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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 06-02-2012, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Default Anyone want to share a catfish bait recipe????

Hi Friends

I have lost my Catfish bait recipe it has been so many yeare. We hope to start drift fishing with jugs and lines. Any idea of what works best here in Alabama are any place?

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only two. . . . .


#1 - throw castnet until you have enough shad for bait


#2 - go to the packing plant and buy a bucket of beef blood.
contrary to popular advice, chicken blood sucks for this method
and the feathers everyone says holds it together, just makes
it crumble easier as it dries and shrinks(i'm sure i'll hear about that).
at home, pour it out on a tray (or cutting board,etc.) and
cut it up in about 1" cubes. put the cubes back in the bucket
and add about a cup of sugar. mix well. next day pour off
liquid, and add more sugar and mix. it may take a coupla
more days of adding sugar. everyday, pour off the liquid
until your cubes get a hard enough shell to stay on the hook.


go fish. . . . . . . . .that's it

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p.s.
i don't know if it works in alabama.
i've not been there, and it's been
about 160 years since i had any kin
from there.
i'll bet alabama catfish get as hungry
as texas catfish. . .

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Half rotted beef liver. Hook a large chunk, then wrap in a piece of nylon hose, (old stockings), and wrap that with some strong needle thread.

As an alternative to jugs, you might want to try short sections of 2x4. Nail a large staple in one end, and paint the opposite with reflective paint. Much easier to wrap, tie and store, and you can see them a mile!

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Best catfish bait I've used is fresh cut bait We use big suckers cut into 1 or 2 inch chunks not fillets depending on the size of fish targeted. Used whole mashed bluegills where legal too.


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you may want to check on the rules
regarding jugs.
i made up a dozen a good while back,
and i never realized that texas has very
specific regs on jug construction and
color.
didn't get a ticket, but i wasted my time
and money, and the cost of a trip.

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My recipe is to skewer a big catalpa worm on the hook and have at them. A big gob of earth worms works almost as well but are a bit fragile and are easier to get off without the fish getting hooked. Catalpa worms are tough and you can often catch multiple fish on the same worm.

I have prolly 30-40 catalpa trees down near my pond.



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My recipe is to skewer a big catalpa worm on the hook and have at them. A big gob of earth worms works almost as well but are a bit fragile and are easier to get off without the fish getting hooked. Catalpa worms are tough and you can often catch multiple fish on the same worm.

I have prolly 30-40 catalpa trees down near my pond.
GB, I haven't seen a catalpa tree since the Corp of Engineers confiscated the road through my grandpa's farm......you're right...good bait. Sometimes you can catch two or three fish on one..

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old chicken livers or ripe srimp also ivory soap chunks.
Some dog food works if you chum with some . but freh bait seems to get the bigger fish here.




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Thanks a lot for all the help we will try each and see how it goes for us.

Thanks Don Jackson Remington Magnum/Ultramag
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