Best Baits For Small Catfish

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Xmas, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. Xmas

    Xmas New Member

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    I hope somebody can help?

    Would would be the best bait to use to catch the most catfish in the shortest amount of time?

    My Co-Workers said to use liver? Is this true?
     
  2. jerellman

    jerellman New Member

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    Chicken Liver, Stink Bait, and Worms are the best baits for small catfish for me.
     

  3. s_self88

    s_self88 New Member

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    Liver is a good bait for eater size catfish, but you will have to mess with turtles and bluegill and other stuff. I think a stinkbait is better for numbers of catfish, when you aren't worried about size, its just kind of a hassle to mess with.
     
  4. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Liver will work good, also try goldfish if they are legal to use where you live.
     
  5. TIM HAGAN

    TIM HAGAN New Member

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    Danny King blood bait with about a # 8 up to # 4 will out fish just about anything. I had 28 around 5 to 8" in two hours last summer still have 1 of them in my tank but he is 14 " now
     
  6. Aftercats

    Aftercats New Member

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    I have been fishing the river with jugs and minnows have been working real good for us. Two trips and 14 fish from 1.5 to 5.5 lbs. Great eating!


    Daryl
    Aftercats
     
  7. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    i'd try small fish. my favorite small channel bait is small shad, they love them things!


    fish eat fish!
     
  8. mangus

    mangus New Member

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    sonnys sticky channel catfish bait works well but you will need to take a piece of sponge wrap it around a treble hook to absorbe the bait. wal-mart also sells a rig for stink bait. liver works well but it is hard to keep on the hook. the colder it is the better. some even use raw shrimp. id say take a little of all three to increase my chances.
     
  9. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    The pro's have spoken! You can't go wrong with worms, liver and stink bait.
     
  10. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    Tim, I still haven't had much success with DK yet... lol i'm gonna keep trying but I've still gotta go with my stand by bait of worms... Caught some of my biggest fish off them... Chicken Livers too... plus if you cast them well and not off you can catch a ton of fish on one lb of them...
     
  11. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Chickern livers, stink bait, and worms work well for small catfish.
     
  12. dgde4x4man

    dgde4x4man New Member

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    My suggestion is almost just like everyone else. If your targeting the eaters you can not go wrong with dipbait. You can catch other fish with shad and minnows and nightcrawlers, but with dipbait all you'll get almost 99% of the time will be the good eating catfish. I would suggestion buying the looper rig one of the best rigs I have ever used with my dipbait. It holds twice as much bait as it's competitors and last twice as long, even in heavy current. He is a fine sponsor of the BOC so you can't go wrong with it either and the price you can not beat it. I hope this helps ya out.
     
  13. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Sonny's Dip Bait or DK Punch Bait..
    Sonny's you will need a "dip worm" or even better a Looper Rig.
    DK punch bait, you just push a treble hook into it and pull it out.
    **Warning** They are called Stink Bait for a reason :tounge_out:
    If you have a weak stomach, you may not like it hehehehe.. Personally, I have found that stink bait will outfish livers/worms/etc. for smaller catfish. If there is a catfish in the area, it will hit it..
     
  14. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    as for me catfish 1 or 2 lbs WORMS nothing but D worm
     
  15. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    PhotoCat:
    I don't bout you but as for me as far as DK's is concerned I'm with you! I can't get any action out of the stuff either,Do ya think maybe were jinxed?:roll_eyes:
     
  16. greg

    greg USCA - STAFF Staff Member Supporting Member

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    worms or liver will work good catfish