Most catfish fisherman use baits like cut baits, chicken livers, night crawlers, shrimp, stink baits and all kinds of home made concoctions. Although these baits are the most commonly used by most catfish hunters, they are generally the most costly, as well.
As the stories of fishermen and their folklore get passed down from generation to generation, the following are some of the most unique catfish baits known to fisherman around the world. You may have already heard of one or two of the following , but these more rare and least costly types of baits may leave you scratching your head!
- SOAP….. Many catfish fishermen have reported that using Ivory soap is the best! Many other brands of bar soap have strong scents that tend to be less effective because they contain a lot more additives. If you are looking for a cheap and unique bait give ivory soap a try.
- FRUIT….. Believe it or not, many fruits make a great bait for catfish. The types of fruits can range from apples to bananas to more exotic types of fruits. Persimmons have been suggested as one of the best, though the ripe season for these and accessibility is regionally focused. Hint: Try using a fruit that stays on a hook the best.