Shrimp


Shrimp is a good bait for a variety of catfish.  Fresh shrimp is always best, but it’s hard to find fresh shrimp since you won’t find too much saltwater near the best catfish destinations, however, in some areas, getting fresh shrimp is easy.  For example, the Santee Cooper Lakes are near Charleston, so getting fresh shrimp to fish there wouldn’t be as difficult as if you were fishing in the midwest.  If you can’t get the fresh stuff, that is ok, plenty of catfish can be caught on the frozen shrimp too.