cut bait substitute?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by sbirnel, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. sbirnel

    sbirnel Member

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    I was looking for something to use instead of punch bait and cut bait for cats, because I cant always get good cut shad or cut bait, and punch bait works great but STINKS! anyways, I tried a strip of chamois, soaked in menhaden oil. so far it seems the cats like it. I am wondering if a big strip soaked in the oil then drifted might work for big blues? I dont have access to a lake where I can try it myself right now, maybe someone else would give it a try for me and let me know if it works? the chamois really soaks up the oil and puts out a lot of scent in the water as evidenced by the oil slick it produces. it really looks like something big cat would taste!
     
  2. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    Sounds like a pretty good idea scott but i pretty much just fish rivers. I would like to know how it does if you get a chance to try it.
     

  3. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    NEVER TRIED IT , BUT ALWAYS COULD GET BAIT
     
  4. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    For large Bluecats ....there is no substitute for fresh cutbait.:eek:oooh:
     
  5. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    i have done it with a sponge and it worked. just take a damp sponge put it into the oil and press it with a stick it'll absorb some oil and last about 20 min in the river maybe 30 min in a lake never tried there so i'm guessing.
     
  6. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    never caught a bluecat yet, but from what i've read and seen on catfishing videos, fresh cutbait out fishes them all!!:eek:oooh::eek:oooh:
     
  7. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    Haven't done this yet and I hope it works. www.fswlures.com contains some
    non stink bait ideas which just might work. I haven't tried them yet but I
    most likely will since I think that a catfish can smell well enough to know
    that this is made from something digestible and they aren't really picky when
    they're eater sized and hungry.
     
  8. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    www.fslures.com is the right link to these guys site I think. Time will tell.