New here!! What are some good catfish baits for a beginner!!!

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by CatswithBats, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. CatswithBats

    CatswithBats New Member

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    Im sure this site will help me very mcuh!!
     
  2. DeerHunter01

    DeerHunter01 New Member

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    What kind of catfish are you after ! Channel's , Blue's, Flatheads, you fishing river's or Lakes. What kind of poles you fishing with line ? reels ? it depends on alot here. Maybe you could tell us what your planning on fishing , what lake or river system.
     

  3. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Well,Will Welcome to the BOC. Now if you want to find out about baits go to the BOC Libarary.It's full of information. Answer just about any question you can ask. Good luck on you search of baits. If that doesn't work someone on here will most likely help you out. Again WELCOME.
     
  4. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Will, dont be bashful we were all new at one time.:smile2:
     
  5. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    welcome to the BOC will , you might check the cali forum for local baits used and the waters fished
     
  6. tomcat85

    tomcat85 New Member

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    cut bait, live bait, and livers. theyve all worked for me. never had too much luck with dough baits but good luck!
     
  7. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC
     
  8. MR SANDMAN 800

    MR SANDMAN 800 New Member

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    Welcome to the Brotherhood.
     
  9. SkiMax

    SkiMax Well-Known Member

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    Around here (Indiana) i use nothing but fish. I use skipjack, shad, creek chub, bluegill, sucker chub, bullheads, etc. I feel that BIG catfish are used to these baits and will most readily hit them. But I have had good luck with worms for small channels. Let us know more specifics and we can help more. tight lines!
     
  10. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Will.
     
  11. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    howdy. blues-shrimp and bream, flatheads- liver, worms, shrimp. channels-liver, bream, worms, shrimp. thats what i use. if your fishing lakes just try stuff out, the cats will eat about anything that smells good to them. good luck.
     
  12. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    i'm pretty new here, but i like hotdogs, but sliced bread and butter pickles, some berkley dough bait, as a last resort, and cut up fresh fish. fresh fish is the best, but dead minnows work
     
  13. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC. from Arkansas.
     
  14. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Will.
     
  15. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Welcome from Illinois. I would recommend some kind of cut bait.
     
  16. ateamfisherman

    ateamfisherman New Member

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    Welcome from Texas good place to be any time. Thanks Sam Davis
     
  17. jerryb

    jerryb New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC!

    I've used cut bluegill, shad, nightcrawlers, dough baits, dip baits... Pretty much anything I can get my hands on... of course, keep in mind I'm fishin' in a farily small lake with lightweight gear for eatin' size channels. I'm skeered to death of those big ol' blues that the other guys are pullin' outta the water... :wink:
     
  18. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    bacon........ fry it up just enough to get the grease flowing and cover it in garlic powder.
     
  19. curdog

    curdog New Member

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    Welcome to BOC.
     
  20. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    I'm a little late but welcome aboard. If you havent tried shad or skipjack guts give it a whirl, has worked great for me.