How to Keep Chicken Livers on the Hook

Discussion in 'Fishing Bait Review' started by Catman 1964, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. Catman 1964

    Catman 1964 New Member

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    What have you guys found to be the best way to keep Chicken Livers on the hook. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    Try Using Small Rubber Bands.
     

  3. PeZ

    PeZ New Member

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    i use a treble hook work pretty but u can also use panty hose
     
  4. primitive

    primitive Member

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    Make sure you use fresh liver ( unfrozen if possible ).
    Cut with scissers ( a good tip I learned here ).
    Run a circle hook through it two to four times.
    Lob it out when you cast, don't fling it.
    Fresh liver can stay on your hook for quite a while if you are careful.
     
  5. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    I have had great success usein an elastic thread sold at craft stores. Wind it around a good gob of liver good and snug, break it off and cast away. No need to lob it. It will stay on. Hope this helps.
     
  6. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Keep your liver cool, it falls apart if it gets warm. You don't need to put a huge piece of liver on the hook. A catfisheman friend suggested when I started using a piece about the size of your first thumb joint. That's what I did when using liver.

    But, the best advice is get a castnet, catch bream or shad, and get out of the liver for bait business. Its cheap, but messy.
     
  7. maverick43812

    maverick43812 New Member

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    keep it cold is the best bet but if your gonna be out for a while where you cant keep it cold try adding some vinegar to it makes the liver stiffen up a little
     
  8. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    Big George Has The Right Trick.
     
  9. Big Cat Crazy

    Big Cat Crazy New Member

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    I have used panty hose for years. Its cheap and it will hold the livers on real well. I take a small rubber band, like they give to people wearing braces on there teeth, or as small as you can get, cut a 3 x 3 piece of panty hose, bait my treble hook, and set the baited hook down in a pocket in the panty hose. Then pul;l the edges of the panty hose up around the neck of the hook and wrap the rubber around and around till tight. You can also take a reel of dental floss, and wrap and tie at the top instead of rubber band.
     
  10. Jebbie

    Jebbie New Member

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    If I'm using fresh liver I found that the best way for me is to put a trebble on a snap-swivel. Unsap the trebble from it, and the liver onto the shank a few times, then snap the trebble back on.

    If you have cured them right, just use a circle, or a khale threaded onto it several time. I can toss it without worries of it flying off.
     
  11. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    i just use the old fashioned baitholder style hooks be gentle hooking them and lob insted of really slinging em
     
  12. BigCatDreaming

    BigCatDreaming New Member

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    i'm a bit of a bait slinger at times and use to have the same problem. So i just take a worse spool of extra fishing i had and just cut a piece of and tied the liver on the the hook. It can be a bit of a pain at times but not nearly as worse as losing chicken livers left and right
     
  13. Sam Wall

    Sam Wall New Member

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    Big George has the right idea I use elastic thread and I never lose livers.
     
  14. loop

    loop New Member

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    When all else fails take it throw it in a blender then into a container add cornstrach until it is like peanut butter then add cattail fuzz until it is a punch bait.Then punch a # 4 or #2 treble hook in it and lob her out.
    Loop
     
  15. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    I carry a spool of sewing thread in my tackle box.When I use liver I break of a piece of thread about a foot long and just wrap it around the liver fairly snug.No need to tie it. good luck what ever you use.
     
  16. Ghoulscout 13

    Ghoulscout 13 New Member

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    take a thiner wire hook and thread it on a couple of times.
     
  17. ibohunter

    ibohunter New Member

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    i have tried turkey livers and they well as well and stay on the hook, they are a little harder to get
     
  18. TXBlueHunter

    TXBlueHunter New Member

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    I just cure mine and never have to worry about it. Once they are cured they stay on the hook (any type) and catch just as many cats as raw liver with out all the mess.
     
  19. zoelife

    zoelife New Member

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    Sewing thread,about a foot,and just wrap..no muss,no fuss..works like a charm,although I do have a problem wrapping with thread on circle hooks,but I usually use cut-bait on those..when I do use liver,it is just to find out if there is ANYTHING out there...
    Peace and Plenty,
    Kevin
     
  20. jsharper

    jsharper New Member

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    A tip that I got off this web site from another post that works well. Take about 8" of sewing thread and wrap it around the liver, doesn't need to be tied and works great. I use it on stink bait also, if the brand I am using has fiber in it.

    Jim