Live bait is the best IMO with hornworms or tobacco worms one of the best baits I have ever used for Catfish but its hard to find them nowdays..I have used liver, shrimp, cut shad, cut mullet, cut panfish and cheap hot dogs out of the grocery story have all produced at one time or another for me..Crayfish are good also...
Nothing seems to move faster on this planet than time ...
Deer liver works pretty good for channel cats, but nothing beats fresh cut bait, in my experience. We probably catch a couple thousand pounds of cats a year on fresh cut bait. We've tried everything over the years. Most things work, but cut bait works better.
I had a significant increase in size and quantity of fish caught once we started catching shad in cast nets and using them as bait. It was like night and day the difference between chicken livers, worms, etc. Match the hatch as they say.
Deer heart is too tasty to waste on fish bait.hard to beat fresh shad or bream
I was told 2 things
creek mouths or bridge
We have creeks but no bridges close in gaston for me.
I find them time to time but not enough so I carry other bait.
Just need to learn more about them.
Last edited by Mr.Gadget; 11-30-2016 at 07:23 PM.
In the fall winter they will be in the sheltered areas usually, creeks are a good place. And like I said they will be in large schools, easily seen on electronics. Yes, structure like bridges are excellent places. Again they will be deep as it gets colder.