best food baits for channel cats

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by katkiller77, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    the best food baits i have used for channel catfish is in this order chicken liver, shrimp/hotdogs, bacon then hamburger with wheaties. whats in your input on this rick
     
  2. Dredge

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    Try smokies or hot dogs w/cheese.I catch `em up to 10#with this.
     

  3. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    i have caught 12 lb channel and a 21 lb carp on the great miami with liver not to mention the large snapper i hooked on liver it was around 15lbs
     
  4. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    Last summer in Florida .... I caught over 75 channel cats of 20#s or better using nothing but night crawlwers ......... with number 1 hooks and 20 # line. This was all from a boat where I could take my time and fight them ... No snatch and drag stuff. I had one break the hook and another got in some brush .... that is all that got off. ....... Garry- :big_smile:
     
  5. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    I've never eatin nite crawlers. LOL! As far as "FOOD" bait goes. I'll take chicken liver any day. And its gotta be Perdue. LOL!
     
  6. melstangman1967

    melstangman1967 New Member

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    have u ever used cut shad or stink bait or waht other baits u used
     
  7. blazerjet

    blazerjet New Member

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    shad cut or alive catch they in my cast net.
     
  8. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    Why waste the food .... when you can pick nightcrawlers up out of your yard ...

    Garry- :cool2:
     
  9. PaCatfishHunter

    PaCatfishHunter New Member

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    I say chicken liver is my number one when it comes to food type bait.
     
  10. Wolfdog

    Wolfdog New Member

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    I think everything said in this post has worked on catfish.
     
  11. i <3 catfish

    i <3 catfish New Member

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    garlic hot dogs.

    shrimp
    chicken liver all that good stuff. =)