Coffee Anyone? Do you use coffee in homemade baits?

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by kyredneck, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    I see where Strike King is making tube skirts that are salt impregnated and scented with coffee bean granules/oil; the scent of coffee is supposed to be 'incredibly attractive' to fish.

    Anyone here ever incorporate coffee into your homemade baits?
     
  2. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    Sounds like another gimmick to catch fishermen,...Never heard of coffee drinking fish.:roll_eyes:
     

  3. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Do they prefer regular or decaff???:eek:oooh::smile2:
     
  4. centexcop

    centexcop Well-Known Member

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    I hope they don't like starbucks.... I couldn't afford that...lol
     
  5. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    ....hehe, it doesn't say in this article if he was using reg or decaf........

    http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/fishing/news/story?page=icast_making-scents

    ".......Troy Gibson of Strike King Lures has been fishing since he was old enough to walk. And as a lure designer, he always pays attention to the forage fish in a particular body of water. Two years ago, Gibson competed in a Bassmaster Central Open on Texas' Lake Sam Rayburn. At the end of the day, while his co-angler went to get his vehicle and back the boat trailer in the water, Gibson ate a package of crackers and sipped the last cup of coffee from his thermos.

    Gibson tossed some cracker crumbs in the water, so he could observe the sunfish that gathered to eat them. When he realized the last of his coffee was filled with grounds, he tossed it in the water on the other side of his boat.

    "The bream left the crackers to go to the coffee grounds," said Gibson. "Then it turned into a feeding frenzy. Instead of just a few fish, it turned into 15 or 20. They looked like piranhas chewing those coffee grounds."

    So Gibson thought about integrating a natural element, coffee, into the soft plastic process of manufacturing tube lures. The result is Strike King's new Coffee Tubes, which are coffee and salt impregnated.

    Subsequent field tests on the lure have been so successful that Wednesday Gibson was predicting his creation would help some pro angler win the next Bassmaster Elite Series event, which concludes Sunday on Lake Erie......"
     
  6. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    Might be a good chum for bait, something to get their attention.
    I've seen perch go after sand thrown in the water, doesn't mean it'll be good bait. I'm betting it was more of a sight/sound attraction rather than scent.

    Now maybe if you used espresso :wink::smile2:
     
  7. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    Maybe there was a bit of Rum in it!!
     
  8. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    Ha!! Now I DO know of some folks that use moonshine in their bait concoctions.............
     
  9. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I think its a great idea and worth trying. I will test it in the spring and post back.
     
  10. swink1

    swink1 New Member

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    works on carp
     
  11. Angler Ace

    Angler Ace New Member

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    I use egg shells and Coffee grinds in my worm bed. Its the fish who get nervous when I use the worms for bait. Seriously, I know it don't harm the bite, I still catch a lot of Trout, and catfish, don't know if it helps either, I just know I catch fish with the coffee ingested worms.
     
  12. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    Thats interesting, I'm always interested in trying something new. I'll remember to give that a try in the spring. Water is kinda hard now. I bet a guy could use instant coffee on a marshmallow.
     
  13. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Not only does it sound like something worth trying on catfish, but it sounds great for attracting bream, especially when you're wanting to catch them in your cast net. And cheaper than crackers. :tounge_out:

    Ain't that called 'recycling'? :eek:oooh:
     
  14. lance

    lance New Member

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    As a kid my worms were almost always in a Maxwell House can . Come to think of it I used to catch more fish !
     
  15. rythymroach

    rythymroach New Member

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    umm err ahhh he he he I wonder ifn deys any expresso drinking catfish, cuz it seems like deys wood be in a big hurry to get another shot.
    makes me wonder about dem dare french catfish to, lol do dey want cappucino's ? lattes? grandes?
    and could I get an interpreter to ask One cuz dis old hillbilly cant speak dat dare franch talk.

    Now Ima wonderin how may of dem fishy's smoke and watch monday night football:confused2:
     
  16. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Brian; I see this is your first post.

    Do you care to share how you use coffee in carp bait?
     
  17. rasmotherman

    rasmotherman New Member

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    I have also heard the same thing. they say bass love em. I figure if bass like the scent cats surely will. im gonna try some chicken breast soaked in an extra strong pot of joe. i will keep you posted on the outcome.
     
  18. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC. Please let us know hoewit works:wink:
     
  19. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    Yeah i can see catfish cranked up on caffeine jetting through the water like torpedoes lol.And they would be all grumpy in the morning until they had there first cup.
     
  20. Moose1

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    SO THE KEY WORD HERE IS USED COFFEE GROUNDS NOT UNCOOKED COFFEE??
    HOW ABOUT THE DUNKIN DONUTS ??

    THOUGHT I WOULD ASK:smile2: