Home made punch bait

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by melvinrose, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. melvinrose

    melvinrose New Member

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    I was out late yesterday evening and I spotted what appeared to be a school of shad in shallow water. I have been wanting to try my hand at making my own bait so I dug out my throw net and caught enough 2" threadfin shad to fill up a quart size ziplock bag. I had already gathered cat tails a while back so I had them at home. I iced down the shad and today when I got off work I went to HEB and bought two pounds of fine grated sharp cheddar cheese and one pound of lard. I ran the shad through a meat grinder and mixed everything together. I don't really know how much cat tails I put in there but it wa a lot. I also added some dry flour and oatmeal to the bait to stiffen it up. All that made about a gallon of bait. I'm going to let it set for awhile and age then try it out. Has anybody else tried this and doed anybody have any suggestions?
     
  2. Salty1

    Salty1 New Member

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    How about trying parmesan cheese. That stuff taste good but damn it stinks !!!:eek:oooh:
     

  3. melvinrose

    melvinrose New Member

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    The worst cheese i've ever smelled is limburger. No way am i going to taste that stuff.
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Melvin sounds like a good idea. Please update us when you have given it the fish test. Thanks.
     
  5. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Limburger cheese tastes pretty good. It doesn't stink, it just has a very strong odor. I've heard of mixing limburger and hog brains 50/50, but never tried it.
     
  6. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

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    Jerry,


    Buddy I have to dissagree with you. To me Limburger cheese stinks...lol
     
  7. BLKCLOUD

    BLKCLOUD Member

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    We actually used to mix this very same ingredients and made a stink bait for trapping..:big_smile:
     
  8. melvinrose

    melvinrose New Member

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    I tried it out yesterday and it seems to be a little dry. I must of put too much dry flour and oatmeal in it. The channel cats did like it. They weren't biting good but I did get some bites and caught one keeper. I'm going to catch more shad to grind up and add to it. Also it needs more time to ripen. I will keep my progress posted.
     
  9. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    I've experimented with dip baits, using cheese and shad. Worked okay, but Sonny's, Hog Wild, Rusty's, etc. works just as well and it easier to use.
     
  10. TexDan

    TexDan New Member

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    This is sort of strange because I have been thinking (last night) of trying almost the same recipe. I am going to make a similar out of Lard, Shad, Liver and Parmesan cheese with either cattail of cotton fibers. If yours is too dry try mixing in a little of the water from the place that you are fishing. I have to do this with Danny King's punch bait sometimes. I love punch baits and if this works I want to catch a mess of crawfish for a crawfish version. Cats LOVE crawfish!
     
  11. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    Add a "little" fish oil to it to get the texture just right.....
     
  12. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I guess it's all in the perception. Personally, I think a salt marsh smells wonderful, especially when it's been a while since smelling one, but I've heard a lot of people talk about how it stinks.
     
  13. melvinrose

    melvinrose New Member

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    I havent been able to get out much lately. Work and now cold weather are getting in the way. I was wondering, my wife bought a bottle of orental fish sauce once for a recipe she was cooking. I can't remember what the dish was she cooked but I remember how strong that bottle of fish sauce smelled! Has anybody put any of that stuff in a homemade bait concoction before? I seriously thinking about mixing some into my punch bait. Any comments?
     
  14. loop

    loop New Member

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    If the fish oil your talking about is natural fish oil I would think it would give the bait a little kick.
    Try it you might like it, rather the fish might.
    Loop
     
  15. riverratokie

    riverratokie New Member

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    If its too dry try some condensed milk. Smells really good after it ripens!
     
  16. dab_602000

    dab_602000 New Member

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    Soften it up with WD-40 and sprinkle with garlic powder. It will work wonders. Try alittle on some crackers too
     
  17. melvinrose

    melvinrose New Member

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    yeah, i bet it does. i've been fishin the birds lately with sure shot punch bait and it has been really good!
     

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