Can somebody please help me i need a good recipe for catfish bait that i can use fishing on the shore not from a boat that works a river. I have stink bait that has blood in it and they wont hit off that and the fishing report here in north Texas says that they are good off cut bait so i have been using cut shad and all im catching is striped bass off the bottom. Any info or recipes will help alot. If anyone has tricks or tips they can give me is appreciated.
Thank you very much i will try that too. Someone was telling me something about strawberry soda peanut butter wheaties and some other stuff but i havent gotten the full recipe but i will try the livers i have never had luck with liver it never stays on the hook but i will try again.
Livers are tricky in a few ways; number one, they are incredibly hard to cast with trying to keep them on the hook, usually I only cast 50% of force than I normally would on shore, and on a boat I just drop the line gently. When I go for catfish I go off of a peer because the water is already deep so I don't need to cast far. Number two you have to be very quick to hook the fish because the liver can easily be picked off the hook before you even know it! I'd like to learn some other tricks with livers if they are out there, I never experimented with different hooks, but I'm sure some folks out there have.
For me, livers are great for baiting multiple poles to find where the schools are feeding and don't want to waste worms. I can get 1.25 lbs of livers for a dollar fifty, much cheaper than worms. Once I find the spot the fish are feeding, I switch to worms and fill my cooler!
Like I said earlier, that works here on the Tennessee River, eating habits differ depending where you are.
I use a very similar line setup to this when I catfish. Good luck!
Pantyhose seem to keep livers and other soft baits on the hook. I have also read about a mesh you can buy from medical supply companies, it is used on burn victims. it seems to work good too. I have used hose, and knee highs, they seem to work ok.
As far as catfish bait... there are a million on the internet. I look at recipes as guidelines, and use what I have on hand.
we always take an ultralight and a couple worms with us, catch a couple small sunfish (bream), then cut them up into strips 1/2" x 2" and use a big (5/0 - 8/0) circle hook on bottom rigs. When the meat's gone off the bait, we use the head, hooked through the eyes.
Works great for channel cats. I know guys down south that fish for big blues or flatheads using live bream hooked through the tail or under the dorsal.
The great thing about circle hooks is that you rarely gut-hook a fish. 90% of the time, they're hooked in the corner of their mouth. and no big hook-set required either. when they take it, they hook themselves and all you gotta do is reel them in.
The best bait I have found to be really good no matter what time of day is the large shad guts
I use to be able to purchase them in a jar here in iowa. I had a bet with a friend, he thought he would catch
More catfish using liver then using my secret. Lmao. Let's say it was not a good day for him.
You should try hotdogs marinated in vinegar and granulated garlic.Then i like to sit them in the sun for a couple days and let them get nice and ripe.I caught a 25 pound catfish with this bait.I poasted a pic of it on this fish on this website.Check it out.Just look at the catches and you will find it.Good luck!
You mean this ?....https://www.fishingreminder.com/fishing-pictures/user/98073
Not a bad catch
I use turkey livers and chicken livers. Turkey livers seem a little better. The key is once you get them if your not using them all up slightly thaw them split them up and put in Ziploc bags and keep frozen. The thawing and refreezing makes them soft. As for keeping them on a hook I keep a spool of sewing thread in my tackle box. Get the liver on the hook and wrap it tightly with about a foot of thread round and round. Keeps it on the hook and makes it harder for the fish to take.
Hey try this .For big cats get some hotdogs marinated in vinagar and garlic powder then let is sit in the sun for a couple days to get ripe.There you have it nice stinky catfish bait.It works i caught a 25 pounder on it !I posted a pic of if title 25 pounder on this web site,the one we are on.