new way to make liver stay on hook better

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by switchback, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. switchback

    switchback New Member

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    I read in a magazine you take a tub of livers dump them into the bottom of your sink. THen cut them into the size of pieces that you like to use maybe even a little bigger because they shrink some. Put them back in tub as you get them cut. When all livers are back in tub put vanilla extract in tub till you see it coming up the sides, when done there cover the top with a really heavy dose of brown sugar. The vanilla not only gives scent but makes them tough it dont matter if you freeze immedialty or not but its better to let sit in fridge for a couple of hours to soak. I will warn you that they smell like fresh cookies and make you hungry
     
  2. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    I'm getting hungry just as I read this.:wink:
     

  3. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    LOL, fresh cookies :wink:
     
  4. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    good thing i dont fish with gizzards or ide be big as a house. already big as a shed.:roll_eyes:
     
  5. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    mmmmmmmmmmmmm....raw liver and cookies
     
  6. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    I guess the question remains, can you catch fish with these cookies??

    Well have you tried this recipe? Let us know how it works
     
  7. switchback

    switchback New Member

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    yeah i have used many times it out fishes regular liver especially later in the year when fish start geting finicky because they have ate enough liver to stock kfc for a few years, once you notice that they seem to slow on regular throw some flavors at em . I use this one and theres one i used a few times with garlic in it but hey i dont remember how i did that one because when it comes right down to it smelling like cookies always wins over garlic in my book
     
  8. dominoman

    dominoman New Member

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    Thanks for the tip.
     
  9. doodlebug188

    doodlebug188 New Member

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    a friend of mine said he took a piece of panty hose & cut a small square & put his livers in it & tied the end then put it on a hook he says it works. i guess it just to sexy them cats just cant pass it up. :crazy:
     
  10. punkin570

    punkin570 New Member

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    I like using livers for bait myself, thanks for the tip Nathan. I am gonna give this one a shot. We will see what happens.
     
  11. germanmudfish

    germanmudfish New Member

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    for the tip. I will be trying this one myself. Probably off the dock at work.:smile2:
     
  12. River Hobo

    River Hobo New Member

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    I have a batch of this brewing right now for tonight. I'll let you know how it works.
    Thanks Nate
     
  13. fish_head

    fish_head New Member

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    Thanks for the tip. Sounds better than what I have been trying!
     
  14. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

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    Thanks for the new tip Nathan. Will be sure to give this a try during my next outting.
    I know for a fact vanilla works. A couple of old timer's turned me on to this about 15 years ago. They were using it to catch carp but i found out that the channels love it.
    Mix maple syrup and vanilla extract in a small jar, make a standard dough ball and place it on your hook. Then just hold your line n dunk it in the mixture a few times and throw it out. The channels will find it with no problem...Worked so well we caught we caught the same fish 2 days in a row; guess he had a sweet tooth...
     
  15. katslayer86

    katslayer86 New Member

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    hmm has anyone tries this method? and have yall had any luck?
     
  16. bigdaddy83

    bigdaddy83 New Member

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    My brother-in-law and I tried shrimp soaked in vanilla extract and a batch soaked in garlic extract. Had a few nibbles but couldn't seem to hook any cats. I will be trying the liver cookies though.
     
  17. colten

    colten Member

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    Nearly every time I go fishing I will have some shrimp soaked in vanilla. The cats love here.
     
  18. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    sounds like a good idea . I havent used liver in along time .
     
  19. Haftafish8780

    Haftafish8780 New Member

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    Another really good way I have found to make livers stay on the hook better and put out more scent is to take a large coffee can and pour about a pint of drained chicken livers in it and 2 to 3 cups of garlic salt in it and mix them well then put the top on the can and let the livers cure for a few days. Do this away from you house because they can smell pretty strong. After a few days they should be about the consistancey of beef jerkey and they will stay on the hook and will bring in the catfish
     
  20. nut

    nut New Member

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    i use the same approach, but instead use spawn netting. it's usually used to tie egg sacks for erie steelhead.