Also a good catfish bait is hotdogs cut in 3/4 in chunk and covered in garlic salt for about two days prior to fishing. I have been catching them lately on this. All the store stuff I have bought is not doing anything. only worms and hotdogs is catching them. Slip the hotdogs over the treble hook, attach the treble hook to your swivle and heave the line out to your favorite spot.