12 Great Catfish Baits
By: Jeff Samsel
Catching any kind of fish begins with putting baits where the fish are ' that includes catfish baits
That simple fact acknowledged, an angler’s offerings also must appeal to the fish. For many species of game fish, lure sizes, shapes, movements and colors, and types of presentations all figure prominently into the equation of making an offering appealing.
For catfish, which feed mostly by smell and taste, it is all about using the right kind of bait.
Of course, different species and sizes of cats prefer different kinds of meals, and some offerings lend themselves better to specific styles of catfishing than do others. Also, catfish are just like other kinds of fish – and people for that matter –in the sense that their preferences vary from day to day.
One day’s hot catfish bait commonly may not yield much the next day, with no obvious change in conditions. With that in mind, you are wise to set the table with at least a couple of different kinds of baits and allow the cats to dictate their preferences.
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