One very overlooked part of catfishing is cutting bait.  Fresh bait or rock hard frozen bait as catfish anglers.  Getting bait cut quickly and safely is critical and having just any old knife in the boat only makes things more difficult. 

A few years back I was introduced to Dexter Knives and my bait cutting (and fish cleaning) has changed forever.  I bought a 9" Sandwich Knife because I once saw it cut through a solid skip jack.  Since I have owned mine there has been nearly 30 tons of catfish brought through my boat and that one knife is still cutting the bait.  Let me tell you, it takes a lot of bait to catch that many catfish.

This knife may not look show room new any more but it is still cutting bait just like the first day I took it out of the package.