Best Texas Bait for Big Blue catfish?

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by TX Fisherman, May 11, 2007.

  1. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    what is the bset texas bait for blues? i heard skip jack was amazing but i dont know where to get skip jack.. i figured huge shad head would work but im not positive, and whats the best way to catch em, i mean like fishing near timber, trolling?

    any help much appreciated


    -Kevin
     
  2. savage308

    savage308 New Member

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    LIVE BAIT.... Perch, Shad, Shiners,... whatever bait you have in your local waters should be your best bet for the big ones. The bigger the bait, the bigger the fish. If your trolling, fish these baits under a wild wolf bobber and hang on tight... Good luck.
     

  3. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I've agree with Savage!
     
  4. loki1982

    loki1982 New Member

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    We dont have skipjack in Texas as far as I know. Use shad in place of skipjack. If im not mistaken skipjack is just a specific type of shad, that lives a bit more north of us.

    Shad live or dead, and perch live or dead seem to work the best for me. I dont use anything else.
     
  5. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat Active Member

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    Some type of fish bloody and fresh should work well for you.
     
  6. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    dont know where in texas you live but if you or some friends fish for speckeled trout in the bays you catch a fish that works as good as skipjacks.they even call them skipjacks,their not their lady fish.long skinny fish jump high and cut up big time.