Garlic soaked chicken breast is my #2 preferred bait in RayBob but I fish way back in the trees mostly cool weather. Bluegill work good, about like chicken breast for me. The store by the dam has bluegills. Of course nuttin beats Shad if you can get some. No reason cut bait like carp or buffalo won't be good up there.
I soak the chicken strips in minced garlic overnite and cut into 2" chunks on a #8 octopus hook or circle hook. Easy to use and not a lot of mess. Stays on the hook until something eats it.
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