Range cubes...for catfish bait

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by TX Fisherman, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    ive heard about usin em but what do u do and whats the best type to use, and if ur usin one what should u fish with around it
     
  2. tufffish

    tufffish New Member

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    we use them 2 ways. one is just throw a few handfulls out around the boat and fish should be around in 10 to 15 minutes. if we have a little current we put them in a 4" pvc pipe with holes drilled in it and let the current work for us. don't fill the pipe full or when they expand you will have a mess. we use danny king or mr. whiskers around the cubes and both work well. i am gonna use fish food in the pvc on the next trip and see if it is as good as cubes.
     

  3. charlestoncatman

    charlestoncatman New Member

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    what do you mean by range cubes?
     
  4. tufffish

    tufffish New Member

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    a lot of people call them cattle cake. it is cow feed. the best are 40% cottonseed. the cottonseed also comes in slabs that are called cake here, but different areas call it different names.
     
  5. charlestoncatman

    charlestoncatman New Member

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    ok, i know what your talking about now...i remember those from when i was growin up, but cant remember what we called em..thanks..those work?
     
  6. dust777man

    dust777man New Member

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    I've used range cubes many times for chumming. Have had good results. I believe they were the ones with the 40% cottonseed meal in them.
     
  7. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    what bout 38% thats all they have at the local feed store
     
  8. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    and all you have to do is throw a few handfulls right outside the dock? does it matter day or night?