On a recent guided trip, that’s exactly what he did, and they were able to hook up with twenty-seven channel cats and one blue cat. Encouraging the bite is his use of dip bait right now. CatDaddy says the warmer the water is, the better, because as soon as the bait hits the water, the scent disperses and starts working automatically, attracting the catfish. If you are using dip bait during these hot days, CatDaddy will also dish a quick tip to keep it from liquifying. How does he rig up a winning dip bait set-up? CatDaddy tells Jim and Trav that he prefers a hefty and strong treble hook with a ¼ ounce weight sitting right on top. Then, using a piece of hat sponge, he puts it right over the treble hook and dips it in his bait. The porous sponge really absorbs the dip bait, and even the weight that is sitting right on top of the hook gets covered. At that point, you’re ready to rock and roll.
You can learn from the pro himself and spend a day on the water perfecting his tricks of the trade. CatDaddy is a professional guide and offers fun trips at a really affordable rate – supplying everything you need from gear to drinks, epic stories and at the end of the day, he’ll even fillet all your fish. Tune in this week to find out more about effectively targeting catfish in warm water, using dip bait and more!