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    what is the best live bait 4 catfishing?

  • #2
    Shad and night crawlers work pretty well when alive but I dont really fish catfish with live bait. I usually just put on a turkey/chicken liver and that is how I catch mine and it works all the time. The only other live bait would be your hang and to o some noodlin' but i highly doubt you are up for that

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    • #3
      Goldfish work well.

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      • #4
        I don't think goldfish are legal to use as bait. Especially for live bait.

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        • #5
          I just use your average night crawler. They have always worked well over the years.

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          • #6
            shad and gills.

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            • #7
              take a minnow (or two) and hook them directly in the middle of the body (it should start wiggling) then take a little garlic salt and load the minnow in garlic salt...put a split shot about 5 inches above the hook (dont put it to high you want the bait to stay close to the bottom)

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              • #8
                take a minnow (or two) and hook them directly in the middle of the body (it should start wiggling) then take a little garlic salt and load the minnow in garlic salt...put a split shot about 5 inches above the hook (dont put it to high you want the bait to stay close to the bottom)

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                • #9
                  Nightcrawlers. Live minnows are illegal here, but dead ones do well.

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                  • #10
                    For flatheads I like live bream (sunfish). They will work for large channels and blues also. I prefer worms or cut bait for the previous two.

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                    • #11
                      Night crawlers, but I usualy use cut bait.

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                      • #12
                        Night crawlers have worked best for me to catch smaller catfish, but for the big one like cut bait or live herring.

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                        • #13
                          Night crawlers work the best for me. Sometimes I'll catch small bluegill then use them for bait.

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                          • #14
                            night crawlers and worms

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                            • #15
                              Bluegill

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