For me, it's hard to beat a fresh, juicy chunk of cut bait, i.e. bluegill, chub, sucker, etc. I really think chicken livers come in second and rarely do I use any kind of stink bait. Personal preference, but I know it catches fish.
Many cat fanatics have found hotdogs, bar soap and other interesting concoctions that also produce big results. We're curious what you think is the best big-cat bait.