Chum bags for catfish?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by bluecatnut, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. bluecatnut

    bluecatnut New Member

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    iwas thinking about using a laundry bag and fill it with fresh cut skipjack and set it in my hole i fish do anyone use chum and does it work
     
  2. sairving

    sairving New Member

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    When Al and I know we are going to be some place for a couple of days we usually try to chum. He got a cricket tube for our trip to Texoma and we are going to put some cut shad in there. I think that is what he said and see what we can catch.
     

  3. Jroc777

    Jroc777 Member

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    I have used chum a couple of times and it works fairly well. I would suggest smooshing or grinding up the fish so that the scent can get out better. Good luck to ya!
     
  4. bluecatnut

    bluecatnut New Member

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    good idea i was just gonna cut up the chum
     
  5. foreverflathead

    foreverflathead New Member

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    Ive used old potato chips, crackers and cereal to bring baitfish into an area and them used chubs or other live bait and it does seem to help in certain cituations.
     
  6. rsimms

    rsimms New Member

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    A buddy of mine does same thing with dry dog food in a mesh bag. Obviously takes a bit longer for dry food to soak and "dispense" compared to canned food... but it's less expensive and he swears by it.
     
  7. ersel

    ersel New Member

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    We also take the can dog food but hang it in a tree above the water when the moggots start to drop the bream stack up below the tree. A grat way to catch bait
     
  8. rsimms

    rsimms New Member

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    Hmmm... I like that idea. How big of a hole, or holes, do you punch in can... and how?
     
  9. Redtick

    Redtick New Member

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    I use cracklins in a mesh bag. A good chum is to take field corn, put it in a 5 gallon bucket, add water, let it sour for a week or so, and then use a scoop on a stick to chum the area you are going to fish. You can do the same thing with soybeans or wheat. Some folks use soured chicken feed.
     
  10. TEAYSWRESTLER

    TEAYSWRESTLER New Member

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    I have tried chum a few times when fishing in a cove but this is the store bought stuff not exactly top of the line but I have'nt ever had any luck with it.
     
  11. oh no

    oh no New Member

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    I've tryed that sour corn deal and it did not seem to work on KY lake. Tryed in back bays.
     
  12. HOPPY4

    HOPPY4 New Member

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    The Sour corn works well for CARP and brings bait in for the Wels cats as well!!!! We have done it often and the results are worth the effort. The can of dog food is a worth while trick in theory. I will remember to use it once I return.

    HOPPY4
     
  13. waterwalker

    waterwalker New Member

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    I sometimes tie them a foot or so above my anchors then put down with the anchor works good for me.
     
  14. kspor

    kspor New Member

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    I was thinking of using a old onion sack. Mesh would be similiar to laundry bag. I have seen them use em for salt water fishing. Great idea
     
  15. hunters

    hunters New Member

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    I am planning on trying soured milo in a bag (so taht I can thow it out farther since I do not have a bout) thish weekend.
    I'll let you know how it works.
     
  16. APD1146

    APD1146 New Member

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    hey foreverflathead thats a nice looking ride.
    COOL !