Mississippi Crappie Fishing

Blue catfish have a great sense of smell and good bait options are frogs, crayfish, mollusks, etc. They also like to hide out around hollowed out logs and other water structures. You can also try stinkbaits to catch your big blue.

White catfish are most commonly found in slower creeks, streams and canals and even in small rivers. They are not always in deeper waters and can be found in brackish streams such as where saltwater and freshwater sources meet. You can try fishing with insects, fish eggs, small crustaceans, etc.

What’s That Smell? It’s all in the Bait

When it comes to Mississippi catfishing, the choice of bait is very important.
We’ve mentioned it previously and we’ll go into more detail here. Catfish have an amazing sense of smell (just look at those long whiskers!). This sense of smell is increasingly important in the sometimes muddy and murky waters of Mississippi where your catfish may not be able to see your bait very well but you can bet he will smell it.

While every catfisherman seems to have his own special (and sometimes secret) bait recipe, it’s also important to be flexible. If you’re tried and true stink bait isn’t working one season, don’t be afraid to try something new. Experiment with different baits as well as different depths when fishing for catfish in Mississippi and you are much more likely to bring home the catch of the day!

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow crappie fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on crappie fishing since 2004.

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