Three best bait for catfish

It’s also important to know when to use the different types of bait for catfish. When you have an understanding on this, it will help you choose the best bait each time. There are different factors that will impact which bait you use. For example, the season in which you are fishing, the weather of that day you’re fishing and even what time of day or night you go fishing will all factor in.

When you learn to master which bait to use and when, you will be a catfish fishing pro in no time! Live bait can be used pretty much any time of day or night. You just need to remember to bring something along to keep it fresh, especially if you will be out on the water a long time.

Worms and minnows are a fishermen’s best friend and they’ve been used since fishing was done with a pole.
Worms can be fished in all types of water and during any season. Minnows are pretty much the same thing. Crawdads can be used in clear calm waters, clams work great in freshwater, and shrimp are mostly used in the spring and fall.

Stink baits can only be used in waters that are below sixty degrees or the smell will be too strong to be around so keep this in mind if you’re choosing this option. Cut baits also need to be used in cool waters but before using these make sure they’re legal in the area where you’re fishing. There are many states and areas within certain states that don’t allow cut bait at all and some that have special restrictions on how and when they’re used.

You can improve your cat fishing skills and reel in more catches when you use the right bait. Use this information to help you get started and do some experimenting until you learn which bait is the best to use in any given situation. When you’re equipped with the right knowledge, fishing for cats becomes a breeze. In addition to this knowledge, you will find that you learn more about the cats and what they like to eat with each trip that you make fishing. Experience leads to more knowledge and understanding of cat fishing.

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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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