What's the best HOME Made Bait?

Discussion in 'Southwest Ohio Fishing Reports' started by Oldcat_Man, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. I'm looking for a new Home made Catfish Bait Got One??
     
  2. neocats1

    neocats1 Team Catastrophe

    Shad from the bait tank outside.
     

  3. i used crushed up wheaties, a block of limburger cheese "however u spell it :p" and a pound of groundbeef, mix it all together, they usually like that fairly well
     
  4. Buy a package of chicken or beef livers, put them in a styrofoam cooler and leave the lid cracked, set the cooler outside 24-48 hours before you are going fishing. As long as you can stand the smell of rotting liver, catfish love it! (unfortunately gars do too!) Thats what has always worked for me.
     
  5. Would a cheese blood bait work? like wheaties/chicken liver/valveta cheese all mixed up or would we just get carp?
     
  6. Just tried a new one last night, and so far it's looking GOOD!
    Chicken liver jerky. I took some chicken livers, cut them into good sized chunks (about 1.5" square) and sprinkled them with garlic salt. I then dehydrated them at 145°F (commercial type dehydrator) for a few hours until they were crusty on the outside, but still good and flexible.
    Took my son fishing and I was using minnows and crawfish while he used the new chicken liver jerky. The bite was very slow, but he easily outfished me at a 4:1 ratio. Only small channels, but the bait withstood multiple catches and stayed on the hook very well.
    As an interesting sidelight, the local wildlife officer stopped by checking licenses and noticed the clear plastic jar of jerky setting on the bank. He looked at it and asked if we were using jerky for bait. I told him it was a new bait I was trying - homemade chicken liver jerky! He would have tried eating a piece, but I told him the livers were several days old when I dehydrated them, and I wouldn't recommend eating them. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Chuck P.

    Chuck P. Here We Go Steelers

    Wheaties and hamburger..mix until firm enough to stay on the hook...

    Catfish and Carp love it.
     
  8. If you want to avoid the carp use dry unflavored oats instead of wheaties.
     
  9. I just thought about a bait I used at the pound when I was a kid has anyone used hotdogs for bait?
     
  10. Witch do you thanks best chickin or beef liver?
    The Best cat bait I've evermade is o take 2lb's of chickin liver and two spoone
    full of sait and one thing of garlic and mix it up think seal it up and late it seat outside for a week or two.
    But the wife will not late me make it anymore she can not take the smell of week old sunbake liver.
     
  11. neocats1

    neocats1 Team Catastrophe

    I get more bites from chicken liver, but beef stays on the hook better. I also catch more fish on fresh liver than any other way of fixing it.
    But I still stand by using fresh cut fish to catch more quality cats.
     
  12. 2 lbs of hamburger , 1 extra large container of parmesan cheese , 1 packagae of macaronni cheese mix , 2 cups of oat meal , mix very well , so put your hands in and mix very well , , myself i like to place it all in a tin coffee container , then place in refrigerator for a few hours , now here is the big thing you have to do , keep it cold , place coffee container in a cooler with ice , remember to always put lid back on can , the colder the better , dont use gigantic ball , just decent amount , use either with or without treble hook , i prefer not to use treble hook , this **** is dynamite were ever there is catfish
     
  13. iteech

    iteech Shebasser

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    My brothers and boy cousins used to amuse themselves every summer trying to come up with a 'more potent' catfish bait--the nastiest one possible. They used cat and dog droppings mixed with all kinds of stuff--they used rotten meat, pieces they cut off roadkill and dipped in sugar, you NAME it. All of them caught catfish, never could tell which one of the abominations was BEST, though.:) However, all of them will admit--and I know for certain too--the one thing that caught more catfish, more consistently, was simply the cheapest brand of hotdog you can find, cut in 2" sections. That's it. I know everyone wanted something more wonderful and weird and difficult, but I've been catfishing for 50 years now, and there ain't much I haven't tried. Hotdogs win!!:B
     
  14. grabrick

    grabrick Hook, Line & Sinker

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    I still swear by chicken livers that have been coated with garlic powder or garlic salt. Heck, I've even just sprayed it with YUM garlic spray like the kind you use on bass lures. I don't let it rot or anything like that. Don't see the need. I just stop by Walmart, buy a couple tubs and start fishing. The biggest issue with liver though is that it's very fragile. I find liver that has never been frozen works the best. It still has some toughness to it. The freezing process seems to break it up. Of course, casting is still a delicate process and requires more of an underhand lob than anything.
     
  15. rmainger

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    Try fried chicken skin kfc works well all the oil atracts the fish.Channel cats love it and so do any type of blue gill/panfish.Some people spray thier bait with wd 40 since it is mostly fish oil.enviromentaly probably not a good idea but it works very well in salt water and fresh water.
     
  16. I was talking to one of guys I work with and he was telling me to use wd40 and wheaties. That a new one for me.
     
  17. When I was a kid, we used to use WD40 sprayed on corn for trout in TN...everybody was doing it.

    Baitmate Crappie formula sprayed on hot dog chunks outperformed chicken liver and nightcrawlers at Indian Lake 4:1 on a camping trip several years ago.

    Pretty hard to beat fresh chicken liver. I've added garlic powder, garlic juice, and red food coloring with no significant benefits.

    My latest concoction is to take a big handful of Purina Gamefish Chow, grind it in a coffee mill, add 1/4 cup of flour, 1 egg and enough water to form a dough. The chow is full of fishmeal, protein, oils and attractants. It works great in ponds and I plan to try it on the lake soon.
     
  18. Has anyone had any luck with shrimp?
    I was getting some new hooks the other day and one of the guy's where tell me to use shrimp.
     
  19. I've tried them really fresh and really not fresh. Liver has always performed better in side by side comparisons. The not so fresh shrimp smell takes days to wear off.
     
  20. I love tiger shrimp. Use 21/25 and cut em in three pieces. You can launch em a mile because the shell helps it stay on the hook.