Strawberry Doughball Bait
i read awhile back on a website about strawberry doughballs,i seen several pics of large catfish this gentleman caught with this bait,i have made some but not tried it yet,you take 50/50 mix of flour and cornmeal ,to jello or coolaid mixed in water,make the strawberry part really strong he said,and then add equal mix of flour and cornmeal until you get the desired consistency,like i said i have made some but have not had a chance to try it,if i find the site i will post the url so you can all check it out yourself,l8r
Jeff, It is known as carp candy and it does work for both carp & cats. I'm trying it next week on trout at tanny como lake it Missouri. I make up the little bitty balls and lay them out on a board in the sun to dry. I notice You're from Great Bend. I worked the oil field out of GB when I was a kid.1955,57.
Good Luck !
yeah,they said it was for carp but would always get more cats than carp,likei said i have never used it yet,but am wanting to try,i plan on using it on a spring loaded treble hook,yeah my dad worled the oilfield here in the 70s and 80s when it was booming real big,hey stubby let me know how you do with it,im taking some out this weekend as well to try out,l8r
I dip & shake my dough balls in dry jello for smaller channels & blues up to 6 / 8 lbs. Dough has to be a little moist to pick up jello.
- Nick Darling
I knew an old timer that used Big Red the soft drink to make his dough balls. It worked great from what I understand. Kinda neat how cats will bite on just about anything.
saw a similar recipe just today in a bass fishing forum i lurk in a bit and did try last spring a recipe i got here in BOC ??? i dunno?? strawberry jello, corn meal, etc and never had much luck with it. experimented with many jello baits actually and none did very well.
Cat and Carp candy
well i make something similiar, but the way i make it costs a littlemore, i take a loaf of bread, some strawberry nestle quick syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. i mix it all right in the bread sack. as you nead the bread, throw in the jar of peanut butter, and about half a shot glass of vanilla, then work it in with your hands, it will be very sticky, then just add a little strawberry syrup and nead the loaf again, repeat until you get the consistancy the way you want it, then when i take the bait fishing i will bring the bottle (whats left of it anyways) of strawberry syrup and cover my doughball in it after i have put it on my treble hook, then cast it out, your almost sure to catch something, carp and cats, especially channel cat love this bait.
I have used this kind of bait with strawberry or rasberry jello.
It is a great bait to use with young kids as the smell of stink bait
isn't fun for them.
what about pouring the koolaid packet in a tub of chicken livers anyone ever tried it i was just wondering it myself thinking of trying it out when it warms some
The dough bait I use for carp is strawberry pop & wheaties. Just pour in enough pop to make the cereal doughy. I have never caught catfish on it.