chicken livers ala trippy

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by trippyclwn, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. trippyclwn

    trippyclwn Member

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    this is the way i cure my livers whether they are beef,chicken, or pork.
    cut them into bait sized pieces with old scissors.
    them coat the livers with garlic salt/pepper seasoning you can buy it at any dollar store usually.
    put them in an old tray or something for several hours in the sun.
    then flip over and repeat the process until both sides are tough.
    it will also help attract the cats if you save the blood to put back in there after you finished cooking em.
    its one easy way to catch decent sized cats.
     
  2. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    That is how I do it, had pics for each step on old board. They are gonna bring it over sometime.
     

  3. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Buying the mixture already mixed will certainly work, but even if you get it at a great price at a cut-rate store, you will pay several times as much as if you mix it yourself. I can buy a bottle of garlic powder for about the same price as the same size bottle of garlic salt or pepper. So, let's assume $1 each for a bottle of garlic powder and one of whatever type pepper you want to use. Wal-mart carries an off-brand of salt priced at 3 boxes for $1. Mix the 3 boxes of salt with one bottle of garlic powder and one bottle of pepper, and you have about 1/2 gallon of mixture at a cost of $3. How many bottles of garlic salt/pepper at $1 each would it take to make an equal amount? If 30 bottles sounds like a reasonable figure, that means you are paying 10 times as much to buy it already mixed. Personally, for a savings of $27, I can buy the ingredients separately and mix it myself.
     
  4. zebcohobo202

    zebcohobo202 New Member

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    Im new to the BOC but have been using livers for a while right out of the tub with mixed results. I keep mine on the hook with my ol' ladys panty hose. Why take the time to dry them out? Doesnt that take away from the natural nastiness of fresh liver?
     
  5. master_cat

    master_cat New Member

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    i like them cured livers prety well
     
  6. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I like my livers fresh!
     
  7. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    fresh is good, but after these livers are cured, you can keep em in a ziploc bag on the porch without spoiling; ive had some for weeks. plus they stay on the hook better, and the garlic is a good cat attractant.
     
  8. vacatfish

    vacatfish New Member

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    Why use panty hose just use thread wrap in a x form then make straight wraps over the xed wraps. works for me.

    By the way welcome to the family glad to have you join.
     
  9. vacatfish

    vacatfish New Member

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    Slime brother forgive me i just noticed i hit the wrong reply button.

    The > was for the new brother here. sorry.
     
  10. trippyclwn

    trippyclwn Member

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    tea try the garlic salt and pepper in one container and see how it works for you

    jerry my problem with mixing the garlic and everything altogether in a big quantity is no room to keep that much of it.

    zebcohobo if you cure the liver you can always keep the blood to put back in there so it will still have the attractant to the cats and still toughens em up.
     
  11. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    The advantages of curing liver are: it stays on the hook without pantyhose, thread, or cheesecloth; it will keep in the fridge for at least a year; often, it will outfish fresh liver. Having said that, I must also say that there are times when the cats definitely prefer fresh liver over cured liver...not often, though.
     
  12. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Never tried with Pepper but will try anything if it will attract cats. I usually buy the Garlic Powder and Non Iodized salt seperate and make it myself. But, will try it next time and post results. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  13. trippyclwn

    trippyclwn Member

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    no problem tea i like to use my finicky pond cats as tasters so to speak and have had better luck with this concoction than others i tried but let me know how it works for you man.
     
  14. cat4life

    cat4life New Member

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    I think I'm gonna try some cured livers nex time I go. Although we have to get some sun around here so that I can cure them. But thanks for the great info guys.
     
  15. McFlat

    McFlat New Member

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    Skyler, they'll cure without sun. It just takes a lot longer. Let us know how they work at SM Lake.
     
  16. Bottombouncer

    Bottombouncer New Member

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    Spoonbill liver tis the way slay
     
  17. Bottombouncer

    Bottombouncer New Member

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    Spoonbill liver tis the way to slay
     
  18. slimepig

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    no problem. it does bring up my question though. why is there a quote button but no reply button? Its a pain to have to delete the quote when just replying. Or is there a reply button n im just not seein it?

     
  19. slimepig

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    my bro in law told me (and he was serious lol) that he mixes strawberry banana flavor jello mix into his bait. he claims the scent is the same as whats put off by the female flats.
     
  20. Nate

    Nate New Member

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    This is how I make my cured livers:

    Cut liver into size you want, and save the blood.

    In a large covered container I put the liver pieces. I then cover them with salt, sardine oil, and a whole head of garlic chopped up.

    Then I let it marinate in the fridge for a week or two. The longer you leave it, the more it all penetrates into the liver.

    After a few weeks I take the liver out and do the usual outside in the sun toughening process, making sure to save all the nasty jiuces that the salt pulled out of the liver.

    Once the liver is nice and tough, I throw it in the smoker for 4 hours with some nice hickory smoke. I'm sure you could substitute liquid smoke, but I'm old school LOL.

    After it's smoked and cooled, I take the saved blood, the left over juice and more chopped garlic and put it in a jar and keep it in the fridge until Im ready to go fishing.