The United States Catfish Association Forum and Community banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Just had a question for everyone. Do many people use small catfish they catch as bait? I wont even use small bass as bait because i want them to grow up big oneday, so i can catch them when they're six pounds or better. I talked to a guy the other day who said he thought on of the best catfish baits was small catfish..... Is this true, or is this kinda immoral since most of us are out there hunting that big one that got the chance to grow up.....


Just wanted an opinion on what everyone thought, or to find out if small cats are a good bait for big cats....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,472 Posts
I have never used one of the three "preferred" species for bait but have heard that small channels can be good flathead bait. I have also heard stories of big channels being caught on small ones. I would suggest useing bullheads if they are available to you and are legal in your state.They are more plentiful and wont make you feel quilty.:smile2:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,555 Posts
It's illegal in many states to use game fish or their parts as bait. Check your local regs before you put anything questionable on your hook.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Out here in Az catfish are classified as a sport/game fish and cannot be used for live bait or any edible portions cannot be used cut either....
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top