Has anyone ever used eels for bait? I went out with a guide in the James and he got me hooked on using them. You just cut them up in 4-5 inch segments and hook them through the end. They are the toughest bait I have ever used. I have yet to lose single piece yet to a fish.The craziest part is a couple hours after you have cut the eel up each segment will keep squirming. If you guys deceide to try it I would invest in a turkey baster. If your bait starts getting old you can put some of your favorite scent into the baster such as garlic, or blood and inject it into the piece. You can also catch them yourself with some worms or any other bait you would use for catfish. I hope this helps.