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03-16-2006, 03:41 PM #11
I set mine out in the sun for a while to toughen the outsides it seems to stay on the hook better
03-16-2006, 03:53 PM #12
You can leave about 8in.of tagline and wrap it around about 10 times then snug it on the hook. You can also put the livers in a panny-hose and tie it, thn cut it ,then put a hook through it.
03-16-2006, 04:33 PM #13
Personally I do as people have already stated and keep them cool, but not frozen. I usually sift through and find a good tough piece, string some of the not so tough pieces on, then thread the tough piece on in front of the weaker pieces, this has given me some success. And another thing, never try and cast too hard with livers, always try and use the least amount of force possible, flip casts work great.
03-16-2006, 06:32 PM #14
Curing them makes them stay on the hook better, but I seem to have better luck with them fresh. Like everyone said, keep 'em cool. Also cut them with a sharp knife, don't try to tear them. I use a 4 or 6 treble hook, and just kinda drape it around and on the barbs. Lob it out gently, don't heave it. BTW, I use them mostly in lakes, so no current helps also.
03-16-2006, 06:51 PM #15
Women's Nylons Work Real Well For Keeping Liver On The Hook.
03-16-2006, 07:15 PM #16
i kick the chicken livers long ago..i use beef liver or pork liver..just as bloody and alot tougher...around here you can get it and it's kinda in like slabs..i always use an old pair of scissors and cut me a nice size strip and i am ready to roll...
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03-16-2006, 07:44 PM #17
I just dig to find a good piece and will sometimes let chicken or worms soak in the soft pieces. Keep em cool and bring a couple tubs.
03-30-2006, 04:04 AM #18
they stay firmer when there cool so keep them in a cool place before you use them.I always wrap string around the liver and that seems to work good
03-30-2006, 08:31 AM #19
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(very heavy dose) and a little flour and then just cut hook size pieces to bait the hook and set in the sun for a little bit. Makes it tuff enough to stay on the hook for a good while.
03-30-2006, 08:41 AM #20
Treble hooks keep liver decent...tying them on with sewing thread works. Curing makes them more firm.
Here's another option...Beef Melt.
Go to a meat market that slaughters their own beef. Ask for beef melt. It's a red and bloody muscle lining in the abdomen. Looks kinda like an EXTRA large beef tounge.
Cut into usable sized strips you can put onto your hook. Soak in chicken liver or blood bait for 24-48 hours...or longer if you have that much time. This will give it that chicken liver stank that the catfish seem to love so much.
Melt is MUCH MUCH more durable than liver. You may need a knife and a pair of needle nose to get it off your hook. You can definately catch multiple fish on one piece of bait. Only bad thing IMO is that it loses it's flavoring after a lengthy time in the water...and you'll need to rebait. other than that...ZERO complaints.
My neighbor always told me that melt was good stuff...but I pretty much ignored his advice until I saw him catch a stringer full of blues in the river when we went wade fishing together...including a 30 lb blue.
Been a big time believer ever since....and I have caught many large stringers of channel, blues, and wiper since then on melt.
Last edited by Catcaller; 03-30-2006 at 08:43 AM.