Catfish Basics #022 – Leader Size – Brandy Brooks

Brandy primarily fishes the Chattahoochee River, Coosa River, and more recently the Mississippi River for major tournaments. Her tournament partner is Jody Atkins and they fish under the team name of Killer B’s.

“We use nothing but 40-pound braid for our mainline,” explained Brandy. “We add a 40-pound mono leader and a 5/0 circle hook on all our light weight spinning rods. This system allows us to fish for the under 34-inch fish and still be able to handle bigger fish if needed.”

“We upsize our big rods to 50- to 60-pound mono and 8/0 circle hooks. The heavier leader is to target really big fish with rather large baits.”

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