A Guide to Catfish Bait on the Mississippi River

How to Choose Your Bait

Choosing which bait to use may seem a little confusing for many people especially if you have not done a lot of catfish fishing in the past. However, it really is not very complicated. With the catfish being the type of species that will eat just about anything, it would be really hard to choose something that wouldn’t work.

Now having said that, it is important for you to understand some bait will simply work much better in some areas than they will in others. The key is to find out what they are. However, the best way to determine what works the best is through trail and error. You just need to take the time to do a lot of experimenting. The bait that works the best may surprise even the avid angler.

Make sure that you always carry a variety of bait along with you for all of your fishing trips when catfish fishing on the Mississippi River. If one type of bait does not seem to be working the way you would like for it to, then you can switch off and use something different instead of calling it a night and having to go home empty handed.

You can also enlist the help of the locals by asking other anglers what types of baits they have had success with in different areas. Many of them will be happy to share this information with you and it would give you an advantage by having some idea of what to start with when you go out. Catfish fishing will continue to be one of the most sought after species in Mississippi. You can be among the anglers that reel in their limit in no time at all when you use this guide to catfish bait on the Mississippi River to help you get started.

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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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