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#2432330 - 07/07/08 10:44 AM Best Catfish Bait
AbileneAngler Offline
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Registered: 03/08/08
Posts: 153
Loc: Sunnyvale, TX
I know that I'm about to start a riot, but I want to know what kind of catfish bait is the best. Now I will go ahead and say that I am partial to Danny King's punch bait. Does anyone think that there is a better bait to pull in cats?
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#2432504 - 07/07/08 11:52 AM Re: Best Catfish Bait [Re: AbileneAngler]
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shad
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#2432565 - 07/07/08 12:10 PM Re: Best Catfish Bait [Re: kodys'papa]
TopCat Guide Service aka WhiskerRay Offline
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I have heard of several but until Dk blood plug quits working for me, I wont quit it. I cannot fight them off of the bait. I am going to order some of the sure shot to have more options. I guess it depends on where your fishing also. I am in river channels with muddy bottoms. I have not had that much luck with shad where I am at.
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#2432607 - 07/07/08 12:24 PM Re: Best Catfish Bait [Re: TopCat Guide Service aka WhiskerRay]
tomnt Offline
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Live shad, nightcrawlers, chicken liver....take your pick. thumb

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#2434792 - 07/08/08 06:31 AM Re: Best Catfish Bait [Re: tomnt]
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Registered: 06/11/04
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Loc: Lake Lewisville
If you're looking for a prepared bait, Secret 7 dip bait is hard to beat. Side by side it's been outfishing punch bait 4 fish to 1 on Lewisville. I've talked to several other guys that are seeing similar results as well. If you're wanting a natural bait, shad will be your best bet.

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#2435017 - 07/08/08 07:46 AM Re: Best Catfish Bait [Re: AbileneAngler]
LEONRIVER Offline
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Loc: Moody Texas
No. 1 shad No 2. cut bait

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#2435190 - 07/08/08 08:35 AM Re: Best Catfish Bait [Re: LEONRIVER]
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Loc: Burleson Texas
I think the best bait is the bait you have the most confidence in day in and day out.. Having said that is is hard to beat fresh shad .. You will catch your better fish on it, cut or whole..As far a prepaired punch baits I have tryed them all with decents results coming off of DKs, and secret7... The best punch or dip bait I have used over the years has to be Sonnys punchbait.. I caught a total of 16 cats in the 1 to 5 pound range last night, 10 were on sonnys 0 on DK 2 on shrimp 4 the bigger fish on frozen shad.
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#2435205 - 07/08/08 08:41 AM Re: Best Catfish Bait [Re: Bigblue or Gaspergoo]
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#2436656 - 07/08/08 02:35 PM Re: Best Catfish Bait [Re: buffaloman chris]
catfisher08 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/08
Posts: 194
Loc: Austin, Texas
Cut shad! Either I got no hit at all or a big one banana

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#2437235 - 07/08/08 05:16 PM Re: Best Catfish Bait [Re: catfisher08]
Fishinboy Offline
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Registered: 05/12/08
Posts: 127
Loc: Azle, TX
well, i agree with everyone except for one thing...for a long time i have heard big flat heads will only eat live bait(perch, shad, etc), well my dad and i made a trip to texoma last weekend and both of us ended up with 15+lbs flat heads, lots of 2 and 3 pound blues, one that was 13.2lbs and about a dozen 4 to 5 pound channels.

i like secret7, live shad, fresh cut shad, DK's...

but for the past 6 months all i have used is SureShot and i have caught more fish than all the times fishing previous put together. i just can't beat it!!!

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#2441350 - 07/09/08 07:23 PM Re: Best Catfish Bait [Re: kodys'papa]
Matt Mayfield Offline
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Registered: 01/26/07
Posts: 517
Loc: Weatherford, Tx
Originally Posted By: kodys'papa
shad



I fish for bass but I am trying to branch out and catch some big cats. This may sound dumb but Do you use live shad on a hook and bobber or cut it up and fish it on the bottom?????
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#2444427 - 07/10/08 05:00 PM Re: Best Catfish Bait [Re: AbileneAngler]
smith111 Offline
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Registered: 06/12/07
Posts: 45
Loc: abilene,tx
Hey there Abilene Angler. I'm from Tye. Where do you normally fish? Kirby mostly here

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#2444442 - 07/10/08 05:11 PM Re: Best Catfish Bait [Re: Bobby-Catfishing]
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Registered: 02/04/04
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Loc: Lake Tawakoni, Tx
Originally Posted By: Bobby-Catfishing
If you're looking for a prepared bait, Secret 7 dip bait is hard to beat. Side by side it's been outfishing punch bait 4 fish to 1 on Lewisville. I've talked to several other guys that are seeing similar results as well. If you're wanting a natural bait, shad will be your best bet.


I find that very hard to beleive, but...I can't say that i've used the Secret 7.

I have much better than average results w/ Mr. Whisker's. Plus, it's not just about the baits ability to generate strikes, it's also the efficiently of the bait.
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#2444475 - 07/10/08 05:25 PM Re: Best Catfish Bait [Re: AbileneAngler]
Trapper Offline
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Registered: 05/19/08
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Loc: Lake Arrowhead, Clay Co., Texa...
Originally Posted By: AbileneAngler
I know that I'm about to start a riot, but I want to know what kind of catfish bait is the best. Now I will go ahead and say that I am partial to Danny King's punch bait. Does anyone think that there is a better bait to pull in cats?

I'll make you a deal. Bring your Danny King bait and your tackle to Lake Arrowhead. I'll furnish the boat and gas and we will see who catches the most fish. I'll be using Bill Roger's Cheesebait. fish
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#2445104 - 07/10/08 08:02 PM Re: Best Catfish Bait [Re: TopCat Guide Service aka WhiskerRay]
CatfishMike Offline
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Registered: 03/13/07
Posts: 1611
Loc: White Settlement

If you are fishing river channels that have a muddy bottom, you might look on the bank next to the water line and and a few feet on shore to see if you can spot any worm holes. These would be what we called sod worms back in Kansas. They are terrific for catching catfish and flatheads from the rivers.


Originally Posted By: WhiskerRay
I have heard of several but until Dk blood plug quits working for me, I wont quit it. I cannot fight them off of the bait. I am going to order some of the sure shot to have more options. I guess it depends on where your fishing also. I am in river channels with muddy bottoms. I have not had that much luck with shad where I am at.

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