Re: NANFA-- Freckled Madtom Eating Behavior
Thu, 25 Mar 2004 00:04:36 EST

I'm not sure I understand what you guys are saying about catfish. While some
species can be caught on stink baits I have found that fresh even better live
bait is best for many species of catfish. Flatheads love live sunfish and most
other really like live worms or night crawlers. I used to run trot lines
regularly and I found that live bait out performs stink bait every time. Stink
bait was more likely to catch snapping turtles than catfish. Many times of would
alternate each hook on a trot line with a different bait, live crayfish, live
sunfish, night crawlers, or dough balls or chicken liver and some of the most
disgusting stink baits. The live baits always won out with more catches. I've
even caught channel cats on spinners a few times.

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