Channel Catfishing?

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by CJ21, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I am wondering what u guys favor bait for channels?
     
  2. wishiwasfishin

    wishiwasfishin New Member

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    lol..i just posted in the fourn above this one but i'm going to say for eating size night crawlers work best for me but most of the time i'll put chicken or something else on their with it also i have good luck out of that bait mate spray.
     

  3. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    1. cut shad
    2. cut creek chub
    3. soft craws (when i can get 'em)
    4. soured carp chunks
    5. soured leaches
     
  4. D_Weezy

    D_Weezy Active Member

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    bluegill-cut and live
    creek chubs-cut,fresh or frozen and live
    carp-cut,fresh or frozen
    shad-cut,fresh
    suckers-cut,fresh or frozen and live
     
  5. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    I use shrimp and liver and night crawlers
     
  6. topjimmy

    topjimmy New Member

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    I like hot dogs, they are easy, cheap, and not messy at all.
     
  7. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

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    Danny King Punch Bait. If ya ain't never tried it, then yer missin' a fine way to catch ya a mess of'em. Channels in Texas just love this stuff !
     
  8. wishiwasfishin

    wishiwasfishin New Member

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    ya know i went back and read some old stuff and that dk bait is talked about a whole lot..maybe i need to try some.does it work better later when it hot or just a good bait.
     
  9. ASASIN

    ASASIN New Member

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    Nothing can catch 'em like Cattracker Dip Baits. Jo Jo's Pole Snatcher and Wicked Sticky. 10,000 last summer is proof to that. God bless.
     
  10. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

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    Jason here in Texas we have used it yr round. We use all three kinds (blood, garlic, org.). Blood seems to get the bigger bite but I have more on the garlic. It won't replace shad for us but it does have a guarantee to catch ya some fish or yer money back. No other punch / dip bait out that I know of gives this.
     
  11. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    1.-cut shad
    2- chicken liver
    3- nightcrawlers.
     
  12. Larry

    Larry New Member

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    cut and live suckers usually get us a couple of nice sizers.
     
  13. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Hmmmmmm, around here I seem to catch em on:
    1) Hog Wild Premo
    2) Cured Garlic Livers
    3) Nightcrawlers
    4) Cut Shad
    5) Creek Chubs
     
  14. shania

    shania New Member

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    I also use Cattracker Dip Baits (Wicked Sticky), but I would like to add "Cut Shad" to that.
    :0a23:
    Take It Easy,
    Bert:cool:
    (Shaina)
     
  15. bhunt

    bhunt New Member

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    I like to use cut bait. Just by a cast net and all the bait is free. Usually around the boat ramps you can catch all the shad you wont. Good luck.
     
  16. Riverjake

    Riverjake New Member

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    1. Cut shad
    2. Garlic cured chicken livers
    3. Crawdads
    4. Nightcrawlers (sod worms if I can get them)
     
  17. Drum Andersen

    Drum Andersen New Member

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    I like cow blood, sonny's, crawdads, and cut chubs.
     
  18. kbgrillin

    kbgrillin New Member

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    1) Shrimp, still in the shell, soaked in vanilla extract
    2) night crawlers
    3) cut bait
     
  19. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    I like cut bait best. Skipjack, shad, bluegill and others in that order. Shiners and creek chubs are also effective and I will use them often in the spring and ealy summer. I've never caught anything on store bought bait, unless it was nightcrawlers. Vern
     
  20. vacatfish

    vacatfish New Member

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    Depending on if im targeting trophy channels or just eating size channels. the bait i like using for trophy channels is cut shad.

    As for eating size i use a bait i make myself. but have made catches of somewhat large channels onit also.

    The type bait you use depends on the area your going to be fishing. and also whats in that area im going to be fishing in how deep the water is what the temp of the water is depending on also if it's stained water clear water or muddy water.

    All this can play a big roll in how well a bait will work.

    Also keep note of the areas you fish whats in the areas what the temp outside is what bait you used how you used it and what you used it around.

    Also keep note of how it worked and how well.

    Always remember channel catfishing can be a challenge. give the time needed. in the end it most the time pays off.

    Good luck and hope this is to some help.