Cured Livers or Fresh Livers

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by TheCatfishingBoy, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. TheCatfishingBoy

    TheCatfishingBoy New Member

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    Which do you think will work the best
    Cured Livers or Fresh Livers?
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  2. godsglad8tor

    godsglad8tor New Member

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    i think it can go either way, i use fresh myself, but why not have both on your hands, you can never have to much bait when it comes to cats, you never know what their taste buds are screaming that day:0a26:
     

  3. CATFISH1998

    CATFISH1998 New Member

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    I use the fresh ones. A lot less messy.
     
  4. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Most of the time, they'll hit the cured livers at least as well as the fresh ones. Of course, sometimes they'll only hit the cured ones, or only hit the fresh ones.
     
  5. F150Catfish

    F150Catfish New Member

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    I have alot luck with fresh liver, caught 28" channel last Friday.
     
  6. SassyManxLady

    SassyManxLady New Member

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    Okay, got to ask. Just what is a cured liver? Are we talking raw chicken livers that have been left out to get rotten :confused2:

    Sassy
     
  7. godsglad8tor

    godsglad8tor New Member

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    cured chicken livers are CV left in the sun for a few hours to toughen up the texture, it stays better on the hook, just some side info, if you have problems with fresh livers staying on your hook, carry some sewing string and tie it around your liver or you can use some used panny hose, just drop the desired amount of chicken liver in the hose and slam it on that hook

    i use a baited hook my self usually when i go fishing, i just hook the livers multiple times, i would say 6 to 7 to make sure it stays on , works for me

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  8. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    Cured liver should be cured in non-iodized salt, and perhaps some garlic powder, prior to being left in the sun. The good thing about cured liver is that it keeps for a long time and generally stays on a hook a lot better.

    Fresh liver usually requires a treble hook with bait holder, or some other means to hold the liver on the hook, such as thread or mesh. I stay away from panty hose, but use mesh material instead.

    Welcome to the club, by the way. Sorry in advance for the avatar troubles you'll be having...(most all of us have!) :sad2:
     
  9. jedt

    jedt New Member

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    I like fresh the best used with mesh. I have been debating this subject with myself lately. I like fresh but cured does stay on the hook better.
     
  10. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    i can tomataos, you guys can liver? can even imagine what your wife thinks about that!...correct me if im wrong.:eek:oooh: lol rollo
     
  11. tspergin

    tspergin New Member

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    There is a exellent thread in the library explaining how to cure livers,they are a real good bait for channel-cats and will keep a long time if refrigerated
     
  12. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    I tried both on several occasions and I tend to prefer the cured ones, but theres nothing wrong with taking both. Try both and see which ones work best.
     
  13. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Best to have both when fishing. Ya never know what they are hungry for.

    I prefer the cured ones though.
     
  14. master_cat

    master_cat New Member

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    if i had to use liver it would be fresh