Fat meal worms & crickets for catfish bait

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by pk_powell, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    On using those fat meal worms for bait? Also what about the crickets? I know Crickets make good bait for sunfish but what about cats?:confused2:
     
  2. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    never tried tham for cats PK cant hurt to try them but I would imagine they would have much of an attracting smell to them
     

  3. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Use the crickets to catch you some sunfish, then use the sunfish to catch you some cats... problem solved...:big_smile:

    Ol' Man
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  4. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    More than likely you wouldn't catch anything but channels off those baits. Then again, is that all you typically go for? I think there's better things to use, imo. For channels, the more scent and blood the better. Just don't see either of them givin' off much. I've used grasshoppers for cats though. Just never caught anything huge. Anyway, if you try 'em out let us know how you do.

    -Red
     
  5. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    never used crickets before, but have used grasshoppers in farm ponds.
     
  6. dewboy24us

    dewboy24us New Member

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    i've never used crickets for bait, but when my father in-law used to have a bait shop, we would dump the deads in the same place all the time. everything in the lake was there for the dinner bell.
     
  7. channelman

    channelman New Member

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    they might work if you can keep the panfish off of 'em.
    goodluck