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Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by chrisgerow12, May 3, 2009.
What is your favorite channel cat bait
I would have to say shrimp
Fresh shad, cut, for the big ones.
Grasshoppers and toads late in the season.
Fresh cut or alive bluegills are my fav because if I can't find shad then you can find gills everywhere.
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.
I like to use worms,chicken livers, and minnows.
It was'nt listed but I like cut mackeral, next I think would be chubs!!!!:wink:
I like cheep hot dogs cut and soaked in anything smelly.
Works for me! oooh::smile2:
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:
I voted shad. But was disappointed to not see shrimp on the list!
Shrimp, then shad, in that order :big_smile:
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:
I do have to say I've had good luck with gold fish too.
Fresh Deer liver, real killer for cats.......
Shad Guts, Shrimp (Garlic), Dipa Bait. One of three will normally work.
Shad.. They're free :big_smile:
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.
Me as well.
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.