

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    ok that was weird it wasnt showing my post, until i reposted it.
     
  7. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    I basicly fish in rivers, and rivers are not known for their clarity. The fish in these rivers can't see their whiskers, much less able to see your line!!!
     
  8. borntocatfish

    borntocatfish New Member

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    they say red on lures is sign of bleeding but now they came out with red line and say it invisable in water so what is it blood or invisable?:angry:
     
  9. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    Guys, I'm no fisheries biologist but I believe cats are like bears in that they operate on smell and motion more than eyesight. I've been catching catfish for around 35 plus years.Caught most species (at least in the U.S.).Caught them in about a dozen or more states.Caught them in muddy water and gin clear water. Bigguns,littluns inbetweenuns.Caught them on cheap line,good line,braided line,white cord,blue, green,yellow,clear mono. Nuff said. Color of line don't matter with catfish! JMHO

    whatever it takes

    Cheez
     
  10. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    Well It's Been Said Many Times Already And My Two Cents Worth Is,EXACTLY The Same It DOESN'T Matter To Cats, Elliot