What kind of bait to use for catfish?


Updated: 26th November 2019

<h2>Chicken Livers</h2>Sticky and smelly, chicken livers are a time-proven catfish bait. They're usually fished on a treble hook. <h2>Crawfish</h2>Like most things that swim, catfish love crawfish. Fished live or dead, they are effective on all species of cats.

Also to know is, what lures to use for catfish?

As most catfish anglers know, blue cats, channel cats and flatheads will eat darn near anything that fits in their mouths. Live baits work great, including minnows, worms, frogs, shad, chubs and even grasshoppers and cicadas.

How do you fish for catfish?

Simply add a float above the weight on a slip-sinker rig. Use this rig to drift bait slowly through wood-rich catfish lairs or over weed without snagging on bottom or in cover. Drifting a float also helps cover water from the bank. A jig head (link to the jig head article) tipped with bait will also catch catfish.

What is the best bait for catfish in a pond?

Baits. Natural baits are usually best for pond-raised catfish. Earthworms, insect larvae, such as mealworms or Catalpa worms, crawfish, shrimp and cut bait all work well. You can also try chicken livers, or prepared dough baits or stink baits.
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