Ok maybe not a man whole but a whole lot of stockers...we call stockers wiper hotdogs because they slide right down...big bait big fish...end of story...it's not like goin' down the pond chasing blue-gills and tommy-cods. This is a fish that can swallow a man whole. A little shakin', a little tenderizing and down ya' go.
HAVING TROUBLE FINDING CRAWDADS..... Can anyone tell me where to Buy /Catch them???Rig them with a slip sinker.#4 hook with 12-24" leader,swivel,then 1/2oz egg sinker.Pull the tail from the body,take the shell off the tail,hook it up and wait for your pole to bend in half.Use only wild crawdads,I learned all this from a great fisherman who took the time to show this rookie how its done.
FRAT...Where's Hooknline? I would really like to hear his take on this.
My baits of choice are diverse and have mostly beenentioned already.
Here's my top ten( in particular order).
Chrome rattle trap
Shiners or minnows or shad or alewives
White or chartreuse grub
Any smaller walk the dog lure
Any soft plastic minnow imitation