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Catfish Fishing Gear & Accessories

5 Great Catfish Baits For Spring Fishing

by Stephen D. Carpenteri   |  April 24th, 2012 27

Most fishermen consider catfish a great summertime target, but catfish eat the year ’round and can be caught in early spring if you use the proper bait and tackle.

No matter what the time of year, catfish do most of their feeding within inches of the rocks, mud and gravel bottoms of lakes, ponds and rivers. The occasional catfish is caught by fishermen using lures to tempt other species, but 90 percent of whiskerfish are suckers that will fall for a wide variety of live, dead or cut baits.

Here’s a look at five sure-fire spring catfish baits that are cheap, plentiful and easy to use.

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