this is a how to i decided to share with you guys,step by step to make this bait. its very good for cold weather as well as warm weather, it will not only produce catfish but carp also. step 1 you need to purchase a bag of #4 trout chow. anything under #4 floats an you will hate life trying to cast this. its around $30 for a 50lb bag. i buy direct from a local wholesale place here in nc. also you will need to buy a can of cream style corn or whole kernel corn, your choice.(i use who kernal helps to break up the bait once at the bottom.) and last but not least corn pops. these arent your everyday corn pops such as the cereal kind. (im sure cereal kind would work but, may crush when packing the bait on your hook.) i also buy these pops from my local chow,flavoring dealer. http://i49.tinypic.com/16bc1zk.jpg 3lbs of trout chow, corn and pops step 2 weight out exactly 3 lbs of trout chow in a bucket to 1/2 can 3/4 can of whole kernal or cream style corn. ( note you may add a flavoring to the corn, before adding it to your trout chow, 1-2 lids full or 1 table spoon is quite enuff. pour in the corn after you added your flavor. mix well with your hand. if your just after cats, u can use chicken blood from livers as flavoring or beef flood added to your corn.( trout chow doesnt smell the best so it works good alone.) http://i49.tinypic.com/2hdr5ar.jpg chow mixed with corn flavor im using that works well in cold weather is called hot cinnamon. keep in mind use whatever flavor u like. the chow works great in cold water and warm water. http://i48.tinypic.com/fbjgj8.jpg once your chow is mixed you should be able to mold it in your hand to a cylinder type shape, once your pops are placed on the hook grab a handfull of chow, and mold it on your hook around the pops, if its falling apart and not sticking its too dry, add a little water until you get it rite. this bait stays on the hook good, i have no problem making 50+yard casts. http://i50.tinypic.com/kbonbm.jpgpops placed on number 4 hooks http://i47.tinypic.com/2mpwnyf.jpg http://tinypic.com/r/351hnc2/6 ready to throw i hope this was interesting an helpful to anybody wanting to try a new bait, when all else fails such as shad,chicken livers,stink baits. ive always produced fish with this bait.