Favorite channel catfish bait

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by chrisgerow12, May 3, 2009.

what is your favorite catfish bait

  1. worms

  2. stink bait/dip bait

  3. dough bait

  4. bluegill cut/alive

  5. shad

  6. hering/breem

  7. chicken/turkey liver

  8. minnows

  9. eel

  10. crayfish

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  1. chrisgerow12

    chrisgerow12 New Member

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    What is your favorite channel cat bait
     
  2. hct236

    hct236 Well-Known Member

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    virginia
    I would have to say shrimp
     

  3. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    Humboldt,K
    Helgramites.
     
  4. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    KS
    Fresh shad, cut, for the big ones.
    Grasshoppers and toads late in the season.
     
  5. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    State:
    Olathe, KS
    Fresh cut or alive bluegills are my fav because if I can't find shad then you can find gills everywhere.
     
  6. centexcop

    centexcop New Member

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    Texas
    Cut shad, cut perch, beef hearts, shrimp, worms, and prepared bait. In that order for Channel Cats. This is what works for me and it may not work as well for others.
     
  7. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Montgomery, Alabama
    I like to use worms,chicken livers, and minnows.
     
  8. BIGCATFISH64

    BIGCATFISH64 New Member

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    Muncie,Indiana
    It was'nt listed but I like cut mackeral, next I think would be chubs!!!!:wink:
     
  9. pythonjohn

    pythonjohn New Member Supporting Member

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    F L A Swamps
    I like cheep hot dogs cut and soaked in anything smelly.

    Works for me! :eek:oooh::smile2:

    opj
     
  10. shania

    shania New Member

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    State:
    San Leandro, Ca
    I put in my vote for stink/dip baits only because we were talking about Channel Cats:
    but after the last gathering I went on (Mendota Slough) I would have to agree with Doug,
    Because it was the go to bait at that gathering. :0a23:
    :wink:
     
  11. kcgeoff

    kcgeoff New Member

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    Kansas
    I voted shad. But was disappointed to not see shrimp on the list!
     
  12. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    2,537
    State:
    Cordova, TN
    Shrimp, then shad, in that order :big_smile:
     
  13. wabah58

    wabah58 New Member

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    Missouri
    I usually use Little Smokies, easy to hook and stay on good too. Plus the wife will bait her own hook with those...LOL :confused2:
     
  14. wabah58

    wabah58 New Member

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    Missouri
    I do have to say I've had good luck with gold fish too.
     
  15. joe0054

    joe0054 New Member

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    Texas
    Fresh Deer liver, real killer for cats.......
     
  16. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Illinois
    Shad Guts, Shrimp (Garlic), Dipa Bait. One of three will normally work.
     
  17. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Sherman IL
    Shad.. They're free :big_smile:
     
  18. littleman

    littleman Active Member

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    Illinois
    I mainly use cut bait or shad guts. But when I want to catch a bunch of eater sized channels I use dip bait. Secret 7 and catfish dynamite are the two I use. I have caught several nice channels (5-10#'s) using the secret 7.
     
  19. Threadkilla

    Threadkilla New Member

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    State:
    South Carolina
    Me as well.
     
  20. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    State:
    Hastings, Ne.
    I voted for Bluegill! This bait seems to catch the bigger cats. Also, I really like drifting blood. Using coagulated blood on a long leader and 4/0 treble hook, is deadly on the cats when the water temps reach into the high 50's and 60's. I had great success this weekend, fishing a short period of time using blood. To me it's the best channel cat bait of all time for cats, big and small. Small: I mean cats 5lbs and more. Big: 10 lbs. and larger.