Does fermented grain really work or is it kinda like an urban myth

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by Rajun_Cajun, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. Rajun_Cajun

    Rajun_Cajun New Member

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    umm i guess just comment and tell me if it works
     
  2. solomon

    solomon New Member

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    sure it works. but it's better if you run it through two or three times:rolleyes:
     

  3. JimF

    JimF New Member

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    Last year, after the harvest of the local farms I fish just south of the grain bins ( elevators), my wifie cought a channel about 12lbs, once in the boat it spit up a large amount of corn & beans. A very large amount, all over the boat, it stands to reason that ( at least in the fall after harvest) that grain wound no dought be a wise choice. I will try it myself this year.
     
  4. stickthrower

    stickthrower New Member

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    Absolutely!!! I have had the best luck with Maize, however others I know use corn, oats, wheat, etc. I just have always had best luck with Maize.:) Works best if you bait the hole at least 12-24 hrs before fishing. Upon arrival throw out a can full which will get them in a feeding mode. Try to use the same times you bait as times you plan on fishing. I do it a lot for taking kids & family for channels. Makes for a great memory trip:) ! I will say I have never caught a big 10#+ over grain though. JMHO

    Frank
     
  5. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    Yes it really does work, it brings in all kinds of fish not just cats. I use it for chum all the time but you have to limit how much you throw out for chum as the fish will fill themselves up on it and then it's hard to catch anything.
     
  6. cook

    cook New Member

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    Fermented rice and hops always attracted me!!:grin-big:
     
  7. hookem

    hookem New Member

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    you bet,try beans and wheat soaked together
     
  8. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Let it turn clear, drink it and you will not give a care if you even get a bite.:) :) Yep I call that working!!;) ;)
     
  9. augila

    augila New Member

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    I use soured hen scratch and it works well for channels. pour out a coffee can full every 30 min. or so
     
  10. jim

    jim New Member

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    Definitely works!:) You can even buy it already fermented in cans that say COORS,BUDWEISER,MILLER etc.I wouldn't advise applying it to the water because inebriated catfish are a disticnt hazard what with all those sharp pointy fins etc.On a more serious note check In-fisherman Magazine which has run articles on the fermented grain chumming concept before.It does work, particularly for channels and I know it was very popular in Texas when I lived there.:)