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Fantastic chicken liver trick !!! | Category: Catfish

janis64 3 years ago
#4058

I'm very new here and just learned something very cool about chicken livers (my favorite catfish bait). I'm not clueless about catfishing but I KNOW you all have way more experience than I do BUT...I tried this and it worked perfectly. Buy some elastic thread, I got mine in the crafts department at Walmart (the kind you make bead bracelets with). Wrap that several times around the liver&hook, it won't come unraveled and the liver stayed on. When I got ready to go, I couldn't even get it off with my fingers. Sorry if I'm telling something you all know!!!

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Mark Totzke 3 years ago
#4061

Hi Janis,

thanks for sharing the tip. That's a great idea and very helpful.
Sometimes they also sell the elastic bait band at fishing stores, but it's probably a bunch cheaper to buy it at Walmart.

Also good when fishing with other baits, like frozen sardines or anything that falls off the hook easily.

happy fishing!

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
itsaboat 3 years ago
#4062

Hi Janis,

I am just coming up to 48 years fishing experience. Apart from catching some catfish last year when I was in Queensland, I know nothing about it. I was actually fishing for silver perch and yellow belly. Yellow belly is also known as golden perch. I landed quite a few silvers and even got a few keepers for the BBQ...but alas not even one yellow....Heaps of catfish thou!!

There is no such thing as a silly question...and there is no such thing as bad advice...You might be surprised at the number of people reading this. It is counted in the 10's of thousands. And I bet not even 10% would have known or heard of tying bait to the hook !!

There is a way to save your elastic. You can make a loop in the main line and pass that loop over the bait. Then repeat with a second or even third loop. When the bait is taken the loops slide free leaving the hook set and the main line straight.

Thanks for your tips. I am sure many people will find it helpful...I know I have...Next time I am in Queensland them catfish are history I will teach them for thieving my worms. I wish I had of thought of looping the worms on last year

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
dazzling79 3 years ago
#4063

Thanks for the very helpful trick!

janis64 3 years ago
#4064

you're welcome! try it some time. I guess it would work with nightcrawlers too but I have a new kayak and I really don't want worm guts and dirt in it. Ewww.

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janis64 3 years ago
#4065

yes, I assume it would also work for nightcrawlers but I don't like using those...my kayak is brand new and I don't want worm juice in it.

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janis64 3 years ago
#4068

In the last 2 weeks (since I got my kayak). I have been reading SO much about catfishing and I'm dying to try a lot of things. About the kayak, I love it and I love paddling but dealing with rods (I have 3), water bottle, paddle, tackle box, bait, etc., there's a lot of moving parts and confusing at times although, I just realized there is a bungie just for the paddle. So much to learn and experiment!

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janis64 3 years ago
#4069

I just read about the largest catfish ever caught in South Carolina was 116 lbs and was caught with a hunk of Spam. Those crazy cats will hit anything! (Leave chunks in the sun for a couple of hours so it gets hard).

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Mark Totzke 3 years ago
#4071

will be good fun to catch those big ones from a kayak.
What kind of kayak have you got?

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
janis64 3 years ago
#4073

It's a SunDolphin Bali SS 12'. It's my first one so I don't know if it's a good one or not but I really like it. Has 2 pole holders. Only weighs 48 lbs, pretty easy to manage.

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