Use The Good Stuff Posted on January 8, 2019 by admin We’ve talked about finding Catfish before, but we haven’t talked much about bait for all those delicious tasting fish. If you speak to a old catfish pros, they will say that the”stinkiest” lure you can find is the best bait you can find. I find it stupid to argue with a professional fisherman who is recognized as an expert – since he’s had good success in catching fish already. But, I must be a bit squeamish when it comes to receiving the vilest smelling bait in my hands. Oh, I don’t mind some fairly tough smelling things to get my hands in, but a number of the’ole boys’ formulas are far beyond tough! I have used some of those recipes for catfish bait and the smell stays with you for days. You can’t get it off! Therefore, I would like to speak with you about catfish bait that works and still comes off your hands when you wash them. The first one I would like to mention is hotdogs! Plain old hot dogs really work on catfish and they are simple to use when you’re baiting your hook. You can use some older ones your spouse or significant other is going to throw away. You can use ones that you just bought from the supermarket. Catfish either don’t understand the difference or they simply don’t care. They are difficult to have stay online, but I find that if you use a treble hook, then you’ll be better off by far. While this works, it does take a substantial amount of time and time you do not have your line in the water is time you won’t catch fish. I prefer to hook the liver in another manner. First, I puncture a hole in the liver so that I can slide it over the end of the leader and down to the treble hook. Then I puncture the liver so it goes over each of the treble hooks. Do not make these holes any bigger than needed – just use the pointed hook and you’ll see it’s quite nicely secured. You will have the ability to cast this several times without losing your bait. Finally, I’d encourage you to fish for cats at night. If you haven’t tried this yet, you should. Some of the biggest catfish are caught at night. I’ve found that fishing for catfish at night could be great fun. I would suggest a little different bait for night cat-fishing though. I find large shiners and shad work nicely and you can always rely on large juicy night crawlers. Remember, the big catfish are active at night and you have a good chance of getting a large one on your line. I would suggest a 20lb. Test and a rigid rod. You do not want the joy of hooking a large fish to be spoiled by losing him to a broken line. Good Fishing!