importance of bait

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by loganfrum94, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. loganfrum94

    loganfrum94 New Member

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    wat do u think
    does it matter more about were your fishing or the type of bait u have
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Both are equally important. Location and Food chain (Bait).
     

  3. beespringer

    beespringer New Member

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    I agree with Mickey..Ya gotta have fish present to catch em and you have to give em something they like.
     
  4. beespringer

    beespringer New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Logan.
     
  5. lazer20

    lazer20 New Member

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    both are important when starting out try to fish structure and match the bait to the same fish in the area shad are almost always a safe bet if you can find them
     
  6. Eich

    Eich New Member

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    Location in my estimationis a bit more important than the bait as catfish can and are caught on a variety of baits as eluded to on this forum. However if the fish are not present, the best of baits cannot catch them. Both are important, but I give location a slight edge of importance. On the other side of the coin, if fish are present it is possible to catch them on "marginal" baits. (Just my $.02 worth). Hope this helps.

    Ray
     
  7. GrandpaGoneFishing

    GrandpaGoneFishing New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Logan.
    Both fish and bait are important. But I have been out fishing and run out of bait and just scrounged for any thing to use. I've caught catfish on every thing from worms and bugs to snakes and (fresh) road kill guts.
    Some of my best fishing memories were times were all I had with me was a pole, a few hooks and sinkers with me and nothing else.
    Can't catch fish sitting sitting on the couch.
    :dribble:​
     
  8. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Location, location, Location. Then have a variety of baits. Welcome to the BOC:wink:
     
  9. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Welcome to the BOC Logan.I agree with Mickey
     
  10. playin4funami

    playin4funami New Member

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    Another for location as the most important thing! you can take cats on many different baits,but you can't take a cat if there isn't any there. I like to provide a smorgasboard of different baits untill I fiqure out what the fish want,then use that as my bait mostly,but still location is the most important thing in alot of activities,fishing,hunting,trapping, and any other outdoors activity you can think of like predator calling,whatever always leaves location at the top of the list of important factors!
     
  11. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Mike Welcome to the Brotherhood, from So. Illinois.