Just a tip for you who use liver

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by BILLYP, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. BILLYP

    BILLYP New Member

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    Ok here is my trick to keeping liver on the hook
    Use a treble any size make a 12in leeder with a loop at one end. Take a croshet hook (used for knitting) Number 10. Run that through the liver, hook it up on the loop run your liver down the leeder so it sets in the hook instead of around it. Attach the leeder using a swivel, and give it a wingdinger on into the water. The fish have to bite the hook to get to the liver so more fish, less time rebaiting.
     
  2. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Thats not a bad idea. I personally use sewing thread make ten wraps around liver, and tie it off at the top of the shank.
     

  3. BILLYP

    BILLYP New Member

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    I was useing thread but with it in the water it would break easy this way you never have to worry about that.
     
  4. floundahman

    floundahman New Member

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    I remember old posts about using pantyhose. I tried it but I like your idea better. I'll be giving it a try this spring.
     
  5. BILLYP

    BILLYP New Member

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    MAKE SURE THAT THE CROSHET HOOK IS A NUMBER 10
    thats the smallest that they make that I know of. Ive tried the number 9 and it was to big. The 10 was just perfect.:0a26:
     
  6. pythonjohn

    pythonjohn New Member Supporting Member

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    Good tip!
    Thanks Billy.
     
  7. PeZ

    PeZ New Member

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    Thanks for the tip ill try it.
     
  8. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    This has been repeated on a few other posts, but I like to age my liver. Outside, in the sun, for about two days before I use it. Some like garlic and salt added, but I don't find it necessary. The aging process will toughen up the liver so it stays on my circle hooks just fine.
     
  9. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Billy for the tip.:cool2:
     
  10. Ghoulscout 13

    Ghoulscout 13 New Member

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  11. Ictalurus Punctatus

    Ictalurus Punctatus New Member

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    Slice the liver into long strips. Stick the end onto one of the prongs of a #2 treble hook, and wrap the liver slice around the shank of the hook until you reach the other end of the liver slice. Then impale said liver slice onto another prong of the treble hook, and voila! The liver is cradled by the treble hook rather than hanging from the hook. It has worked for me.

    Jon
     
  12. catfish101

    catfish101 New Member

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    change brands tyson sucks will not stay on hook try other brands
    they use to hot of water or something other brand stay on hook better
    try local store that recup them from 5lb tub
    to the person that lets them stay in sun you are asking to get sick with
    salbinela that would suck
     
  13. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    He wants to us it for bait Not eat it.
     
  14. olddriller

    olddriller New Member

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    John where and when is the Missouri gathering?
    OLDDRILLER
     
  15. Karoake_katfish

    Karoake_katfish New Member

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    Thanks for the tip I will try it the next trip out
     
  16. Shep

    Shep New Member

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    Jeff after you dry the liver how do you keep it? freezer or just let it dry out more
     
  17. WHEELMOBILE07

    WHEELMOBILE07 New Member

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    I would think that you have to use it up after you dry it, I don't think many people freeze after dehydration.

    Wheelmobile07
     
  18. micus

    micus New Member

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    Freezing works fine with dehydrated chicken liver. What ya gotta watch out for is that once dehydrated it looks like beef jerky--carefull what ya chew on!
     
  19. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    all you guys keep talking bout curing liver and stuff im gonna have to try it i guess but to tell the truth i have never had a problem keeping it on the hook unless it has been thawed/refrozen repeatedly then it gets a bit mushy for me but youall have converted me to at least give it a whorl
     
  20. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Good tip, on the liver.