The Ultimate Catfishing Quiz
by Staff
Old fish, new fish, bold fish, blue fish. It seems that Dr. Seuss was on to something when he wrote "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish." Take catfish, for example. They're blue, big and bold. But how do you go about making the big catch?

Why should you bring a partner when you go catfishing?

  • to witness the spectacle
  • to help you haul in the large fish
  • neither of the above

What does the amount of weight you need depend on?

  • the type of water and the type of line
  • the length of the rod
  • the type of bait you use

If you use minnows as bait, should they be alive or dead?

  • alive
  • dead
  • either

Whatever bait you use, what do you have to consider?

  • It needs to stay on the hook for an extended period of time.
  • It should be able to withstand a fair amount of movement without falling off the hook.
  • Both of the above answers are true.

A large float that has a fishing line hanging down into the water is called a:

  • trot line
  • jug line
  • throw line

Why is jug fishing appealing for children?

  • because it's an active sport
  • because the results are immediate
  • because they can wade in the water while jug fishing

What is the advantage of using anchored jug lines?

  • They prevent the jug from drifting across the water.
  • They are inexpensive.
  • They are so easy to use.

What do free-floating jug lines have attached to the ends?

  • hooks
  • bobbers
  • lead sinkers or other items

If you want to go jug fishing in Kansas, what do you have to be aware of?

  • There are restricted areas for this in this state.
  • It is illegal in this state.
  • It is most popular in this state.

When using a trotline, what can you attach one end of it to?

  • a stump, bank or sturdy tree branch
  • your boat
  • on overhead wire

Where do you attach the weights on a trotline?

  • near the water surface
  • toward the end
  • in the middle

While working the trotline, which of these items will you need?

  • a tilt bucket
  • a scraper
  • needle-nose pliers

How deep should the water be for trotline fishing?

  • shallow to medium depth
  • medium depth to deep
  • it makes no difference if you're experienced

How many hooks are usually on a throw line?

  • three to eight
  • five to 15
  • 10 to 20

Why would you stretch the throw line out on the bank before you start?

  • to keep the line from tangling
  • to prep it professionally for throw line fishing
  • to perform a safety precaution

In many states, you are required to tag your line. What must be on the tag?

  • your name and address
  • your name and social security number
  • your name and the date you dropped it into the water

The largest captive blue catfish, Big Blue, lived until November 2008. How old was it when it died?

  • 26 years old
  • 35 years old
  • 43 years old

A rope swing going down into the water with some bait on it is called:

  • a plumb line
  • a limb line
  • a tow line

To successfully do limb line fishing, what do you have to know about the bait?

  • It should be alternated.
  • It should be consistent.
  • It should be of a certain size.

It is said that catfish can walk. Can they?

  • no
  • yes
  • hop, not walk