Catfish - Bacon for bait


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    STEVE WHITE
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    Default Catfish - Bacon for bait

    I like to try new baits. I've never tried bacon or salt pork before.
    whats the best way to rig it. Type and size hook, wrapped or threaded.
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    Johnny
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    I've tried the bacon before with some success on channels. I cut the strips in 1/4 lengths and rolled em up and put em on a circle hook while drift fishing. The key is to warm them up the microwave in a ziploc bag, just enough to get the grease starting to come out of them. You can also leave the bag sit out a bit in the sun on warmer days to really get the grease going. :0a26:


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    Lawrence Wise
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    I kinda like my bacon surrounded by eggs, if not that, then on two slices of bread with mayonaisse. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by AwShucks
    I kinda like my bacon surrounded by eggs, if not that, then on two slices of bread with mayonaisse. LOL

    Bacon works really good as bait, it does on me anyway, I smell it cooking and I come a runnin.. lol.
    I have used it as bait for crawdads, then used them for cats, but never outright used bacon as catfish bait.


    Just thought I would put in my 2 cents worth.....lol

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    Jerry Trew
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    I generally use 5/0 kahle hooks for rod & reel fishing. When baiting with bacon, I lay out a strip and cut it into 1" to 1 1/2" lengths, depending on the width of the strip. Then I simply thread it onto the hook. I wasn't sure just how well it would stay on the hook, and I was very surprised that it not only stayed on, but was actually moderately difficult to get off the hook. I cut salt pork into 1/2" cubes and run the hook through the toughest part. Don't know that I've ever had salt pork come off the hook till I took it off.

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    I tried to use bacon as bait one time. But it never made it to the lake.:rolleyes:

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    Rick
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    Don't know about cats liking bacon, but I sure love it. I also know somebody that used to use a fishing pole and a hook with bacon on it and lower it down into crawdad holes to catch some poor mans lobster for his gumbo he made.

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    Threaded fresh and oily, good bluecat bait for me.

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    Good to use in Rivers, ponds, creeks, lakes, where i wanna know?

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    Thick or thin sliced? Maple or smoked?


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