Best Catfish Bait for Lakes in Cold water?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by Ohio_River_Rat, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. Ohio_River_Rat

    Ohio_River_Rat New Member

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    Me and a buddy of mine are fishing in a tournament in a few weeks. Since its getting kinda cold this time of year in southern Indiana i was wondering what bait would work best?
    Thanks a bunch
     
  2. s_self88

    s_self88 New Member

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    I think that cutbait or any natural bait would work better than a manfactured bait as the water starts to cool.
     

  3. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    Coshocton,
    Live bait from the water you plan to fish. Bluegill and shad 8- 10 inches work for me on an 8 ought gamakatsu circle hook and heavy line.

    Good Luck
     
  4. skippy

    skippy New Member

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    cincinnati ohio
    I agree with loanwizard, big live baits are best this time of year in lakes
     
  5. catfishhunter17

    catfishhunter17 New Member

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    indiana
    i'm 17 to live in bloomington wonderin if u migh wanna get together and fish sometime


    thanx,jr