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Big catfish bait #7618819
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Give me your preference for big flathead and channels out of three baits-bluegill, creek chubs or bullhead?

Re: Big catfish bait [Re: DWC] #7618822
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Used bluegill. Worked great have always heard bullheads were good bait but put them in the smoker. Hard to beat salted and smoked.

Re: Big catfish bait [Re: DWC] #7618832
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Bullheads, 100% better than the other two for BIG fish. 6-7" ones are best but a little smaller or bigger won't hurt a thing. Hook them up through the roof of the mouth they stay on the hook and they stay super lively.

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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
Bullheads, 100% better than the other two for BIG fish. 6-7" ones are best but a little smaller or bigger won't hurt a thing. Hook them up through the roof of the mouth they stay on the hook and they stay super lively.

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Your bait setup sure beats mine. Is that just chlorinated tap water?

Re: Big catfish bait [Re: DWC] #7618838
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Originally Posted by DWC
Your bait setup sure beats mine. Is that just chlorinated tap water?


It is but I put the stuff you get at Walmart to make chlorinated water safe for fish.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Tetra-Aq...er-Makes-Tap-Water-Safe-8-45-oz/16935661

I keep them for a month or more. I put a bucket of ice in there when its hot too.

Re: Big catfish bait [Re: DWC] #7618839
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ADC, what YouTube channel are your family Ditty Pole videos on?


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Originally Posted by J.Morse
ADC, what YouTube channel are your family Ditty Pole videos on?


https://www.youtube.com/user/snaretrapper/videos

I really need to get to the river and make some more. I have the bait but not the time at least not when the river has been down low enough to go.

Here's a short one.


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Thank you sir!

P.S. don't drive so fast, I'm having a hard time following you!


Re: Big catfish bait [Re: DWC] #7618851
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Around here on Kerr Lake we use live warmouthes, live shad, or live bream for flathead catfish. Big cut bait for blue catfish. Chicken livers, worms, cut bait, basically anything for channel cats.

Re: Big catfish bait [Re: ~ADC~] #7618856
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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
Originally Posted by J.Morse
ADC, what YouTube channel are your family Ditty Pole videos on?


https://www.youtube.com/user/snaretrapper/videos

I really need to get to the river and make some more. I have the bait but not the time at least not when the river has been down low enough to go.

Here's a short one.



Do you have a video or post or anything explaining about these poles you're using in that video?


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Re: Big catfish bait [Re: DWC] #7618899
07/04/22 06:58 AM
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Green sunfish are tougher than bluegill and goldfish work well too.


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Re: Big catfish bait [Re: DWC] #7618906
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I use green eared sunfish a lot. Those creek chubs you mentioned are a great channel cat bait. Smaller black perch (green eared sunfish) are too. My favorite channel cat bait is grass frogs. ( bull frogs are a horrible bait)

I been pretty busy here lately with work and my mom. I did get to fish a couple hours last Saturday with my son at the Melvern Reservoir outlet. Caught about an 8 pound flathead on a goldfish. I didnt even have time to catch bait. We ate it a week ago Sunday for supper.


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Re: Big catfish bait [Re: danny clifton] #7618949
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Bullheads

Re: Big catfish bait [Re: DWC] #7618955
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Whole bream.. hooked behind the head and in front of dorsal fin.


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Re: Big catfish bait [Re: DWC] #7618959
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Isnt brim a southern word for any small panfish or is it a real specis? if it is a single species post a picture if you dont mind. I am still confused as to what one is.


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Re: Big catfish bait [Re: DWC] #7618961
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Live Sunnies or bluegill for flathead is my second choice
First choice would be leopard frogs .


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Re: Big catfish bait [Re: danny clifton] #7618962
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
I use green eared sunfish a lot. Those creek chubs you mentioned are a great channel cat bait. Smaller black perch (green eared sunfish) are too. My favorite channel cat bait is grass frogs. ( bull frogs are a horrible bait)

I been pretty busy here lately with work and my mom. I did get to fish a couple hours last Saturday with my son at the Melvern Reservoir outlet. Caught about an 8 pound flathead on a goldfish. I didnt even have time to catch bait. We ate it a week ago Sunday for supper.


Is your grass frog what we call leopard frogs? That would be my #1 by far, but i dont know a place to consistently get them. Ive been known to jump off a moving mower to chase those.

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These frogs. When it gets dry and not much dew they have to go to water. Ponds, big mud holes etc. I shine a bright light on them at night and just grab them like would big eatin size bullfrog. I never caught a flat head on one only channel and blue cats. did catch a flathead on a big crawdad though once.


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Re: Big catfish bait [Re: DWC] #7618969
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For flathead a frogs A frog.
They just like em' live


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330, how are you fishing them to catch flatheads?


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