- STEVE WHITE
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.
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:
- Lawrence Wise
I kinda like my bacon surrounded by eggs, if not that, then on two slices of bread with mayonaisse. LOL
Originally Posted by AwShucks
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
- Jerry Trew
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.
I tried to use bacon as bait one time. But it never made it to the lake.:rolleyes:
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.
Threaded fresh and oily, good bluecat bait for me.
- Matthew Stratton
Good to use in Rivers, ponds, creeks, lakes, where i wanna know?
- Mike Smith
Thick or thin sliced? Maple or smoked?