Catfish Bait Tips – What To Use Depends On Where You Are

Shrimp is always a big hit when it comes to catfish fishing. Shrimp can be fresh or frozen whichever you prefer and they work the best when used in the spring and fall months.

Minnows are one of the most popular types of catfish bait that can be used any time of the year. You can also use minnows in any type of water regardless of whether or not it’s clear or muddy.

Clams are a great bait to use when fishing for catfish in freshwater. Fresh clams will normally work better than frozen ones but both can be used. They are the prefect bait for night fishing during the summer months.

Using the right bait for the time of year you go catfish fishing and for the type of environment you are fishing in will help to improve your overall success each time you go catfish fishing.

Homemade Catfish Baits

Homemade catfish bait covers a wide variety of baits such as cheese baits, dough balls, stink baits and so forth. Many anglers believe that homemade catfish bait is the very best that you can use. There are some recipes that have been passed down from one generation to another and kept as a family secret. Many of the anglers that have these secret recipes wouldn’t consider using anything else because they have always received great results with their homemade baits.

Even if you don’t have your own family recipe you can still enjoy all the benefits these baits have to offer. You can buy homemade bait from many of the bait and tackle shops or you can use the Internet to find recipes that others are willing to share. If you have never used any type of homemade catfish bait, then you should give it a try at least once. You may discover that it is some of the best baits you have ever used.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow catfish fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on catfish fishing since 2004.

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