Marshmellows for Catfish Bait

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by YeeHaw, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. YeeHaw

    YeeHaw New Member

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    marshmellows and corn are the best baits. So are turkey gizzards. YEE-HAW!!
     
  2. cook

    cook New Member

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    O.K.-I'll give up on the shad and live bait.Thanks
     

  3. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    No No No, marshmellow are good for trapping coons in a live trap
     
  4. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    What is the biggest cat you have caught on a "Marshmellow"?

    Zakk
     
  5. YeeHaw

    YeeHaw New Member

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    the biggest i've caught was a 12 pounder, but i've seen people catch bigger ones, and smaller ones.
     
  6. Coloman

    Coloman New Member

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    I have tryed marshmellows several time and never caught anything!!
     
  7. Tym2Fish

    Tym2Fish New Member

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    I have caught gills on them but never a cat. The only thing I have ever caught on corn is carp.
     
  8. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    The marshmellow things guys is no joke. Add a meal worm to it and I have had wide open days on just that when they were not taking cut bait.
     
  9. Coloman

    Coloman New Member

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    I have used marshmallows as a " float" to help get bait off of the bottom. But not a whole lot of luck with that either.
     
  10. Katmaster Jr.

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    I have heard of people using marshmellows but I personally would not for cats. I would use stink bait or something way before I would use marshmellows.:)
     
  11. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    Biggest I got was a 12 pounder channel on the mellos also, but I seen 28 pound channels caught on them.
     
  12. Gonzo_Joe

    Gonzo_Joe New Member

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    Never heard of marshmallows being used before. Do you use the big ones or the mini? What about the plain kind vs the flavored and colored ones?
     
  13. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    are ya sposed to roast them first?
     
  14. Coloman

    Coloman New Member

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    YUCK........ roasted are nasty!!!!
     
  15. Ravensmavsfan

    Ravensmavsfan New Member

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    I use corn for Bream and carp but i've never tried it for cats.

    I tried Marshmallows before and they came off the hook and floated to the top after a while in the water. But I've heard there good for trout.
     
  16. DjDobut03

    DjDobut03 New Member

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    Hey guys I know I'm new here but I gotta give my 2 cents.

    I use marshmelows alot. They work great in lakes. What I do is take a trebel hook and then squish a about 5 or 6 on. You gotta squish untill it's a gooy mess, you'll get sticky. Then Cast. I never catch one on the first cast but if you cast in the same spot as the first I get hits as soon as it hits the water, even befor it hits bottom.
     
  17. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I've never tried marshmallows personally, but from what I've read and seen, they are like soap in several ways: they're generally considered to be a 'slow' bait, better used on trotlines than rod & reel; better used for eating sized fish, rather than big ones; clean & stink free; cheap; no special storage needed.

    Here's a recipe I found several years ago that looks like it would make marshmallows more effective. The original recipe used garlic powder, but you could also use garlic salt, cheese powder, shrimp flavoring from Ramen noodles, or any other scent you wanted to use.

    Set a shallow bowl of water on a flat working surface.
    Lay 2 pieces of waxed paper on the surface.
    Sprinkle garlic powder on one of the pieces of waxed paper.
    Put a handful of marshmallows in the water, wetting them thoroughly.
    When they start getting sticky, remove them and shake as dry as you can.
    Roll the sticky marshmallows around on the garlic powder till well coated.
    Set the coated marshmallows on the 2d piece of waxed paper to dry.
    Store in ziploc bag.
     
  18. catfishkatmando

    catfishkatmando New Member

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    Marshmellows worked roasted but you have to use a wire leader on the hok beause the mono keeps melting . SE YOU ON THE FISHBANK SOMETIME