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    Hey guys i was wandering what kind of bait yall use to catch big catfish.
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    Catfishing
    For Flatheads...Live bait!! For Others...Anything that stinks lol

    I use live Blue-Gill (Bream) about hand size or white perch when I can Find them..They stay Frisky alot longer...I don't do much good on Warmouth Bream either...Fresh frisky Bait is the Key with Flatheads where I Fish...I scrape the side a little just enough to get some scent out, Hook him in the Back shallow and Toss'em out...Notice I said Toss because as you know Blue-Gill are fairly easy to catch around the bank and when you sling them into deeper water that gets colder as they go Deeper, The Fish go into Shock and Die!! before they even hit the bottom...And if you really sling'em wayyy Out, they are dead before they Hit the water because they are not used to flying and therefore once again, the shock kills them and Dead Bait isn't frisky lol...You might not believe this but I rarely ever Catfish in water deeper than 6 Foot unless I'm using pool Noodles for Channel cats...The Big Fish prowl at night looking for a free easy meal and you will be surprised at how shallow they will be...Also silence is Golden for Big Fish...Even a loud conversation will send sound waves down your line and spook the Cats...I even took all 10 of my 6500s apart and bent the clicker so it wouldn't be so loud because alot of times they (The Big Cats) will sense that resistance and drop the bait...Look me up on High Rock sometime..I know some Good spots. I got carried away there but yeah...Live hand-size Bluegill for the Big ones and nothing under 4 inches.
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    Ok thanks again GT for the advice i have been trying to catch them with dead brim but not much luck.
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    Catfishing
    The other person who commented gave some good advise if your fishing Highrock only. I guide for catfish on badin abd Tillery if your looking for some info about those lakes shoot me an email at roberttomasek@belslouth.net.
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    ok thanks tomahawk i will do that.
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    If it lives in the lake you are fishing in, the big cats will eat it, fresh cut or live.
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    redneck, It's been dead in the lake lately so I went to river..Had a water pump issue today so I hope my Motor is ok but anyway...Here's a few pictures from my last trip.

    Sorry for the sorry Pictures...They are Cell phone Pictures
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    Thanks guys
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