Resturant Grease as catfish bait

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by pk_powell, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    I'm posting this cause I'm just really curious.I wonder what would happen if a person was able to get some resturant grease let it cool off enough to handle and then sorta try to use it as chum? I've heard all kinds of tricks to the trade so to speak and I'm just wondering if hamburger and frenchfry grease would create a scent trail? What do you all think? as I said just curious.-------------pk:big_smile:
     
  2. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    REPS to you Pk, I have actually wondered that also. wouldn't figure that it would hurt anything cause most of oils now a days are vegetable. I'll be checking back to see what other members think
     

  3. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Uhmmmmmm, Now thats an interesting idea, but would the grease disolve in colder water? Would the grease be harmfull to the enviromemt?
     
  4. thomcat

    thomcat New Member

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    you can get all u want, just ask.. we get ours from a local club,, about 2 a month..... we use it on the fires @ our riverlot
     
  5. Dmitri

    Dmitri New Member

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    Most of those oils and stuff used are made from vegetable oil, so I would think not.
     
  6. Amigo108

    Amigo108 New Member

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    I would think the oil would float. Also, if you soked your bait in the oil for added flavor/scent I would think the oil might act as a barrier from the bait scent mixing with the water. True answer is I don't really know but I don't think it would help.
     
  7. Aquakeeper

    Aquakeeper New Member

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    If it works then I am sitting on a gold mine! Theres at least 2 barrels outside the resturant:confused2:


    Might be better off soaking it in somthing and letting it harden that way. Maybe add flour to the oil mix and it should harden.
     
  8. Amigo108

    Amigo108 New Member

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    aquakeeper, I know a guy who is getting started makiing bio diesel, depending on where your located he'll take all your grease plus everything you create in the future. Let me know where in MD you are if you want the stuff "dissapeared"

    David
     
  9. cook

    cook New Member

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    sometimes there are cleaning chemicals mixed in with it,oven(fryer)cleaner,boil-out,even good old dawn.
     
  10. Lngbo

    Lngbo New Member

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    If you check with the coast guard, as far as they are concerned, veg oil is the same as motor oil on the water. they treat a veg oil spill just like any other spill. EPA also likes to get involved in those.

    So, if you do use it, use it sparingly.
     
  11. Galant02

    Galant02 New Member

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    I dunno. I really dont think it would work that good. Plus it might not be too good for the water, cause their are cleaning chemicals used to clean the fryers out.
     
  12. winston61

    winston61 New Member

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    I'm a soap maker from way back. I know a couple of guy running a rib shack here in town. They accumulate grease in large containers. I thought of making bait soap from this smoky salty grease. No anise oil just the pit grease. Talk about a scent trail and the epa will not get excited about soap in the water. When the weather gets cold I'm going to try it. Soap just doesn't make right in warm weather.
     
  13. Dmitri

    Dmitri New Member

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    I've heard of using soap for bait, and even grease/oil for bait...but never soapbait made from that kind of grease...reps to you for the idea.
     
  14. catfishermanstiles

    catfishermanstiles New Member

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    yes will work I still have a few 5 gallon buckets in my yard

    best thing to get it off the hamburger grilll when they clean the traps grease is like lard wich is animal fat with a kick have used this to make bait before worked out fine if I was to use it as a chum would either get some maze and let this soak for a month or to put in to bas or get some dog foos in bags and soak them to through out lots of luck Catfishermanstiles