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Re: Best catfish bait [Re: 99guy] #14835529 04/30/20
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I have used cheap hot dogs w squirt of garlic juice w good results. Live shad is best if you can net them. As pricey as goldfish are they really produce. I’ve used them on my noodle jugs and have nearly always caught old whiskers.


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Re: Best catfish bait [Re: gkt5450] #14837512 04/30/20
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Originally Posted by gkt5450
I have used cheap hot dogs w squirt of garlic juice w good results. Live shad is best if you can net them. As pricey as goldfish are they really produce. I’ve used them on my noodle jugs and have nearly always caught old whiskers.


Gold fish? Never would have thought to use them but makes sense

Re: Best catfish bait [Re: 99guy] #14854802 05/06/20
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I always thought that shrimp worked pretty well.

Re: Best catfish bait [Re: 99guy] #14863209 05/09/20
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For smaller lakes and ponds I always liked hotdogs or liver. Catalpa worms or helgamites if you can find them. The problem with liver is you'll probably catch a fair amount of snapping turtles but those better eating than catfish IMO.

For big cats, especially flatheads and blues, bluegill.

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Originally Posted by gkt5450
I have used cheap hot dogs w squirt of garlic juice w good results. Live shad is best if you can net them. As pricey as goldfish are they really produce. I’ve used them on my noodle jugs and have nearly always caught old whiskers.



You don't want to get caught with goldfish here.
$120 fine. Plus$20+/fish.

They don't want them to get loose and breed.


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Re: Best catfish bait [Re: 99guy] #14865001 05/10/20
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Chicken tits soaked in red koolaid powder

Re: Best catfish bait [Re: 99guy] #14865007 05/10/20
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Re: Best catfish bait [Re: damnesia] #14865010 05/10/20
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Originally Posted by damnesia
For smaller lakes and ponds I always liked hotdogs or liver. Catalpa worms or helgamites if you can find them. The problem with liver is you'll probably catch a fair amount of snapping turtles but those better eating than catfish IMO.

For big cats, especially flatheads and blues, bluegill.


Hotdogs have always worked pretty well for me. Also the cheap frozen shrimp you buy at the grocery store.


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Re: Best catfish bait [Re: 99guy] #14866442 05/10/20
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Re: Best catfish bait [Re: 99guy] #14868397 05/11/20
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For big cats, especially flatheads and blues, bluegill.


Here on the James, live bluegill will slay Flatheads in the upper portion of the tidal James.

Downriver, or at least twice a day it's downriver, fully grown Gizzard Shad cut up in big pieces worked for the big blues. I cut a full size shad into 4 pieces and use an 8/0 hook


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Re: Best catfish bait [Re: 99guy] #14874561 05/13/20
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Re: Best catfish bait [Re: 99guy] #14874596 05/13/20
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We sometimes used rabbit guts for stock tank catfish. Shoot a rabbit with CCI Stingers. Instant fish bait.

Jumbo grasshoppers worked more than once when we could catch them 🤠


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Re: Best catfish bait [Re: 99guy] #14902206 05/22/20
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Small local fish.... like bluegill shad perch....
I have caught some big ones using live/dying bait.....

Re: Best catfish bait [Re: ribka] #14904756 05/23/20
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Originally Posted by ribka
freshly cut bluegills



Freshly cut or small ones alive.

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