- Chicken Livers for Deep Water Channel Catfish.
- Asian Carp for Catfish Bait.
- Crawfish Dead or Alive.
- Nightcrawlers for All Around Channel Catfish.
- Stink Bait, the Smelly Catfish Bait.
- Punch Bait with Treble Hook.
How deep do you fish for channel catfish?
Most of the fishing I do for channel catfish is done in water five feet deep or less and a far more effective rig for channel catfish in shallow water is a slip bobber rig if you’re not Secret Catfish Rig.
How do you attract channel catfish?
Catfish Fishing Baits To Use:
Whether you use minnows, shad, bream or sunfish, catfish will eat the food that is natural to that lake, river, or pond. Channel catfish, however, will eat the stinkiest kind of bait. Chicken livers and stink baits seem to do very well when catching channel catfish.
What do channel catfish like to bite on?
Channel cats will also bite fresh dead shad, perch, bluegill used whole or in chunks as well as minnows and a variety of other dead and live baits. Natural baits are going to be a better option if your goal is to catch larger channel catfish.