Most of the time, top water strikes come from big bass, but this monster catfish was hungry and the video is absurd!
Hold on tight! Big catfish is on the line.
A top water hit is one of the most exciting things you can experience in the fishing world. A lunker bass striking a popper or frog is enough to get the blood going and the heart pumping.
This fisherman cast up under some overhanging brush by the bank and dragged a Suicide Duck top water bait over a log, as if he knew something was lurking below.
From the darkness, a true freshwater monster follows the lure out of his hole and tracks it down following it right by the boat. With a few rod tip jerks, the fisherman catches the fish's attention, and the rest is history.
Whammy, splash, and a hook set starts the epic battle between man and fish.
Big hits on top water like that don't come very often. Top water hits by catfish come even less often, making this video extra special.
As you can see in the video, he was using a baitcaster reel, and his setup was clearly for bass. Luckily, he was able to still land the fish and provide us with some quality entertainment!
Bet you can't watch the video just once!