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An old friend taught me this recipe for a great inexpensive bait that will catch eating-size channel catfish better than almost anything. Buy a package of hot dogs. (The cheapest brands work great.) Cut them into bite-sized pieces. Put the pieces in a zip-seal plastic bag. Add two or three heaping tablespoons of chopped garlic and one package of unsweetened strawberry Kool-Aid. Add enough water to fill the bag about halfway full, zip shut and refrigerate overnight. Put a piece of hot dog on…

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How To Catch Big Catfish - The Best Baits for Giant Flatheads and Big Blues


bait-for-catfish - I love this idea! I hate having my chicken livers snatched by some catfish determined to just suck the bait instead of biting it.


Best bait for catfish in the lower 48 states, Listed some of the proven baits out there what works and doesn't work.


We all have our go-to catfish baits, but some work better than others. See the best secret catfish baits you need to know about at Game & Fish.

Here’s a great catfish bait you can keep secret from your friends that requires no mixing, stirring or gagging. Buy a bottle of anise extract, which smells like licorice, in the spice and extract section of your supermarket. All catfish love this stuff. When you get to the lake or river, pour a little in a plastic container and drop in a sponge hook. Let the sponge absorb the extract, then cast it to a spot where a hungry catfish is likely to be waiting for dinner. Grip your rod tightly. If…


Carp Fishing. Chickpeas is my No. 10 best carp bait. Find out all you need to know about this classic carp bait. Including where best to buy them.