Threadfin shad and gizzard shad is one of the most popular and effective baits for catching blue catfish that there is. These bait fish can be fished whole and threaded on a hook or cut into chunks and put onto a hook (commonly referred to as "cut bait").
Whether you want to target big monster trophy blue catfish or smaller catfish cut shad can be an excellent catfish bait for you to use.
In this video, we walk you through the process of cutting shad for catfish bait and using this as "cut bait" for catching blue catfish.
*This video shows fish being cut up to be used as bait. If that might upset you, you shouldn't watch it.*
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