cheese for catfish bait

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by monsterstalker, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. monsterstalker

    monsterstalker New Member

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    Does anyone fish for channel catfish with cheese? I have read it is effective as a bait. If so what was the success rate, and what kind of cheese?
     
  2. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Any kinda cheese will do.. its always better to use when rotten [ing]. Wrap or embed a half a strip of bacon around it or in it for better scent.:wink:
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Warren Welcome to the BOC. Most dip,dough,and punch baits are made with a base ingredient of cheese. Check the members library for many bait receipts. :0a18::0a25::0a25:
     
  4. bigkane

    bigkane New Member

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    I think catfish will eat about anything they can find if they're hungry. :eek:oooh:
     
  5. mactheaxe

    mactheaxe New Member

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    try cheese weenies. they work great around here.
     
  6. Gotbuck

    Gotbuck New Member Supporting Member

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    I use that Cheese and Liver dough bait sold at Wally Word with great success. It comes in a yellow jar and forms well and stays on good with a #4 treble dough bait hook. I have used it at Busch Conservation and Lake of the Ozarks with excellent results. I consider it one of my go to baits for sure.
     
  7. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    unless your fishing a river with a good current i dont think a cheese bait beats cut bait... I could be wrong though im just speaking on my experience trying cheese and stink baits
     
  8. mactheaxe

    mactheaxe New Member

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    just a thought. anybody ever see those little stinkers treble hooks with some rubber you fill with tube bait? what if, you fill it up with easy cheese? anybody think that could work? its got a hole you stick the nozzle of the tube bait in. an easy cheese nozzle would fit great. plus bring some crackers and you got a snack.
     
  9. colten

    colten Member

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    I almost always mix in some kind of cheese in my baits. The cats love it.
     
  10. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Not a bad idea.
    Give it a try and let us know how it works.
    They used to sell catfish bait in a tube for filling special bait holders.
    Haven't seen it around for a long time.
    have a good 1
    just
     
  11. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    I used to use that cheese when I was young. Good ole baits been around for years.
     
  12. snakeman76

    snakeman76 New Member

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    Those bait tubes with the slit in the side I see them at k-marts but no where else. And far as cheese goes yes it is a great bait for eater size limburger cheese is best stinks like hell but hard to find scraps if you buy it from a store it is very expinsive:wink:
     
  13. monsterstalker

    monsterstalker New Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I've caught other types of fish on cheese, and thought it should be good for catfish. I like a quick bait and unless I'm fishing with artificals I often just grab some bread or cheese to fish with, but I've only caught a few catfish so far, I'm wanting to get more into catfishing though.
     
  14. CatHunterSteve

    CatHunterSteve New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Warren, thanks for the post, good question.
     
  15. mactheaxe

    mactheaxe New Member

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    if you wanting to get more into it, my suggestion would be chicken livers with garlic salt. you wont be disappointed.