Keeping dough baits on hook?

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by catfishparadise, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. catfishparadise

    catfishparadise New Member

    Messages:
    78
    State:
    Henderson, Kentucky
    I havent had much luck doing this. What are some good ways to keep dough baits on the hook so that it doesnt fall off after you cast?
     
  2. 223reload

    223reload New Member

    Messages:
    10,798
    State:
    Oklahoma
    First,Welcome,Jacob. I used to use good ole catfish charley,on regular j hooks,never slung it off either,course I used a zebco 33 spincast and a med action rod too. I would use a spinning rig if I decided to use it again.
     

  3. BigCatter54

    BigCatter54 New Member

    Messages:
    811
    State:
    Oklahoma City
    They have the trebel hooks with springs on them, helps keep the dough bait.
     
  4. catfishparadise

    catfishparadise New Member

    Messages:
    78
    State:
    Henderson, Kentucky
    Thanks, I guess I will have to go out and get some of them treble hooks with springs on them then haha so I can spend more time fishing rather than rebaiting :big_smile:
     
  5. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

    Messages:
    7,782
    State:
    AR
    Go to the sponsors section and check out the looper rigs. You can't beat them for dough baits. He has a good selection of trebbles, kahles etc... Shoot Elgin a pm and he can fix you up at a good price.
     
  6. catfishparadise

    catfishparadise New Member

    Messages:
    78
    State:
    Henderson, Kentucky
    thanks man, that sounds like good idea :big_smile:
     
  7. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

    Messages:
    824
    State:
    Virginia
    I dont know if it will work on dough bates but when i use chicken livers i wrap them in small pieces of panty hose and tie a knot at the top. It works great.
     
  8. catfishparadise

    catfishparadise New Member

    Messages:
    78
    State:
    Henderson, Kentucky
    yeah i've did that before with my chicken livers too but i have a hard time to get the pantyhose off after the baits gone
     
  9. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

    Messages:
    2,648
    State:
    Indiana
    SMALL PIECES OF PANTY HOSE WORKS WELL
     
  10. catfishparadise

    catfishparadise New Member

    Messages:
    78
    State:
    Henderson, Kentucky
    oh ok thanks i appreciate it
     
  11. xringer3

    xringer3 New Member

    Messages:
    950
    State:
    Oklahoma
    buy them dinner, a movie, and a few glasses of wine, that usually works!LMAO:smile2:
     
  12. bownero

    bownero New Member

    Messages:
    3,137
    State:
    Hastings, Ne.
    Hi Jacob! The use of spring loaded trebles "mentioned in previous posts" works fine for dough baits. What I like to do is dip the bait in the water for a few seconds before casting. This helps stiffen the bait and helps it from slinging off the hook while casting. Adding a little flour to the dough-bait helps to. Just remember not to add to much, because it will dry out and crumble. Yes, the use of spinning tackle, is an added benefit when casting this type of bait.

    Hope this helps!!:big_smile::big_smile:
    Tight lines!!

    Mark
     
  13. catfishparadise

    catfishparadise New Member

    Messages:
    78
    State:
    Henderson, Kentucky
    Yeah Mark that does help...thanks man.
     
  14. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

    Messages:
    1,241
    State:
    south carolina
    you can also wrap them in some cheese cloth. it work well and is easier to get off than pantyhose. to bad more girls dont wear leggins made out of cheese cloth instead of pantyhose. :wink:
     
  15. catfishparadise

    catfishparadise New Member

    Messages:
    78
    State:
    Henderson, Kentucky
    Haha yeah...thanks for the tip. :big_smile:
     
  16. Kowegi

    Kowegi New Member

    Messages:
    56
    State:
    Tennessee
    Yeah, Wal-mart has spring loaded hooks in both Treble and Single varietys. You can get them on sale on pre-catfish season. You can probally get them for 75 cents. They are also snelled.

    Good luck!

    P.S. I have an article of Channel Catfishing in ponds With spinning tackle in ponds. Its on the Channel cat section
     
  17. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

    Messages:
    1,003
    State:
    SE Iowa
    You can find tule (sounds like tool) at walmart in the fabric area.
    Its a kind of netting worn by brides. Costs a buck or so for a yard of it. Pretty cheap.
    I keep some in my tackle box. Use it just like nylons but it ain't quite so tough.
    the best to ya
    just
     
  18. handyronokc

    handyronokc New Member

    Messages:
    69
    State:
    Oklahoma ( Central )
    My thoughts exactly :smile2: