amino acid?

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by bigredcatfish, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. bigredcatfish

    bigredcatfish New Member

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    I have heard that a certain amino acid triggers a catfish bite. Does anyone have know which amino acid that is??
     
  2. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    From a patent application:

    "The snapping and biting response of ictalurid catfish, and fish with similar feeding habits, are released by the use of the free amino acids: L-proline, L-alanine, and L-arginine, and mixtures thereof, at concentrations above those normally found around the fish's normal, or natural foods."

    From Wikipedia:
    "L-proline is an ingredient in energy drinks such as "Sobe power fruit punch". [3] Proline has a sweet flavor with a distinct aftertaste."


    "Alanine is a nonessential amino acid, meaning it can be manufactured by the human body, and does not need to be obtained directly through the diet. Alanine is found in a wide variety of foods, but is particularly concentrated in meats.

    Good sources of alanine include:

    * Animal souces: meat, seafood, caseinate, dairy products, eggs, fish, gelatin, lactalbumin
    * Vegetarian sources: beans, nuts, seeds, soy, whey, brewer's yeast, brown rice bran, corn, legumes, whole grains."


    "Arginine is a nonessential amino acid, meaning it can be manufactured by the human body, and does not need to be obtained directly through the diet. Arginine is found in a wide variety of foods, including[2]:

    * Animal sources: dairy products (e.g. cottage cheese, ricotta, nonfat dry milk, skim yogurt), beef, pork (e.g. bacon, ham), poultry (e.g. chicken and turkey light meat), wild game (e.g. pheasant, quail), seafood (e.g. halibut, lobster, salmon, shrimp, snails, tuna in water)
    * Vegetarian sources: wheat germ and flour, buckwheat, granola, oatmeal, nuts (coconut, pecans, cashews, walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, hazel nuts, peanuts), seeds (pumpkin, sesame, sunflower), chick peas, cooked soybeans, chocolate
    * Other: some energy drinks"
     

  3. Stubby

    Stubby New Member

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    Good Post Jerry, Good Post.
     
  4. catfish_jordan

    catfish_jordan New Member

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    i know there is many branches of complex amino acids but the best way to get all these is protien powder.
     
  5. CoonX

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