Chicken livers for bait

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by steveturner024, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. steveturner024

    steveturner024 Active Member

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    When i use chicken livers for bait i use panty hose to hold it on. I still use circle hooks if the current isn't to fast other wise I use trebble hooks.

    How does everyone else keep it on the hook and what hooks you use?
     
  2. goshawk

    goshawk New Member

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    I tried Pany hose, but it was too much of a pain to use. Now I take my circle hook, put on some chicken liver as best I can. I then pull off a piece of cheap dollar store sewing thread about 12 inches long.

    I just wrap it around it till it's all wrapped up, no need to tie even.

    Sort of looks like one of those roasts with the string wrapped around it.

    Yum Yum:002:

    Quick, Easy and works like a champ even in water with current.
     

  3. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    i use small channels to keep mine off the hook
     
  4. Are they upside down?:eek:oooh:
     
  5. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    my Js are and some of my kahles but my trebles stay right side up
     
  6. I don't use anything to keep my livers on. I buy high quality products, Purdue is my favorite, and keep them cold. I thread them on right around the gristle a few times and it holds fine. After I put the baits out I take a piece and squeez it in my hand and throw some out on both sides of the boat like chum. About 10 minutes later, they usually come a runnin.:wink:
     
  7. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    i rarely use liver any more.but when i use to use it i would cut it up in small hunks ot home with sciscors(spelling?)then freeze it.try to keep frozen til you use it,throw it out and as it thaws it releases more amino acids.i use j hooks,just like them better.
     
  8. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    yeah them generic chickens don't have no good livers.:embarassed::smile2:
     
  9. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    he tracks down only the best cocks for his fishing pleasures
     
  10. :angry::angry:

    :smile2::tounge_out:
     
  11. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    *chicken cock not man....you perverts
     
  12. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    now thats a total different BALL game.
     
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  14. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    About 11 years ago we used chicken liver like is was going out of style . We mastered just putting it on a J hook . Caught thousands of channels on it .
    I havent used chicken liver in years .
     
  15. goshawk

    goshawk New Member

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    Since you seemed to be doing pretty good with liver, why did you stop?
     
  16. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    probably because the quality of chicken livers has declined over the years.
     
  17. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Because I started using Sonnies dip bait . It produces way more fish then chicken liver . Now I been using Team Catfish secret 7 it produces way more then chicken livers and gets bites quicker then Sonnies .

    We use dip bait and shad or bluegill whole or cut , seems to be all we need .
     
  18. :confused2::smile2:
     
  19. Good info bro. I never used any of that dip bait yet, but I know the livers really draw bites, and I usually only use it for the cold weather to wake those suckers up. Plus, it's only 1.75 a tub for livers. How much does that stuff you use cost? I might have to try it if it is a economically sound choice.:big_smile:
     
  20. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    I like just putting it on the hook and giving it a sling. If it's good fresh liver no need for that other garbage. I use liver on circle hook regularly when fishing for channels.