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Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by fishing is fun, Jan 1, 2007.
i am just starting out as a catfisherman
what are some good baits to use
Austin check out this thread.:wink:
Austin welcome aboard... Seems to be the bait of choice would be shad, live dead or chopped up....stick with the site and you'll learn all the secrets of the best there is..... that forum in the message before has a lot of info on it.....once again welcome ta the BOC......
Bream (live) are working for me in this cold water during December.
Live or dead baitfish is the way to go.
I've had luck with bluegill heads and live goldfish.
Try bream or live minnows.
Eels when the shad isn't working.
Welcome to the BOC Austin, we use mostly cut Skip Jack, they will bite just about anything.
Usually look for the most active bait fish in the area and try to catch some live or purchase the same type. If you can get shiners in your area they are always a good bet just about anytime of year.
Well i have good luck with Night crawlers with leeches on the same hook you should try it.
I like to use skipjack heads, cut shad. or bluegill. Good Luck on your choice.
The primary natural bait of bluecatfish is shad or similar high population bait fish. The secondary natural food sources include the other fish, crawfish,worms.
If you can get them the best producing bait for bluecatfish is going to be in my opinion shad/skipjack. Perch are my next choice. Then id move down to crawfish,worms, liver and doughbaits.
Each lake, each location, and even the way you fish, will change the effectiveness of your bait, so the best thing to do is take a few types out and just try them and see what works.
3"-5" bluegills works best for me.
Go to the grocery and get you a bag of frozen large or medium sized raw shrimp with the shells and tails still on. It'll cost you about $5 - $6 for about 40 of them. That's all I use in the winter for big blues.
If you have a seafood house that sells fresh fish you might be able to buy some fresh perch.
cut bait seems to work best for me shad sides heads gills sunnies cut off a cunnk and throw it out!
Fresh cut shad!
Shad, its the best and most abundent. Shrimp or fillet of bluegill would be my second choice. At times you catch shad with a little dip net and other times it my take a hundred throws with a 10ft throw net. but they are worth it. I prefer shad that are 2 to 4 inches. WE have caught big blues on small shad but a lot empty hooks. If you don't have shad where you fish go to the bait store and get big minnows, native to the water you fish. Hope this helps.
Fish. I've used shad, herring, bluegill, yellow perch, mullet, black salties, goldfish, creek chubs, crappie and white perch all with good results.