I tried that last time with the ones I caught, and had a couple nice bites, but didn't bring anything in. I cut them up to use as bait. Should I have just used them live?Try fishing with a live bluegill or Crappie i have heard both produce some nice flatties..
I read that crayfish is good catfish bait for this time of the year. Have you ever heard anything about that?Ya, I would definitely choose Mosquito over Berlin. But if you do go to berlin, stop in at A/C Fish and Game and see if they got any frozen shad or live creek chubs. Those are 2 of my favorite baits and last time I was at A/C they had both.
I would try both 1 pole out with Cut and one out with live.. both should produce. I have heard that crayfish is good to use around the rock that line the banks..never tried it myself have always used cut or live bait.I tried that last time with the ones I caught, and had a couple nice bites, but didn't bring anything in. I cut them up to use as bait. Should I have just used them live?
My favorite is live perch, but cats will eat anything. ive caught them on pickles, bubble gum, cantaloupe, hot dog, pepperoni. think of somthing and give it a try, you might find your "magic" bait.
Where would be a good spot to concentrate on?If you have a small boat, Punderson State Park is one of the best kept secrets for channel cats. The problem is though, that you almost HAVE to have a boat to catch anything and the lake is electrics only. ODNR stocks in 5000 young channels every odd numbered year and has been doing so for quite some time. There are really only about 1-2 dozen people who fish there regularly for cats, so there are a ton of them and some real pigs in there.