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    what do you guys use for good catfish bait

  • #2
    Chicken livers are my go to bait. They are cheap and easy to get to.

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    • #3
      easy to purchase i mean. sorry about that.

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      • #4
        night crawlers or cut up bait fish is what we use. Sometimes we use shiners when we are fishing for big ones.

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        • #5
          Back in the day, we used to toss a can of dog food with holes in it into a spot that might attract some catfish or as we refer to them up here horn pout. Wait until later that afternoon or early evening, and toss a worm on a hook on the bottom. Now we toss the dogfood like chum, and use a worm on a hook set to the bottom.

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          • #6
            Fresh shad caught the same day you fish works best, cut or alive, bluegill a close second.

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            • #7
              Make a nasty, stinky paste. The nastier and stinkier the better. Someone mentioned chicken livers...a pretty basic ingredient. Essential even. But the secret is cheese. It doesn't have to be stinky cheese, because it will be. Mix whatever sounds good or gross together. Put it in a jar or can, covered if you're going for the long marinade, or uncovered for a day out on the roof. Get some of those spongy baits with holes in them made specifically for this stuff and catfish, or just use chunks of sponge. Dip 'em into the goop, let them soak it up. You can also play with the consistency. Anywhere from dipping slime thin to thick pasty baitball is good.

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              • #8
                Night crawlers, chicken liver and cut shad.

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                • #9
                  Raw Shrimp

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                  • #10
                    I caught a 26 in. 10 lb. channel on a chub, and my friends who were with me also caught decent channels and blues with chub.

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                    • #11
                      I either use cut bait, chicken livers, or shrimp.

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                      • #12
                        Chicken livers and worms seem to be the best.

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                        • #13
                          Catfish are like any other fish you gotta match the hatch so to speak.You gotta give them what they are eating if you really want to be consistent.After a late frost and a fairly cold winter I caught some channel cats on nightcrawlers.I decided to see what they'd been eating and in their stomachs each one had a ball of nightcrawlers and directly behind the nightcrawlers was an equal sized ball of rollypollies.They had been eating rollypollies the week before when it was to cold for nightcrawlers to come out.Now, a prespawn male flathead will bite a treble hook if you put it in front of his face.

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                          • #14
                            i prefer ham. no joke

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                            • #15
                              I have honestly had the most luck with earthworms when it comes to catfishing. Just load the hook up with as many worms as possible and the catfish see that hunk of food and cant resist. At least i think thats what happens when your fishing.

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