Bait

Discussion in 'LOCAL LOUISIANA TALK' started by Eric112768, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Eric112768

    Eric112768 New Member

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    What is a good bait for cats?
     
  2. ersel

    ersel New Member

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    Shad worms chicken hearts
     

  3. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    Yep, that about covers it!! You could also use cut shrimp or crawfish.
     
  4. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    I like to use carp and green sunfish and shad for flaties and use shrimp and sand toads and night crawlers for channels
     
  5. mullyden

    mullyden New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC, Eric. It is a good place to share lies and info.
     
  6. Buddrice

    Buddrice New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Eric.I like to use chicken hearts that have sat over night in garlic/salt.
     
  7. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Eric, welcome to the BOC/SOC :cool2:, best catfishing site on the web! Be sure to check out the library, a lot of good info in there.

    Our #1 bait for blues is skip jack fresh or frozen, fished whole or cut.
    #2 would be fresh caught shad, fished whole, live or cut.
    #3 would be Danny kings punch bait
     
  8. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Hi Eric! Welcome to the BOC. To start. What type of cats are you targeting?For starters, I prefer livers, stink bait; experiment with different brands, shrimp and nightcrawlers for CHANNEL CATS. Live bait, like shad, bullhead, shinners, small carp, goldfish, etc. for FLATHEADS. For BLUES, fresh cut-bait like shad, skipjack, etc. Ask around and talk to the locals where you fish. I'm sure you can find the truth in someone. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!:0a26::006:
     
  9. jjfisher666

    jjfisher666 New Member

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    cradads + worms try some stinkin shad if its now(winter)
     
  10. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    John,welcome to the BOC/SOC :cool2:, best catfishing site on the web! Be sure to check out the library, a lot of good info in there.
     
  11. krowbar

    krowbar New Member

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    take your pick, catfish will eat just about anything if presented right
     
  12. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    skipjack, shad, bluegill, nightcrawlers in that order. Then you could try some chicken liver or commercial bait.
     
  13. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I can't guarantee that it will be the same in your area, but up here on the Arkansas River, you can't beat fresh shad or skipjack for blues and channels, although you can have pretty good luck with other baits, such as cut bream, for channels. Cut bait will catch the occasional flathead in the spring, but you'll definitely be better off using live bait.
     
  14. riverratokie

    riverratokie New Member

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    I have some friends in De Quincy that fish the Sabine river. They use a soap bait on their trot lines. I never learned how they make it but im sure one of the locals could tell ya. They use cottonseed cakes in their hoop nets too. Thats a great state yall live in. I always have a great time there.
     
  15. jblack

    jblack New Member

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    Chicken hearts....where do you get them?
     
  16. catsmith1

    catsmith1 New Member

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    ersel knows where to get them in bulk. divide them up in baggies and freeze for year round fun!
     
  17. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    has anybody tried turkey liver? stays on the hook better. had good luck using it too.
     
  18. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

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    The best bait i have found has to be shad.