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Newbie Help #13718238 10/02/20 06:59 PM
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Hey guys, I live pretty close to some nice bank access along the Brazos and am looking to hook into whatever catfish I can from the bank!

I was wondering if these guys (unsure of species) would be good to use as cut bait...

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Also I was planning on using a 2 oz (the current is pretty strong here) bank sinker on a sliding rig with a 7/0 circle hook and just letting it sit in a rod holder with a baitfeeder reel... If anyone has better suggestions or experience I'm all ears!

Side question, what are y'alls favorite hooks and size of hooks to use?

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Besides gizzard shad, green sunfish are the next best cut bait in my opinion. If the current is strong, I would opt for a 3 or 4oz no roll sinker. For bigger catfish, I prefer 8/0 circle hook and 5/0 for smaller. I use nothing but Team Catfish double action circle hooks. Check my youtube channel Prestige Catfish. I have some videos on catfish gear and catfish rigs that might be able to help you out.


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I'll check out your channel for sure! Thanks for the tip.

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Originally Posted by C DUBB
Besides gizzard shad, green sunfish are the next best cut bait in my opinion. If the current is strong, I would opt for a 3 or 4oz no roll sinker. For bigger catfish, I prefer 8/0 circle hook and 5/0 for smaller. I use nothing but Team Catfish double action circle hooks. Check my youtube channel Prestige Catfish. I have some videos on catfish gear and catfish rigs that might be able to help you out.

Very good info here^^^^^^^
I will add that as far as that for cut bait, I have done very good using the head, hooked through the eyes-

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