What should I use for bate if I want to catch a big catfish?
A big fat red wiggler worm, or catalpa (or catawba) worms! They also make special catfish bait if you can find it in your area (it STINKS though!)
I always catch lots of catfish... WORMS. just regular juicy worms... maybe out 2 on your hook.
Try some of that really smelly bait.
Chicken liver, blood balls ( flower and blood mixed and placed in nylon stockings and tied off ), spoiled meat such as steak, pork chop, chicken breast, usually the smellier the bait the better.
Chicken liver and night crawlers
Hotdog and chicken liver hotdogs work really good u might think they don't but they do
Worms and chicken liver!