- Rotten shrimp (raw) or unused chicken skins (raw)
- Olive oil
- If using shrimp that went bad, just string the shrimp, thawed or frozen, onto the hook. This will suffice for channel and flathead catfish.
For Chicken Skin
Note: Chicken skin catfish bait will work for smaller channel catfish, as there isn't enough blood to attract the larger fish.
- Thaw the chicken skin.
- Squeeze out the garlic (does not have to be fresh) and soak your chicken skins in the garlic overnight. Feel free to add some oil or use any garlic oil marinade that you have bought.