Chumming question

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by NJ CLAD, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. NJ CLAD

    NJ CLAD New Member

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    What are your favorite chums? Do you use different chums for trophy fish?
     
  2. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    I don't chum because it attracts, turtles and trash fish, such as gar. I've never seen a necessity for chumming. BTW: Welcome to the BOC! Lots of fine folks and great info HERE!
    Bill in SC
     

  3. cathog

    cathog New Member

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    I use soured corn and milo for eating size blues and channels. It seems to work very well. I have never tried to chum for trophy fish, but I have heard it does not work. Wlecome to the BOC.
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I use soured chicken scratch or dried dog food. I like to use it a day before I fish, and small amounts to recharge the area the day that I'm fishing.
     
  5. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    I dont chum alot but i do keep all the chicken liver blood and the little bitty pieces you can put on the hook and and use that when i go.
     
  6. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    I use soured corn and milo
     
  7. centexcop

    centexcop Well-Known Member

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    Horse & Mule... or similar sweet feed....
     
  8. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    you can also use soy beans and you dont have to sour it.cotton seed cake works good to but it draws a lot of carp and buffalo.
     
  9. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Jerry. I don't chum but looks like some good answers above.
     
  10. Catcaller

    Catcaller New Member

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    We have been known to put cut trout or shad in a gunny sack...attach it to the anchor...and let the scent/taste waft downstream in the river to attract blues and channel in the early spring months...when the turtles are yet too lethargic to come a runnin'.

    This does work if a guy is going to be anchored for awhile in the same spot.

    Chumming while drifting works as well...if a guy will take a meat grinder...and churn out some shad everyonce in awhile.

    Dry dogfood...which floats for awhile before it saturates and sinks...is another option when fishing a small body of water such as a pond.

    Just rig a minnow shallow on a bobber...less than 6"...and cast it out amongst the floating pieces.

    Whether or not the fish are used to this doesn't matter...it's amazing how quickly channel will catch onto the floating food...and once they do...especially the first time...it's a true feeding frenzy! (Don't set your rod down!!! Lol...that's from experience! :wink: )