boiled egg bait?

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by backwater_catz, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. backwater_catz

    backwater_catz New Member

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    my friends grandfather when still living used to boil eggs let cool, and while they where still in the shell he would have a large treble hook with high test line atached to a large sewing needle, he would run the needle end first through the egg untill the treble hook was almost seated on the egg cut the needle off and attatch a large swivel. he would then take the eggs with line atttached and set them in ziplock bags to sit for a few days. when he was ready to use the baits he would attach the swivel to his jugs and peel a litle bit off the egg off from around the treble hook and slide it down on it so it would be seated. my friend said this always worked for him so i might have to give it a try and see what happens. anyone else heard of this? we all know old eggs smell:confused2:
     
  2. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    hmmmmmmmmmmm sounds like it might work. Would be worth a try.

    After you try it come back and give us a report.
     

  3. backwater_catz

    backwater_catz New Member

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    easier than i thought i used a octopus hook instead and smaller eggs would work better
     

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  4. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Now after ya fish with them let us know how they worked. Give us your unbiased opinion if u think the boil eggs would make a good catfish bait or would it be just a good substitute when better baits aren't available.
     
  5. backwater_catz

    backwater_catz New Member

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    i am going to leave this in my toolbox on my truck for a few days and let it get ripe set my noddle rig up peel the egg and get it wet:wink:
     

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  6. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    whew :eek:oooh: Don't forget your nose clips :smile2:
     
  7. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    welcome to boc you will love it
     
  8. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    thanks for the tips that is cool:cool2:
     
  9. cathookedjr

    cathookedjr New Member

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    think i would eat the egg if it didnt go on the first time,lol..
     
  10. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Samuel Welcome to the BOC, and thanks for a great idea. I would bet on it working.:0a25::0a25::0a23:
     
  11. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC and thank you for sharing this tip with us thats the first time I have ever heard of anyone using a boiled egg for fish bit but it looks like it works you never know how it will do untill you give it a shot, let us know how it does for you and if it really works, I may have to try this sometime.
     
  12. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Samuel, welcome to the BOC.
     
  13. huskerkat

    huskerkat New Member

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    Not that this helps our present discussion, but some of the old timer fish keepers used to use boiled egg yolks crushed extremely fine for fish food. High in protein. Just an observation, not related to this by any way except fish and boiled eggs!
    I don't know why this wouldn't work, but I can't imagine it will be fun smelling those rotten things before you get them in the water. :eek:oooh:
     
  14. derail

    derail New Member

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    If he took the time to do all that prep more than once, its gotta get some results.
     
  15. backwater_catz

    backwater_catz New Member

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    i caught 1 cat that weighed in at 5lbs 3oz out of four jugs with eggs you make the call i will try again later and see if i can get some more results in the deeper waters:sad2:
     
  16. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

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    To tell you the truth I think it might work.
     
  17. cumberlandgillman

    cumberlandgillman New Member

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    Has anyone else tried this??
     
  18. uapipefitter

    uapipefitter New Member

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    Keep experimenting. Thats what makes this so much fun. You never know when you might hit something that works really well.
     
  19. JRicker

    JRicker New Member

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    Be sure to set up a control group of jugs also that way you have something to test the eggs against:cool2:
     
  20. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    maybe you need to let the eggs get rotten first then boil them:eek:oooh: