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Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by FLAT, Jun 28, 2006.
anybody ever use small channel cats for bait?
I've used them 4-6",don't think I've ever done any good,but I wasn't catching anything then either.
No, but Bullhead's make great bait.
Bullheads make great bait, just clip their horns and you have one of the heartiest baits around.
A coworker caught a 35lb flathead last weekend with a channel cat still in it's mouth
i've used little cut up channel and caught some bigger channels and blues with it. if the fish are hungry they don't care if it's family they're eating:tounge_out:
Yep, and caughts cats (including channels) on them. Small (3"-4") channels must travel in schools because I've found a dozen or more at a time in bream traps.
ive done well using channel cats as bait live or as cut bait.
I've used channel and white cats for bait before.Its not someting I do alot just when bait gets a little thin.
If I'm fishing, and run out of bait, the darker meat of the channels, that you usually don't use n e way, makes a great substition for cut shad or other fish...
I think thats illegal in KS. you better check your local laws.
i have caught flatties on 'em. they arent the greatest bait but they will work. problem with channels is that they die really easy if they arent in a lot of current. they will die in no time inside a minnow bucket.
In Texas, catfish are a gamefish and its illegal to use game fish for bait. Also, can't have channels and blues less than 12" in your possession either. 18" for flatheads.
I've used cut up channels and caught other channels on it.
i beleive catfish are game fish in almost every state.
if its not it should be.
I don't think they are a game fish in n.c.
I have in the past after I squashed one when I slipped on a wet rock. He never had a chance. It did however catch more fish.
When casting my net in fast water and rapids on the Brazos in Texas, I caught a bunch of 1 and 2" catfish. Returned them to the water, though I guess it would have been possible to use them for bait since no self respecting game warden is going to climb down a steep bank and wade a half mile downstream to check the bait bucket.
no it's a slow process, I know Pa doesn't 99% sure on Ohio
I have a heard enough time catching the channels they can swim away!!