Bacon for Channel catfish

Discussion in 'LOCAL PENNSYLVANIA TALK' started by jtrew, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    When I've used it (or salt pork), it's worked just as well on blues.
     
  2. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

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    I agree, it's the Fat in the Bacon they like.
     

  3. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    I have used it before only a few times though. It did work for me I zapped them in the microwave for about 6 or 7 seconds. Then wrap it around the hook it stays on pretty good. I haven't tried this year though maybe next.
     
  4. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    I'm sure the grease and oils form the bacon attracts channels.

    When I was younger fishing private ponds and lakes for bass, all we did was put a long piece of bacon on the hook, cast out, and reel in like lure and catch bass.
     
  5. cchichy

    cchichy New Member

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    how well does salt pork work?
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    The salt pork works better and stays on the hook better.You want go wrong with either. Great substitute when you can't get bait fish.
     
  7. prostreetS10

    prostreetS10 New Member

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    have to try that take some with me next time i go out for blues
     
  8. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    I think I will try the bacon next year and also take a frying pan! If I get hungry the "bait" is gone! :smile2: :wink: :roll_eyes:
     
  9. Brucegusmc

    Brucegusmc New Member

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    Ive tried bacon a coupleof times but never had to much luck with it.
     
  10. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    How do you guys use your microwave at the lake? I look and look but cant find a power outlet anywhere to plug it in at. just a bunch of trees and rocks.
     
  11. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    What abou suet, anybody tried that? Later Andy