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    what is good bait to use to catch catfish?

  • #2
    night crawlers, chicken liver, cut up bait fish, even live bait fish for big cats.

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    • #3
      we use worms, and we get an armful of catfish at a local spot

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      • #4
        everything that rabbit said! For the cutbait use little bluegills

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        • #5
          actually anything that stinks or bleeds. Stink bait or chicken hearts work good. The heart is tougher than livers and stay on better. Use a treble hook fished close to the bottom.

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          • #6
            Use really smelly cheese!

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            • #7
              anything that smells or bleeds. store bought catfish bait would be fine

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              • #8
                liver and limbuger cheese

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                • #9
                  They'll eat bout anything. Nightcrawlers always work good for me though.

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                  • #10
                    Bring worms. Catch small fish, use chunks to get big fish. it feels good catching the bait that caught the bait that caught the fish. A lot more rewarding

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                    • #11
                      buy some medium gold fish and but a hole in them so they swim and bleed at the same time it really works

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                      • #12
                        My grandfather used hot dogs cut into chunks and marinated them in stinkbait for a few days, we always caught fish.

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                        • #13
                          Shad, Shrimp, Chicken Liver, Beef Liver, Beef Heart, Beef Kidney, Perch, Tilapia, Stink Bait,

                          Tons of baits can be used for catfish, I live to go with live bait that is found in the area, shad are my go to catfish bait.

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                          • #14
                            KFC anybody??? We have a large stock pond and have tried all of the above and nothing worked. So somebody suggested we try Kentucky Fried Chicken. Guess what? The Cornel must know what he is doing. We slay the channels every time we go fishing now. All we have to do is stop and pick up a bucket of fried chicken...

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                            • #15
                              DrMike, sounds cheaper to buy catfish fillets at a market. But, you do make a point. The more smell you can put out the better.
                              What is that secret recipe from the colonel?

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