Favorite Catfish Bait?

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  1. DarthRaider

    DarthRaider New Member

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    Besides the often-recommended fresh chicken liver, anyone had good luck with other baits for channel/flatnose cats? I will be on the Snake River.

    Thanks!
     
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    As kids one of the better baits we used were the cheapest rubbery hot dogs you could buy for a quarter or two. Break off a chunk, spit on it and we were into fish. Don't know what was in them that would attract the fish and pretty sure I didn't want too.o_O

    Mainly used them on the yellows in the local sloughs, but my dad took me up on the snake when I was around 13 or so and the cheap ass hot dogs worked well on the channel cats.
     
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    All my catfishin experience was in my younger days years ago down South in N.C., GA., MISS. & Texas.
    We used all you described plus big night crawlers, cheese balls and bacon fat trimmings. It all works, just gotta find em in the river & fish on the bottom.
    Good luck & remember that the best eatin catfish are the little ones (8-16"s)...
     
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    Thanks guys! I'll be fishing the Boise in Caldwell and Nyssa bridge once things warm up alittle. As a bonus, the small cats are easier to fit in the cooler too.
     
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    Good luck.....let us know how you do.
     
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    road kill cut up into chunks for the size fish your looking to catch and it's free
     
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