Channel cat baits

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by Brendin0702, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Brendin0702

    Brendin0702 New Member

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    Everyone has a favorite bait in the Spring time. If you know what will land the #'s or the big ones, list your bait ( If you fish at Sutton Lake what works good there).
     
  2. Catfishnz4me

    Catfishnz4me New Member

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    the best bait i think for catfish is cut, filet or whole crappie. we normally go out a week or so before we go on a serious catfishin trip and go crappie fishing. we catch em and freeze em... some lakes its hard to find shad and herring and its always great to have a back up. i also love to drift big live gizzard shad if you can catch em in a cast net.
     

  3. Brendin0702

    Brendin0702 New Member

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    If I freeze my bluegill should it be cut or whole before putting them in.
     
  4. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Leave the fish whole when you freeze them. Keeps the juices in them. Freeze them as fresh as you can. They'll still have the slime on them if you use them within a week. They work great man. I just cut them into two or three pieces when I use them cut.
     
  5. SUNDROP

    SUNDROP New Member

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    Good frsh NC shrimp will get the pan sizers all day. Then plunk a nice fat Bream just down from the shrimp lines and the shrimp scent draws the biguns curiosity!
     
  6. riddleofsteel

    riddleofsteel New Member

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    Use a vaccum sealer and seal them while they are still wiggling, then freeze

    :wink:
     
  7. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    I use shad sides, or chicken livers
     
  8. rockyr

    rockyr New Member

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    Mullett is hard to beat. I always catch a bunch with a cast net when I go to the beach and freeze them whole. Mullett is a pretty oily fish and the cats seem to love em.
     
  9. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

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    I throw a handful of dry oatmeal on the water then use bits of mini marshmallows on a #8 or #10 longshank hook. Catch small shiners or bream for bait.