Do canned sardines work for catfish bait?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by kyledbarnes, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. kyledbarnes

    kyledbarnes New Member

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    anybody tried this, if so, does it work good, it would be good for me, not having to catch bait, just stop by the grocery store, pretty cheap too
     
  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    I have never tried this bait, but I have read about others that have. I don't really know the results, but someone will chime in. Good luck fishing
     

  3. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    I would think that canned sardines would be awful hard to keep on a hook? Sure are good on crackers though :big_smile:
     
  4. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    I agree they would never stay on the hook, but on a cracker with some pepper sauce they would catch me! Probably cheaper to buy fresh or frozen anyway.
     
  5. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    they dont work well by themselves because as others have said they wont stay on the hook,but mixed with other bait,or a home made bait mixed with it works pretty well.
     
  6. pythonjohn

    pythonjohn New Member Supporting Member

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    I use the juice from sardines to soak cheap hot dog peices for catfish bait.
     
  7. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    They mix in very well in a dough bait........
     
  8. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    I have never used it but I may give it a try:smile2:
     
  9. centexcop

    centexcop New Member

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    Under the right conditions, I think catfish will bite almost anything. I have taken a can of sardines and poured them in with some fresh shad and froze them. I don't know if it made any difference or not, but i'd like to think that I provided a little extra scent to the shad.

    Anything will work once.... quality baits will work consistently.
     
  10. catfisherman369

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    the sardines in oil work great we have used them and caught many fish . what we did was put them in 2x2 medical gauze squares after you unfold the medical gauze it will be a thin 4x4 fill with sardines and tie the corners together . we also put tuna out of the can in panty hose so i would think sardines in panty hose would work . That is when we was messing with different baits . now i only use genos, sonnies , shad , and gill.
     
  11. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    Yeah they sure do especally the oil from it.Spices it up real nice.
     
  12. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    They work real on a cracker with a Bud
     
  13. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    Right on Harold, that's the way I like em; I also like limburger w/onion on a cracker, and a beer..........

    Limburger cheese, now that would be some expensive bait.
     
  14. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    ……….EGAD!!!! I got to thinking about Limburger cheese, and did a little research; no wonder it smells like dirty socks!!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limburger_cheese

    “…….Limburger is especially known for its pungent odor. The bacterium used to ferment Limburger cheese and other rind-washed cheeses is Brevibacterium linens; this same bacterium is found on human skin and is partially responsible for human body odor……. In 2006 a study showing that the malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae) is attracted equally to the smell of Limburger cheese and to the smell of human feet…”

    Oh well, I’ll still eat it on occasion.
     
  15. Philiagorillia

    Philiagorillia New Member

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    Actually they do, i made a nice dough bait with canned sardines, some old offbrand velveeta type cheese and some garlic powder.

    Basically i took 4 cans of regular sardines in oil, drained off the oil and tossed them into a mixing bowl.

    Got me some flour.

    Started mixing the sardines with the half block of cheese in the bowl till i got a mushy awful smellin paste then started mixing in the garlic powder and flour till i was satisfied, also i added some of the fish oil from the can because it got too dry. Its sorta a do it by eye type of job.

    After that i put it in the bed of the truck to use the next morning, it was about 70 when i hit the water with an overcast and expecting some rain. Caught 6 nice little eater channels in 2 hours and lots of good runs and tugs on the lines...
     
  16. jrack1

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    sardines in oil , put them in a bull-drum sack add a sinker and tie on line about a foot from your bait works great.
     
  17. catfisherman369

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    I make limburger and cat tails bait every once in awhile . I pick it up for 3.99 a pound in St.Louis at Soulard Market
     
  18. catmancarr

    catmancarr New Member

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    fish on treble hook or in a stocking
     
  19. bigkatking

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    i grind them up real fine in a blender freeze them then cut in bait size peices
    they will stay on the hook but you have to rebait often this also makes
    good chum bait
     
  20. surfcat

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    I would eat them on some crackers. Great snack.