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#10966282 - 07/09/15 02:00 PM Will cut bait catch Channel cats?
Landon Frazier Offline

Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 24
I was wondering if cut bait would work well for channel catfish. I have used all kinds of prepared baits with decent success but I wanted to try something new.

#10966289 - 07/09/15 02:04 PM Re: Will cut bait catch Channel cats? [Re: Landon Frazier]
Cat finder Offline

Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 273
Loc: Dallas, Texas
All I use for channels is carp cut into 1x2 or 1x3 chunks. Works like a charm and drum like it as well.
If the fish don't bite your not baiting right...

#10966452 - 07/09/15 02:52 PM Re: Will cut bait catch Channel cats? [Re: Landon Frazier]
Jimbo Offline
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Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 15151
Loc: South Texas
Catch channels all the time on Calaveras Lake using cut shad and cut talapia.
The cut bait allows the oils to flow which attracts the cats, and the heads work the best.
Just one more cast!

#10966632 - 07/09/15 03:43 PM Re: Will cut bait catch Channel cats? [Re: Landon Frazier]
G Love Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1651
Loc: Weatherford, TX
Shad will catch everything.

#10966866 - 07/09/15 04:57 PM Re: Will cut bait catch Channel cats? [Re: Landon Frazier]
uncle_bagster Online   content
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 2154
Shad is the best, but cut-up bluegill and drum are also good. Unlike baits like worms, minners, or dip bait, you can toss out a chunk of cut bait and not have to worry about bait stealers as much.

#10967935 - 07/10/15 08:49 AM Re: Will cut bait catch Channel cats? [Re: G Love]
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Registered: 11/18/09
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Loc: Denton County
Originally Posted By: G Love
Shad will catch everything.


Cut baits are great for channels.
Originally Posted By: Lannie Robertson
"Whoop..Their it is".

#10968783 - 07/10/15 02:43 PM Re: Will cut bait catch Channel cats? [Re: Landon Frazier]
tiny Offline
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Registered: 01/15/03
Posts: 1060
Loc: Lake Keystone, Oklahoma
cut bluegill is the best channelcat bait I"ve found .. cut shad is good too. the fresher the better too ... cut from live and the bigguns won't turn it down... bluegill is the main forage for channelcat in ponds too so ya can't go wrong with that . gotta fish where the channelcat are though .. I target logs and root balls in 2 ft or less water when I go after channels as they don't like direct sunlight and prefer that shallow water compared to the deeper water

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