Depends on what kind of catfish are in the pond. Theres 3 main types, channel catfish that can get upwards of 30 pounds but typically average between 5 and 10. And then there are blues and flatheads. Those fatties are much larger, and can get up to 100 lb. State record blue in Maryland is 86lbs, with your average blue getting to be between 30-50lbs. Flat heads probably average around 50lb. That should tell you the size rod and reel you need. Catfish are typically bottom feeders, so put some weight about a foot above your bait to keep it in their feeding zone. If theres a lot of algae or underwater vegetation, you may have to keep your bait out of the weeds and use a large bobber. Tough to say though since I cant see the pond. Use chicken liver, gizzards, stinky dough bait or my preference is fresh cut bait(i cut up pieces of bluegill or creek chubs, thee more oily the better)
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