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#12201729 - 04/16/17 01:08 PM Squid for catfish
Misha Fisha Offline
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I have some leftover frozen squid from my last year's offshore trip (last year). Has anyone tried to use it as a bait to catch catfish? Squid is whole - about 6-8". I usually use chicken livers - but thought this might work as well.

Thanks

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#12201760 - 04/16/17 01:50 PM Re: Squid for catfish [Re: Misha Fisha]
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Works great for saltwater cats in bays. Don't know about freshwater cats. Would think if it stinks they would bite it.
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#12201771 - 04/16/17 02:24 PM Re: Squid for catfish [Re: Misha Fisha]
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Quite a few guys use shrimp on Lake Belton. I think anything that produces a fishy smell would work.
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#12201775 - 04/16/17 02:29 PM Re: Squid for catfish [Re: Misha Fisha]
Outfitter Nomore Offline
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Tried squid, Fished 3 poles side by side Shad, chicken w/dead red and squid. shad hit the most then chicken nary a nibble on squid. Maybe they just had a taste for shad.

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#12201994 - 04/16/17 06:34 PM Re: Squid for catfish [Re: Misha Fisha]
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Same here. Squid catches in the gulf but not so much in freshwater. Fishing the coast a lot I have brought home ribbon fish, sardines, Bonita, and most everything and caught blues. Nothing on squid. BTW ribbonfish or mackerel works the best.
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#12202672 - 04/17/17 09:19 AM Re: Squid for catfish [Re: Misha Fisha]
G Love Offline
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Just use shad. lol
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#12202692 - 04/17/17 09:30 AM Re: Squid for catfish [Re: Misha Fisha]
South Tex Fish Offline
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Squid is awesome on a jugline or trotline. Hold scent for a long time and pretty tough and stays on the hook. It's not fresh shad or live bait but when I set lines I always take a box with me.
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#12202751 - 04/17/17 09:55 AM Re: Squid for catfish [Re: Misha Fisha]
erittmueller Offline
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If slim jims, cheese, ivory soap, hot dogs, jello dough balls, etc etc etc work then so will squid.

Eric

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#12203008 - 04/17/17 12:01 PM Re: Squid for catfish [Re: Misha Fisha]
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Mostly channels ,small blues

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#12203587 - 04/17/17 05:15 PM Re: Squid for catfish [Re: Misha Fisha]
Misha Fisha Offline
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Thanks for the feedback. Might give it a try next time (freshwater).

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#12204747 - 04/18/17 09:55 AM Re: Squid for catfish [Re: Misha Fisha]
yakkityyak Offline
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use small squid and stuff the tubes with your favorite stink bait. best of both worlds. A bait that has smell and texture catfish like, and a way to keep your bait on the hook.

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#12205157 - 04/18/17 12:46 PM Re: Squid for catfish [Re: yakkityyak]
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Originally Posted By: yakkityyak
use small squid and stuff the tubes with your favorite stink bait. best of both worlds. A bait that has smell and texture catfish like, and a way to keep your bait on the hook.
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#12205160 - 04/18/17 12:46 PM Re: Squid for catfish [Re: KQT]
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Now that is a great idea
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#12205196 - 04/18/17 12:58 PM Re: Squid for catfish [Re: yakkityyak]
Misha Fisha Offline
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Originally Posted By: yakkityyak
use small squid and stuff the tubes with your favorite stink bait. best of both worlds. A bait that has smell and texture catfish like, and a way to keep your bait on the hook.


What do you think will work best as far as stink bait? Chicken livers?
For those that use chicken livers - do you let them sit in the sun for a couple of hours to give it the extra smell?

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#12205237 - 04/18/17 01:15 PM Re: Squid for catfish [Re: Misha Fisha]
erittmueller Offline
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Liver sucks compared to punch bait. Used to use liver almost exclusively but once discovered punch bait I've never touched it, even have a few tubs of liver in the freezer for almost a year. 1/2 the time I get more channels on punch bait than on cut shad. You also don't have to touch it!

Eric

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