Does Cheese work for catfish?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by TX Fisherman, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    my best friend wants to know if fishing with cheese for catfish works? does it?
     
  2. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, It's not uncommon to catch a channel while fishing for trout with cheeses like Velveeta. It seems cats will eat just about any thing you offer given the right circumstance
     

  3. FishBrew

    FishBrew New Member

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    cheese (in various forms) is a common ingredient in alot of prepared baits (punch & dough). Mixed or by itself, it is a cat attractor/bait
     
  4. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Yes Cheese is a very good bait the more it stinks the better it is:eek:oooh:
     
  5. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Mark and Nick a couple of old fishing buddys who don't get out much anymore used to make their own. Its a dip bait.
    Its just cheese and eggs.
    Generally its cheese scraps from a near by cheese factors and a couple of dozen eggs in a 5 gallon bucket.
    I guarantee they will take the recipe to the grave though:).

    Lots of guys use cheese in fish traps. Of course thats just something I heard since fish traps are illegal here in Iowa.
    lots of luck
    just
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Cheese is the base of many commerical baits on the market today. And fish seem to love it .Buy the stinky type it will draw the fish to it.
     
  7. Bigun

    Bigun New Member

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    The game wardens looking for the biggest outlaw commercial fishermen in these parts follow the cheese trail. Nough said !
     
  8. pythonjohn

    pythonjohn New Member Supporting Member

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    I have used Ivory soap and cheese blended together.It works well for me.
     
  9. colten

    colten Member

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    I make a lot of homemade baits and I use cheese in most of them.
     
  10. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    My neghbor says cheese works well, but I have never try it.
     
  11. Salty1

    Salty1 New Member

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    Try this................
    Parmesan cheese
    Canned tuna
    Wheaties
    Liquid infant formula
    Raw Eggs
     
  12. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    whats liquid infant formula?
     
  13. Salty1

    Salty1 New Member

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    It's the stuff that replaces breast milk for newborn children.
     
  14. jtrew

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    Can't remember where I read it, but a few years back I read about some guys running a test on what type cheese catfish like best. They used stinky cheese and Velveeta type cheese, but what worked best for that particular test was plain old cheddar cheese cut in small chunks with nothing added to it.
     
  15. upncomincatfishking

    upncomincatfishking New Member

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    limburger cheese is the foulest smellin cheese it works great by itself or in dough bait.
     
  16. WHEELMOBILE07

    WHEELMOBILE07 New Member

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    seems like cheese would act like a glue between other materials in dough bait. I always use cut or live bait though so what do I know.

    Wheelmobile07
     
  17. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    What? no toe cheese?
     
  18. micus

    micus New Member

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    Left over process cheese from the cheese factories (with many types mixed together) mixed with a thickener was the all time best channel bait I ever used. My uncle would split a barrel with a bunch of other guys. I haen't had any since he passed away.
     
  19. waitinforwhiskers

    waitinforwhiskers New Member

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    im gonna try cheese next time out
     
  20. Indigo Flats

    Indigo Flats New Member

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    I agree it stinks (an understatement) but is a great bait. I have two big pieces sitting in the freezer (triple sacked) waiting to be used. What astounded me was watching a program on cheese made in Wisconsin and seeing people in a bar actually eating grilled Limburger cheese sandwiches. I can eat most anything but I'm not that tough!!