Best catfish bait?

Discussion in 'LOCAL ARIZONA TALK' started by cassidythedog, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. cassidythedog

    cassidythedog New Member

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    I know everybody has there own but me and topjimmy have used hot dogs and i have used stink bait. Hot dogs worked stink is what it is. When i was young i used chicken livers all the time that was kansas. So do chicken livers work here in arizona, and if not what does because when i go fishing i would like to catch something, ha ha ha ha ha ha:)


    http://xtremecatfishing.com/catfish/
     
  2. asukevin

    asukevin New Member

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    i use magic bait catfish stink bait, the king kat blood and that works really well for me.
     

  3. master_cat

    master_cat New Member

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    skipjack is where it is skipjack man i just caint say it enough skipjack
     
  4. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    In my oppinion, if you can't catch it in a castnet or on a jig , it don't go on the hook!!!
    Anything else is just for little fish!!1
     
  5. asukevin

    asukevin New Member

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    i would love to try skipjack, but unfortunately, there is none in arizona. in fact, i dont even know what one looks like.:eek: we have shad, but they dont get big like they do down south. i wish they would though
     
  6. balddaddy91

    balddaddy91 New Member

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    East Liverpool,Oh
    TRY OUT BLUEGILL THAT IS WHAT I USE ON THE RIVER:cool:
     
  7. tdpasser

    tdpasser New Member

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    Gilbert AZ
    For channels I like 3 minnows on the bottom sumular rig as flats but lighter line, sliding sinker and 2 hooks 3minnows on 1 and shrimp on the other.
    Stink bait is okay if I don't have minnows or shrimp crawfish blood would be my choice for stink.

    For flats blue gill, sunnies, small carp,chunk carp, and giant mud puppies but pricey.
    I got a 12lb flat on the 3 minnows fishing for channels.
     
  8. wildman36

    wildman36 New Member

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    for channels I like to use fresh cut shad or trout guts.
    for blues I like to use shad heads and cut sucker meat..
     
  9. brownie

    brownie Member

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    Bartlesville, O
    Natural bait works better for me. For Lakes I like whole or cut shad and worms in the headwaters inflow during springtime after a rain. In Rivers I'll use both and occassionally a stink bait in summer.
     
  10. fattiresc

    fattiresc New Member

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    What kind of water do you fish?
     
  11. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I would give shad a try, they dont have to be big, if they are very small put several on a hook.