Hot spots

#11
I hooked a 2-3 pounder on a night crawler at earl scott pong about a month ago. Some old timer out there was saying they recently stocked the place with channel cats.
 
#12
South Side Lions Park and Miller's Pond are stocked with catfish. I've had more luck at Miller's. Next stocking dates are: Sept 30, Oct 14, Oct 28. Hope this helps. # 8 treble hook with stink bait ( CJ's Punch Bait) works wonders. Can also use hot dogs, shrimp.
 
#13
Catfish stink bait ( chicken liver & chicken blood ) works best !! Well for me that is . I fish millers all the time and atleast catch 3 within the hour using that stink bait
 
#17
I don't have tape or a scale so I can't say exactly how big it is but they look good to me. I just left millers about 20 mins ago
I just noticed your rig. It looks like a dropper rig withe the weight on TOP and the bait on bottom... Is that correct? I may have been fishing for catfish all wrong, LOL! How do you keep the stink bait on that plain looking hook? I'm obviously doing something wrong, because I never catch anything at Miller's...
 
#18
I just noticed your rig. It looks like a dropper rig withe the weight on TOP and the bait on bottom... Is that correct? I may have been fishing for catfish all wrong, LOL! How do you keep the stink bait on that plain looking hook? I'm obviously doing something wrong, because I never catch anything at Miller's...
Look up slip sinker rig. Best all around kitty rig in my opinion.
 
#19
I just noticed your rig. It looks like a dropper rig withe the weight on TOP and the bait on bottom... Is that correct? I may have been fishing for catfish all wrong, LOL! How do you keep the stink bait on that plain looking hook? I'm obviously doing something wrong, because I never catch anything at Miller's...
im not sure if it's an actual rig but seems to work for me. And I use rubber gloves hold the stink bait and just mash it on the hook.
 
#20
I just noticed your rig. It looks like a dropper rig withe the weight on TOP and the bait on bottom... Is that correct? I may have been fishing for catfish all wrong, LOL! How do you keep the stink bait on that plain looking hook? I'm obviously doing something wrong, because I never catch anything at Miller's...
Try treble hooks ( # 6, # 8) with punchbait, can even put hotdogs on treble hooks - but setting the hook at the right time since catfish like to suck up the bait. Also 3 way swivels - circle/kahle hooks with shrimp work too. The size of the catfish ranges from 9-20". They stock average 12" catfish. I've caught 19" ers. A fellow angler said he got a 36" once - must have been there for a few years.