excatly what richard said. catch ya a carp and cut it up for bait. me and my uncle have caught some nice flatheads on fresh cut carp. if its older cut carp all we catch is channels, but if its really fresh and bloody we will often catch flatheads on it. he got his pb 17lb flathead on cut carp.Nick,I gave up on makin catfish bait ,years ago,other than catchin a carp ,and makin cut bait from it . Hope you find a good one.