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I recently had a thought and I figure at least one of you guys have thought of too and tried it. I hear that carp is a good cutbait for catfish. I wonder if blues that have been in the freezer a little too long would work for catfish?

We usually eat blues pretty soon after we catch them. But a couple months ago, my wife told me that she had just thrown out 1-2 bluefish fillet. We must have missed them when we ate them last. Then it occured to me that it may have been a good catfish bait.

Anone ever tried it?
 

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I have never caught big cats on them but I have caught 2-15lb fish. I sprinkle garlic on too, sometimes some menhaden oil. I've used a lot of different fish for cat bait but in all cases nothing beats fresh. Most cats are scavengers anyway. Smaller they are the less picky they are too.
 
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Right now with the water temps dropping use livebait. They get real aggressive this time of year. I usally do well with live whiteperch. Yesterday I got a 38lber using perch on a floatrig, that was alot of fun. I use cutbait but not until Nov. White Fin Food Walking shoe Fish
 

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A catfish will eat anything. I don't think the choice of bait is as important as freshness of bait is. Growing up people always told me catfish bait had to stink and you had to smell like a pole cat when you got home.

You catch more off fresh dead than rot dead.
 
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