bait for jugs

Discussion in 'Alternative Methods of Catching Catfish' started by so ill catman, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. so ill catman

    so ill catman New Member

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    im new to jugn and the few times i have went i have used some sort of cut bait on the jugs and had descent success. what else do people use as bait on jugs?
     
  2. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    Live perch, shad, goldfish, bullheads and crawdads. Hotdogs soaked in garlic, cut shad, skipjack, frogs, liver just to name a few. I use about any bait I can get except dip bait on my jugs.
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  3. willieb18

    willieb18 New Member

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    I've had my best luck with liver since we can't use game fish for cut bait on jugs in SC, and no live bait.
     
  4. Shutupandfish

    Shutupandfish New Member

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    I've had my best luck on hotdogs, liver and cutbait. Fishing all different depths. Let your hotdogs soak for a day or so, i find that vinigar and garlic will tuffen up the hotdogs as well.
     
  5. Dave53

    Dave53 New Member

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    I have run jugs for several years now and the best bait I have use is hot dogs. The cheapest ones you can find. I have soaked them in everything I can think of and right out of the pack seems to work just as well. I did notice I had better luck with the cheap ones than all beef or ones with cheeze in them. I like to set them out in the sun and let the oils begin to churn..they are harder to get off the hook to.
     
  6. boswifedeb

    boswifedeb USCA Jailhouse Lawyer

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    Welcome to the BOC !!!!:big_smile:
     
  7. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    Shad heads, bluegill heads and 2 inch chunks of cut carp with skin.
     
  8. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    You have got some great bait suggestions, The only thing I have not seen
    mentioned is shrimp and large live chubs if live bait is legal in your area.
    Some people soak their shrimp in garlic and or cool aid.
     
  9. Kalvinc

    Kalvinc New Member

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    Just use the bait that don't come off too easy and produces the most fish for you r&r fishing, can't go wrong there!
     
  10. chad69dart

    chad69dart New Member

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    shad, Live shiners, any kinda cut bait, Hotdogs i know it sounds crazy but Dave is right I usual soak mine in garlic. Cut eel works damn good and is hard to get off the hook so the Gar cant knock it off.
     
  11. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I've tried bacon, salt pork, chitlings, hot dogs, fresh chicken liver, cured chicken liver, live bream, and probably several other baits I can't think of right now, but nothing comes close to working as well as fresh cut shad or skipjack. I catch 95% of my catfish on frozen skipjack.
     
  12. so ill catman

    so ill catman New Member

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    thanks for the tips guys
     
  13. mulemann

    mulemann New Member

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    Chicken gizzards soaked in vanilla and left in a warm place a few days
     
  14. restorerancientiron

    restorerancientiron New Member

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    When I jug it is to target small cats for a family or church fish fry so I am trying to catch the smaller ones.I have better luck on shrimp or as mentioned the cheap pork or turkey hotdogs.The hotdogs I cut in small peices and place them in a mason jar full of water and two packs of strawberry coolaid with a clove or two of garlic.Let them soak for at least a day and they are good to go.Good luck
     
  15. TennesseeJugger

    TennesseeJugger New Member

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    I have always used cut skipjack and shad guts, But I think I am going to try the Hotdog thing. Thanks Dave.
     
  16. TennesseeJugger

    TennesseeJugger New Member

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