What bait will attract channel catfish?

What bait will attract channel catfish?

You can use various types of bait to be able to attract Channel Catfish. One that works very well for me is shrimp. Make sure you buy the shell on type of shrimp. the shell on them doesn’t help to attract the catfish. However, it will help you because it is easier to keep the bait on the hook. You don’t want the catfish to get it and run off with a free meal.
I buy the frozen shrimp and then leave them out for the day to take with me. By the time I am ready for some night fishing they will be thawed. They will also have a stronger odor and thus attract the catfish with ease. My second choice is night crawlers. Buy them the day before you go fishing and add a small amount of garlic powder to the soil. This will increase their scent and attract the channel catfish.


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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