What is your favorite catfish bait for catfishing?

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by newfisherman, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. newfisherman

    newfisherman New Member

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    What is your favorite bait? If it is home made please share how you make it.
    Thanks mike
     
  2. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    Flatheads---I use live bullheads
    Blues----I use skipjack fresh cut
    Channels---I use shad guts fresh if I can get it, frozen if not.
     

  3. rcbbracing

    rcbbracing New Member

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    Okay i know you said favorite bait...and sorry but my favorite bait is generally cut bait and live bait so ill tell my gpas old dough ball recipe...sounds obserd and sorry but i know it works ive caught abunch of channels off of it and actually seen a carp or two caught as well....

    Okay take one entire box of wheaties and crush them up...inside the package b4 u ever open the bag even...has to be wheaties brand not a knockoff...after its crushed up add one lb of hamburger raw...kinda nasty and it bothers some people but mix the two up squeezing it all up in your hands. When it looks throughly mixed up and uniform add unsweetened cherry koolaid...I do believe it was 4 packs of the koolaid and mix uniformly again. Its hard to get this uniform and the wheaties to absorb the meat juices so itll stay on the hook....ull figure it out after a time or two. FYI dont make upless ya want your hands dyed red for a day or two...lol...hope this helps...
     
  4. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    I use live sm gills year round. The other pole has DK's or secret 7 on it.
     
  5. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    My favorite bait is shad, Live or cut and bluegills live or cut.
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    My favorite is skipjack heads. Then cut shad or shad guts.
     
  7. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    Ladyfish & Pinfish!!!!!:wink:
    Just kiddin.........Bullheads and Gills take up a lot of space in my bucket!!!
     
  8. kre1

    kre1 New Member

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    my favorite bait is shad and chubs they seem to work the best
     
  9. rich crabtree

    rich crabtree New Member

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    my go to bait would be gills, suckers, lil bass,chubs,yellowbellys.:cool2::wink:
     
  10. WhoJosh

    WhoJosh New Member

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    live gills, cut or live freshwater drum, cut carp/buffalo work great
     
  11. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    At the begining of the year I lean more towards nightcrawlers or chicken livers, but once the water temps come up I swear by fresh bluegill heads.
     
  12. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Fresh cut shad for all species of catfish, year round.

    SHAD..anything else, just aint bait!
     
  13. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    any panfish up to 10 inchs:wink:
     
  14. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    Huge Bait! Thats my favorite! Big bait big Fish!
     
  15. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    If I can't get any cut shad, My go to bait is hot-dogs soaked in green jell-O. Most nights that produces 3-to one over cut shad.
     
  16. andrew76

    andrew76 New Member

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    Yelowbelles and warmouths here