Fishing for bass and fishing for catfish with lures is awesome fun. You can catch monster bass and catfish with the same gear and lures. I prefer 1 oz bass jigs and 6"-8" swim baits. Fish them tight to the bottom in the day and down low at night. Spike the jig with a bit of fish for extra attractant.
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