Fishing Tip Number 5 We’ve talked about discovering Catfish before, but we have not talked much about lure for all those delicious tasting fish. If you speak to a old catfish pros, they will say that the”stinkiest” lure you can find is the best bait you can find. I believe it is stupid to argue with a professional fisherman who’s recognized as an expert – since he’s had good success in catching fish already. But, I need to be a bit squeamish when it comes to receiving the vilest smelling bait in my palms. Oh, I do not mind some rather tough smelling things to receive my hands in, but a number of the’ole boys’ formulas are far beyond tough! You can’t get off it! Therefore, I want to speak with you about catfish bait that works and comes off your hands when you wash them. The first one I want to mention is hotdogs! Plain old hot dogs actually work on catfish and they’re simple to use when you’re baiting your hook. You can use some older ones that your spouse or significant other will throw away. You can use ones which you bought from the supermarket. Catfish either do not understand the difference or they simply don’t care. They’re difficult to have stay online, but I find that if you use a treble hook, then you’ll be better off by far. While this works, it will take a substantial amount of time and time you do not have your line in the water is time you won’t catch fish. I would rather hook the liver in another manner. I puncture a hole in the liver so that I can slide it on the end of the leader and down to the treble hook. I then puncture the liver so that it goes over each of the treble hooks. Do not make these holes any bigger than needed – just use the pointed hook and you’ll see it’s quite nicely secured. You’ll have the ability to cast this several times without losing your lure. Some of the largest catfish are caught at night. I’ve found that fishing for catfish at night could be great fun. I’d suggest a bit different bait for nighttime cat-fishing though. I find large shiners and shad work nicely and you can always rely on large juicy night crawlers. Bear in mind, the major catfish are active at night and you’ve got a fantastic likelihood of getting a large one in your line. I’d suggest a 20lb. Test and a rigid rod. You do not want to have the joy of hooking a large fish to be spoiled by dropping him to a broken line. Superior Fishing!