Catfish Bait : Details on How Big Cats on Clam Meat and Crayfish Details Here!

By: mark fleagle

Selecting the right catfish bait can sometimes be frustrating but if you hit the right combination it can be quite rewarding. One type of catfish bait that few catfish anglers use very seldom is crayfish and clams. Our article today will concentrate on how to fish these catfish baits effectively to catch some nice catfish.!br>
Believe it or not clams and other mollusc's are part of the diet of both blue catfish and channel catfish and they make great catfish bait. You can find them in just about any body of water that is not polluted. Clams are easy to keep alive just put them in your bait bucket with some water from where you caught them and they will last for weeks as long as you keep the water at a cool temperature.
The best way to fish with clam meat is to either impel the meat into all three barbs on a 1/0 to 3/0 treble hook or enclose them in a mesh and place them on the hook. The best fish rigs to use for clams are a slip sinker rig or a fixed sinker rig both work equally well. There are some catfish anglers who also use a slip bobber rig for suspended catfish.
You can either fish clam meat fresh or you can take the meat and soak it in sour milk for about three to 4 days. The smell of the spoiled clams drives big cats nuts!
Crayfish also make excellent catfish bait and they are a under used bait also.Crayfish and other crustaceans give off a distinct scent that attracts catfish and other game fish from great distances and fishing them alive or dead is acceptable.
To fish for catfish using crayfish you can either fish them alive or by using just the tails. You need to use crayfish that are between 3 and 4 inches long. If you are going to fish them alive clip the big pinchers off. They don't look so intimidating then to smaller catfish. A good way to hook live crayfish is by pushing the hook through the bony horn in between there eyes, or through the next to the last segment of the tail. To fish crayfish dead cut off their tails and hook then the tail through the middle segment.
Well folks that concludes our article about crayfish catfish bait and clam catfish bait We sincerely hope you use our fishing information on your next fishing trip Good Luck!

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