Beef Melt 'aka' Cow Spleen -Tried It?

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by pabloracer4748, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. pabloracer4748

    pabloracer4748 New Member

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    I Just used beef melt for the first time and I believe it may be the best channel cat bait i've seen. I had to request it from the butcher because it is worthless for anything but fishing and gets tossed out. Its hard to describe but it is a very bloody mass with thick skin on it. Anyone tried it?
     
  2. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    Never caught fish with it but I know its the best crawfish bait you can get..
     

  3. pabloracer4748

    pabloracer4748 New Member

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    caught a lot of big channels on it today! it works:big_smile:
     
  4. Cliffcat

    Cliffcat New Member

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    I'm with Les, it is the best crawdad bait I've ever used. Tried some the other day in a crawdad trap and they were all over it. Sorry, but I've not had any success with it for the cats.

    Ralph
     
  5. catfishinsc

    catfishinsc New Member

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    Anybody got a picture of one? After the comments here I'm thinking of maybe keeping the spleens of the deer I kill this year and try them for crawfish bait next year. I'll just have to figure out which is the spleen.
     
  6. pabloracer4748

    pabloracer4748 New Member

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    Im sorry I was wrong it is a cows pancreas.

    I will post up some pics when I get more next week. It looks like a gigantic cow tongue. Im sure there are better baits out there. Ive always used fresh cut shad and it performs well also.

    on another note
    I'm going to buy 4 dozen worms, 2 containers of livers, beef blood, a jar of shad sides, and a jar of shad guts put it al in a blender until it is almost liquified, then wrap it in cheesecloth and try that. :big_smile:
     
  7. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    Pancreas...Spleen....Who knows the difference??:smile2:
     
  8. catfishinsc

    catfishinsc New Member

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    Oh - beef melt is the pancreas. Now I just need to figure out which deer organ is the pancreas - not the spleen.
     
  9. Suthrngntlmn

    Suthrngntlmn New Member

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    Nope, Beef Melt is Beef Spleen--positive, I use it often for crabbing.
     
  10. catfishinsc

    catfishinsc New Member

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    Well, I'm just going by what was written in this thread. Doing a Google search reveals the same thing (some think it's spleen, some think it's pancreas).

    This document says pancreas: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/NR/rdonlyres/765CD409-AAC2-4985-B8EB-4D0AD691E613/41530/chapter8.pdf
    Basically the same document, different source:http://srac.tamu.edu/tmppdfs/645472-2400fs.pdf?CFID=645472&CFTOKEN=69602492&jsessionid=90302c1fc1823518ba3848348133a6172534

    This is the only thing I found from what should be a reliable source that says what it is. Most everything else is from other message boards.
     
  11. Suthrngntlmn

    Suthrngntlmn New Member

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    It's all good, not trying to ruffle any feathers, just that's what we have always known it by.
    Have a great day.