Whats your favorite go-to bait for blue catfish

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by wolfman, Dec 9, 2007.

Your go-to bait for blue cats, if you only could use one

  1. Skipjacks cut/live

  2. Shad cut/live

  3. Bluegills cut/live

  4. Mooneyes or Goldeyes cut/live

  5. Large shiners cut/live

  6. American Eels cut/live

  7. Nightcrawlers/Chicken liver

  8. none of the above / other

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  1. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Walter Flack
    If you could only use 1, what would it be?
     
  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thanks to the fine folks here I would have to say cut skip jack. Cut shad would be my second favorite.
     

  3. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    johnnie
    use to be brim but after seeing and hearing bout all these fish on the boc ive switched to skips.
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Walter your sure picking our brain on the bait for different species of catfish. For the blues I chose the skipjack. Very oily fish and the Blues love them. First choice all the way.
     
  5. prostreetS10

    prostreetS10 New Member

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    i would say skips with shad in second. love both for the blue they both work great
     
  6. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    skips or shad the fresher the better...
     
  7. Malichi1970

    Malichi1970 New Member

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    Skips or Shad when its cold...Asian carp when its hot
     
  8. Grumper

    Grumper New Member

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    yeah.....what he said.
     
  9. Dadoftwo

    Dadoftwo New Member

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    The few blues I have caught has primarily been on large minnows or cut shad.
     
  10. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    I don't have as much experience with blues as most of you guys, but I have had my best luck with big chunks of cut bluegill. Not much luck with anything else.
     
  11. curdog

    curdog New Member

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    I like to use Chick livers,minnows and stink bait.
     
  12. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    1st Skips fresh or frozen, 2nd shad fresh caught only, 3rd DK's punch bait.
     
  13. Katfishing Cajun

    Katfishing Cajun New Member

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    Skips 1st. hands down! Bream and shad tied for 2nd. 3rd ?????????????
     
  14. fastfrank

    fastfrank New Member

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    Skipjacks ..........gizzard shad if I'm out of skips
     
  15. Fishinfreak

    Fishinfreak Member

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    Skipjack or Shad parts with blood. Bluegill heads in the summer.
     
  16. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Pretty much only caught them on shad, gizzard or hickory. Although I did use tuna guts and fish liver of all things and caught a respectable amount of smaller fish on that.
     
  17. CatAngler

    CatAngler New Member

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    Gill heads with cut shad a close second.
     
  18. Catchinbiguns

    Catchinbiguns Member

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    Around here I really like using Goldeye...
     
  19. Skipjack

    Skipjack New Member

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    LaGrange, Ky.
    My favorite bait for Blue cats is fresh Skipjack, big center cut portion.
     
  20. TONTO

    TONTO New Member

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    Skipjacks by far my first choice Shad second followed by bluegill