There’s a lot that goes into being successful catching blue catfish.
The right bait, the right presentation in the right area at the right time and then the magic happens.
The foundation of that success is having the right catfish bait. For most catfish anglers targeting blue catfish the best bait is going to be fresh shad or skipjack herring.
Sure, there’s other baits that work and there may be better options during certain times of the year but as a general rule shad or skipjack herring are going to be the first choice.
I’m of the opinion that learning to locate and catch shad are essential to being a successful catfish angler.
I also believe that learning how to pattern and find shad can do more for you to learn to pattern blue catfish than just about anything else you can learn.
Find the bait, you find the fish.
I’ve covered a ton of information on shad in the past and even wrote a book on how to catch shad but still get lots of questions.
It’s something I hadn’t touched on in a while so I filmed a quick video clip with a tip to help you with catching shad at night. It’s one of the most basic tips there is on locating and catching shad there is but it’s also something a lot of people don’t know.
Check out this video on catching shad at night (and watch me catch a bonus carp in my cast net also).
For more in depth information on locating and catching shad check out the How To Catch Shad book here.
Here’s The Video
For even more resources on locating and catching shad check out the links below: