Anglers use an amazing variety of baits to catch channel catfish. Natural baits including minnows, sunfish, shad, chubs, worms, frogs, crawfish and even grasshoppers work great whether dead or alive.
Some superb enticements are even found in grocery stores—things like poultry livers, chicken breasts, shrimp, hot dogs, cheese and Spam.
Don’t forget stinkbaits, either, whether homemade or store-bought. They smell horrible, but catfish find the taste and aroma tempting.
You can usually employ these baits just by putting them on a hook, but smart anglers...