- Sep 19, 2020
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- Smithville, Texas
Everything I’ve researched. Some say depends on the fish and type of fishing which made the most since to me. I fish primarily freshwater and mostly for catfish. I like dragging baits while drifting. I used hi vis monofilament for the first type when I went night fishing the other night. And it was a lot easier to keep track of especially with the blue led lights hit it. I use Berkley big game 40 pound blaze orange. Two other rods have 50 pound hi vis yellow braid which made a difference just not like the orange. My other rods I could just see the tips.You guys mentioned high visible mono. I would like to use it on my surf rod/reel. But if you can see it can't the fish see it?
Most the cat fishermen I’ve seen on YouTube use hi vis but we all you clear monofilament or fluorocarbon as leaders. Catfish aren’t line shy like other fish. I was concerned about using all hi vis for other species like hybrid stripers or sand bass and was told mostly I’ll be fine with a clear leader.
So I got me some Berkley vanish fluorocarbon and have caught other fish while catfishing.
I would look up deferent species of saltwater fish and see if they’re line shy. But I think a good leader would take care of it.