Keeping Liver on the Hook

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by jerellman, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. jerellman

    jerellman New Member

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    I bought some chicken liver for later today and noticed it would be really hard to keep it on the hook. Does anybody know a way to keep it on better?
     
  2. sairving

    sairving New Member

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    Thread it on or get you some pantyhose and put it in there and then put on the hook. Good luck!!!!
     

  3. jerellman

    jerellman New Member

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    thanks shelly, ill keep that in mind today.
     
  4. sairving

    sairving New Member

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    Also, I forgot. If you get some garlic salt and dump it in the liver this seems to toughen them up. Also, lay them out in the sun for a little bit. They toughen up this way. Good luck!!!
     
  5. KansasKatter

    KansasKatter New Member

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    Like she said, take a spool of thread with you and wrap it up after you get it on the hook, it stays on real good that way!
     
  6. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    if you don't know already,cut the panty hose into squares big enough to fold the liver in and bring the corners up and over the hook point. If possible use fresh, not frozen livers.
     
  7. Ghoulscout 13

    Ghoulscout 13 New Member

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    if you get like a 2/0 amberdine hook, or anyother hook that has a light wiring on it, you can keep putting the hook through the liver so it stays on better, still comes off easy but if a cat hits it, it should get hooked
     
  8. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    You guys are working too hard.

    Use a treble hook and tie a snap swivel to your main line. Grab a liver, stick the shank of the treble hook through the liver until the eye sticks out the other side and attach it to the snap swivel. Go fish.
     
  9. jerellman

    jerellman New Member

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    Thanks, you guys are amazing!
     
  10. Gringoloco

    Gringoloco Member

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    I normally just throw a nice chunk of liver on there without anything else and it stays on there really well.
     
  11. BIGCAT DADDY 71

    BIGCAT DADDY 71 New Member

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    i use thin sewing thread, wrap it up good. it works.
     
  12. eggman

    eggman New Member

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    You have to do the Liver Dance before you cast. Taught to me by the Dodgeman on the shores of lake carlyle. You can do it with clothes on or off (Dodge most always takes his off....yikes!) Just do a fast jig around yer chair three times then whisper a liver prayer to yourself and then you can cast it out with no problem....

    egg
     
  13. countrycat15

    countrycat15 New Member

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    i useully use a treble hook.
     
  14. pursuing_cats

    pursuing_cats New Member

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    I agree with all the previous posts. I still do my livers the way my Father did so many years ago. Before dehydraters, we would let them soak in garlic salt and anise oil. We eould then place them on a piece of heavy duty foil and lay them in the sun till they started to dry out. Then we would flip them over to finish drying. With the outside dried some they would stay on the hook alot better. We could sling them a country mile. While they sat in the water they start to absorb the water and release the oil, garlic and the blood and the fish would come a calling.
     
  15. Ghoulscout 13

    Ghoulscout 13 New Member

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    good idea, but ive had several big cats brake my snap swivles. but for smaler cats thats a great idea
     
  16. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    I doubt you'll catch a monster on chicken liver in any case. But if that's a concern, just use a bigger snap swivel.
     
  17. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    Try some Mustad Liver / Crawdad hooks , I don't recall ever losing a piece using these .
    Brian
     
  18. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    I just used a technique like the one Pursuing Cats suggessted using Garlic Powder & regular salt (Teasvalleyguy helped me out). Dried them out on Wednesday, used them Thursday. They stayed on the hook & the cats loved 'em.
     
  19. CATFISHPAT

    CATFISHPAT New Member

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    Hey Brother,When you cast chk liver you got's to be Gentle,You can't cast it like you would a Bluegill head.(4-reel)...
     
  20. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    Try Small Rubberbands They Work Well.