Cold water catfishing - what catfish bait works?

Discussion in 'LOCAL NORTH CAROLINA TALK' started by jayjay, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. jayjay

    jayjay New Member

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    any of you good old boys do any cold water fishing? if so where is a good place to go. what is a good bait. need all the hepl i can get .thanks a bunch . that in north carolina.
     
  2. joe0580

    joe0580 New Member

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    i catch a lot bigger blue in the cold for some reason. i use eels for bait but you can catch them on other things. i fish mostly the cape fear river system. but i know jason has luck near neuse for them too. if need any info im me or call me . ok
     

  3. Kittyhunter

    Kittyhunter New Member

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    Joe, did you get my PM about the shad? Let me know when they start running, I would like to come down and mop up some for the freezer for bait. Email me at mmarcom@nc.rr.com instead of replying on here. I don't come on here much anymore.

    Thanks, Mack from Smithfield
     
  4. catfishbaits

    catfishbaits New Member

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    I've had quite a bit of luck in cold water for blues while fishing on the Neuse. I normally use cut mullet and have come out with a 50 lb blue in November a few years back.
     
  5. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Last week I just caught the two biggest Blues I have taken on Lake Wylie. Water temp was in the lower 50's and the air was a crisp 30 that morning. The first morning was an eight pounder and the next day a twelve. Not monsters by most standards, but they are my biggest fish on Wylie.

    No difference on bait; cut shad and bream.
     
  6. misterwhiskers

    misterwhiskers New Member

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    Do what ya did this past summer to catch them,most of the bigger catfish i caught were in winter.They'll be more active in the winter after a couple warmer days.The fresher yer bait the better chance ya have.