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#11047607 - 08/17/15 04:26 PM Bait tips.
Trajan82 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/04/15
Posts: 2
Hello everyone.

I have recently gotten back into fishing after not picking up a rod for a number of years. I have access to a local park with a large fishing pond where you can keep what you catch. I have been going out one or two evenings for the past few weeks and seeing what I can get. I have had a little luck mostly at dark.

I am looking to see if anyone has similar experience on small bodies of water and can recommend a bait to try. I have tried shrimp, chicken hearts, and worms. The only luck I have had is on the chicken hearts. I'm not a big fan of stinkbaits because I used them a lot as a kid and never had much success. Of course, that was a long time ago and they may have come a long way in the intervening years.

Any ideas?

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#11047619 - 08/17/15 04:33 PM Re: Bait tips. [Re: Trajan82]
HolyGrail Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/13/12
Posts: 372
Loc: Little Elm
Try some dough or punch bait on a treble hook under a cork. Or minnows...

I used to use Catfish Charley Blood Bait back when I fished for channel cats, but there are a number of baits that'll work that won't smell as bad.
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#11047635 - 08/17/15 04:41 PM Re: Bait tips. [Re: Trajan82]
Trajan82 Offline
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Registered: 08/04/15
Posts: 2
Catfish Charley is what I remember using as a kid. Never caught a single thing on it. My grandfather always used bait shrimp and sprayed a little WD40 on them.

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#11047644 - 08/17/15 04:44 PM Re: Bait tips. [Re: Trajan82]
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TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 3669
Loc: Longview, Tx
It's hard to beat catalpa worms if you have access to any.

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#11047648 - 08/17/15 04:46 PM Re: Bait tips. [Re: Trajan82]
K.G Offline
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Registered: 05/06/08
Posts: 1653
Loc: o
welcome
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#11047688 - 08/17/15 05:05 PM Re: Bait tips. [Re: Trajan82]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 2201
Live bait from the body of water you're fishing is usually the best.

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#11049886 - 08/18/15 05:44 PM Re: Bait tips. [Re: Trajan82]
Chemdawg Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 1236
give me a shout i can hook you up

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#11050666 - 08/19/15 08:21 AM Re: Bait tips. [Re: Trajan82]
Mark Ray Offline
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Registered: 05/06/10
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Loc: Arlington, TX
Here is a tip a lot of people don't think of but makes a huge difference. Make sure your hands don't have any chemicals on them that are going to rub off on your bait and turn off a catfish from biting. For example don't pump gas before going fishing.
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#11051044 - 08/19/15 11:21 AM Re: Bait tips. [Re: Trajan82]
Big Sam Offline
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Registered: 08/20/08
Posts: 645
Loc: Arkansas
catch some gizzard shad and fish the gut-pocket...it will tell ya whats in the water....& I agree with Mark I wear disposable gloves when cutting bait and putting it on the hook no human scent...
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#11053365 - 08/20/15 12:04 PM Re: Bait tips. [Re: Mark Ray]
TX0303 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/19/15
Posts: 104
Loc: WilCo
Originally Posted By: Mark Ray
Here is a tip a lot of people don't think of but makes a huge difference. Make sure your hands don't have any chemicals on them that are going to rub off on your bait and turn off a catfish from biting. For example don't pump gas before going fishing.

or put on sunscreen

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