BAIT SELECTION FOR CHANNEL CATFISH
catfish are the know scavengers of the three species and is
continuously being caught by anglers on a large array of offerings.
From hotdogs to soap. But here are the top bait choices that will help
to increase your chances for a more successful trip.
Night crawlers and worms, chicken livers, cut/live bait (minnows,
suckers, chubs, shiners, goldfish, shad, skipjack herring, bluegills)
catalpa worms, grasshoppers, frogs, crayfish, raw shrimp, and
Size of the bait will depend on the size of channel catfish you are targeting.
1 to 4 lbers. Use the smaller baits, 2-3 inch Minnows, worms and night
crawlers, quarter size cut bait, raw shrimp, chicken livers and
5 lbs. and larger. Use the larger bait choices, live whole or cut shad,
bluegills/heads, chubs/cut, suckers/cut, pretty much all of the above.
The larger mature channel catfish will take a larger bait, the more
natural baits listed, will increase your chances of landing a bigger