Laundry soap for bait?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by chevyjames37, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. chevyjames37

    chevyjames37 New Member

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    I know this sounds goofy, but I tried a piece of Zote, pink mexican laundry soap in a sand pit, and brought in a channel cat about 5lbs. I suppose because of the 70% fatty acids??? Anybody else tried it?
     
  2. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Zote soap has been used by juggers and trotliners for years
     

  3. chuck99

    chuck99 New Member

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    When I was a lot, lot younger, in the 1950/1960's homemade lye soap was very effective as a catfish bait..........very high lard content. Somewhat slow melting...........depending on who made it. Instructions on how to make lye soap are on the internet. Lye soap was also used as Laundry soap in the days of wringer washers of the 30/40/50/60's