Imitation crab for catfish bait - Has anybody ever tried it

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by whiskerbiscuit, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. whiskerbiscuit

    whiskerbiscuit New Member

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    Has anyone ever try using this for catfish?It's packaged like cheese stick's.I think the cost of this stuff is under $4.00 for a nice size package. The strangest bait i've used that caught catfish would have to be a creamated piece of hotdog:know-big:..........Mike
     
  2. rasimmons

    rasimmons Guest

    never tried the crab meat but used cooked shrimp when i was younger it worked okay
     

  3. FRANK

    FRANK New Member

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    I have tried the imitation crab and never caught any cats on it in the rivers that I fish, however I would still try the crab in your fishing hot spots because diffrent baits have diffrent results in diffrent waters.

    Be sure to let us know if you have any luck with it.
     
  4. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    lol- At home we call it "Crabbic Zirconia" LMAO

    its just cod I think, shaved and rolled and dyed. Giver a try! Cant be any worse off than the 16lb channel I got as a kid on a 2 inch hunk of slim jim!
     
  5. bwolcott

    bwolcott New Member

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    I tried this before were i fish and the blue gill attacked it better than the cats. i always have hotdogs with me when i fish, it never has failed to pull atleast one cat.
     
  6. bigredsbbq

    bigredsbbq New Member

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    i like to eat that stuff myself
     
  7. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    If I'm not mistaken, imitation crab meat is made from pollack. I've never tried using it for bait, but it's pretty bland tasting; I think that bacon or salt pork would be more effective. I've used both of them with success.
     
  8. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    I personally would eat tha before I had time to put it on the hook. Man I love that stuff, espically cooked in a pan of butter! Yum.
     
  9. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    Jerry you might be on to something with the salt pork, sounds like a good bait
     
  10. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    I've used bacon before but never tried salt pork. Sounds interesting, what kind of packaging does it come in? Strips like bacon?
     
  11. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    You may be able to find it sliced, but I generally see it in a chunk. Last spring, we caught a 18.5# blue on it. I still think that skipjack or fresh shad is my most productive bait by far, but if you don't have either one of those available, it's use a backup bait or don't fish.
     
  12. jim

    jim New Member

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    This stuff is very effective.Melt some butter in a saute pan then add a little garlic powder.Add the crabmeat and saute until done.;) Eat right out of the pan if you are from Ohio OR place on an plate with knife and fork if civilized (Sorry H2O).Eat all of it and then go fishing.I have caught many good sizes catfish this way.:) ;) :cool:
     
  13. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    I tried it last year and it was a flop, would much rather eat it myself.