If you have tried fishing in areas that have had catfish in them before or that should have them around, there could be a few different reasons why they aren’t biting. One of them may be that there’s not any bait in the area.
There is an old method of going out a day or two before you go cat fishing and throwing out some kind of bait that will lure them in eventually, until you go fishing. Here are a few of those baits you can use:
1. Store Bought Bucket Bait- This nasty stuff can be bought at some bait shops and stinks, so get it out in the water as soon as you can! You can just toss it out in the water with the rope attached to a rock, jug, or your boat and wait for it to saturate the whole area with stink!
2. Sour Corn- Soak some corn in water for a few days and let it sour. Once it starts to swell up with water and stink, throw a bucket out in the area you’ll be fishing in. You can also bring some with you on your fishing trip to toss out handfuls throughout the night.
3. Cat food- Tie on a few cans of cat food with holes in them to a screw fastened in the top. Let them set and do their magic. It’s kind of ironic how catfish like cat food!
4. Dog Food- Catfish like dog food as well, so throw out a couple or handfuls in the area you are fishing in throughout the day and night.
5. Dead Chickens- Tie dead chickens to limbs that are hanging out over the water about a week before you go fishing. This will cause bugs and larvae to eventually fall into the water, attracting both bait fish and game fish.
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