Catfish baits

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by crab, May 31, 2007.

  1. crab

    crab New Member

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    Im new so I dont know much,What do you all use. I want to go for the bigger fish!!!!!!:wink:
     
  2. trey5569

    trey5569 New Member

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    just about anything that swims cant go wrong with gills chubs shad and skips
     

  3. crab

    crab New Member

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    cool thanks for the help.
     
  4. mwallace61

    mwallace61 New Member

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    Hola Crab...

    I use mostly livers and I'll also sometimes buy the packs of gizzards which include chicken hearts. Working on learning how to catch shad so I can start using live and cut bait too. Also have some hot dogs in the fridge right now marinating in garlic, vanilla extract and salt after reading a couple posts in BOC... :)

    Mike
     
  5. dewboy24us

    dewboy24us New Member

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    bigger fish (15lb and over) i use live or cut shad and blugill, eaters (10lb and under) i use a lot of sonnie's dip bait or nightcrawlers in flood waters. nightcrawlers in floodwater works best if their local crawlers, don't ask me why but the fish around here like homegrown worms better.
     
  6. jedt

    jedt New Member

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    Not ready to post
     
  7. jedt

    jedt New Member

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    Bigger baits usually catch bigger fish. Something that is alive usually out performs dead or prepared baits. Learn the live bait for your area. In our lakes down here it is shad. Fresh dead shad works good. We can buy them frozen but they do not work as well.
    Once your figure out the type of bait learn to catch it. Could be as simple as a cast net or some type of trap or lure depending on the regs in your area. Learn those as well and good luck.
     
  8. crab

    crab New Member

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    Thanks for all the help guys!