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Even though it's still cold everywhere, (We're getting flurries in GA today) I wanted to know what your favorite bait for catfis

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  • rudyglove27
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    Chicken livers or stink bait is what I used!!!

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  • dwaynez
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    For Channels and Blues I use fresh shad,I normally catch it with a cast net and use it as fresh as I can, if I can't catch them I will use frozen shad.

    Stinkbaits and dipbaits work really well for channel cats, I make my own stinkbait and dipbait and it does the trick for good eater size channels.

    Beef Liver, Beef Heart, Shrimp, work for channels and blues as well.

    For Flatheads I use only live bait, large fresh perch (bream).

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  • catfishclark10
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    I love fishin for cats, I usually use nightcrawlers but for stink bait, DOCS, it's a stinkbait they make in Iowa, it's the only stinkbait ive baught and has worked. Turkey liver works good, ive noticed it stays on the hook better. Otherwise try making your own stink or bloodbait, thats what im going to focus on trying this year.

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  • tygardner
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    i like both ill usally take a mix and then try and test both see wich is more productive and go from there. If im using stinky im using liver or worms in garlic butter. if im using live im using either pieces of sunnies or a frog on a heavy split shot and if none of them work im using hot dogs or bread

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  • silsbyj
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    For stank I use Shad sides that have been covered in salt. When I run lines I use live bluegill and have always had good luck.

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  • CPT BRAD
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    stink baits or chicken hearts or livers work well. I've caught them on minnows but not with any success

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  • deaddiver
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    one word..... Bluegill one around 2 inches caught me and my uncle the biggest cat of our lives

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  • Jim in Mo
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    Del, You mentioned Catalpa worms! Those are so difficult and hard to get (fresh), you have to find them hanging on the trees, I haven't used them for a long time but they are great. Good post

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  • Del in KS
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    Here in KS I use chicken livers for Channel cats. In Georgia Catalpa worms was THE bait to use.

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  • Alex Pernice the fly rod winner
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    Smaller cats also like Sonny's dipbait, the only one that i found would work for me.

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  • Jim in Mo
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    I like stinky stuff. You can never go wrong with worms or rotten meat of any sort like spoiled chunks of ham, chicken or even hot dogs. For some reason, bluegill chunk or whole never works well on hook and line on the Mississippi yet trot line or limb line they do well. Shad or skip-jack is excellent (best) but store bought stuff won't stay on hook well, you need to use a throw net and get fresh stuff and use immediately.

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  • Alex Pernice the fly rod winner
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    Biggest Bluegills (7-8 inches) crush flathead on my river, channel and blues, a SMALL (1.5 by 1.5 or so) chunk of bluegill.

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  • bomberpride
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    Liver will do the trick. Also pieces of hotdog work good

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  • dukerjj
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    there is a creek near my house and it usually rains where i live once twice like downpour every year and the water is moving fast when it is like that (the creek is connected to our damn) the water is coming out of Lary strunk (the damn) and the fish are coming out fast in big numbers well there are these little gullys where the water is standing still and they are jammed pack with chad and blue gill perfect for bait fish just get your net and sometimes it might surprise you ive caught walleye, whitebass, whiper, catfish, in these gulleys but i usually let them go to be caught by the next anxious fisherman

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  • dukerjj
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    there is a creek near my house and it usually rains where i live once twice like downpour every year and the water is moving fast when it is like that (the creek is connected to our damn) the water is coming out of Lary strunk (the damn) and the fish are coming out fast in big numbers well there are these little gullys where the water is standing still and they are jammed pack with chad and blue gill perfect for bait fish just get your net and sometimes it might surprise you ive caught walleye, whitebass, whiper, ctfish, in these gulleys but i usually let them go to be caught by the next anxious fisherman

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