Some things to help or may have been Forgotten

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by Kip Brandel, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Kip Brandel

    Kip Brandel New Member

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    1. 35mm film cans. We would get them and put a small hole through the top and bottom and about 4-6 holes around the sides. Put your line with an egg sinker and sinker stop on the line then put the line through the canister and tie on a swivel or put a small split shot to keep it above the hook then put the hook on. Pack the canister with your chum, put on your favorite bait and go fishing. You have your own chum located RIGHT where you are fishing. We used to use menhaden oil and freeze it with the canister by wrapping the canister in aluminum foil and filling it up.

    2. Keep your broken bass worms. We would keep all of the bass worms that lost there tails if they were a clear rubber. Color did not really matter. use a piece of worm about 2-3 inches long. Put your sinker on with a stop, put the line through the worm through the length, we used a LARGE sewing needle. Tie on your hook and slide the worm to the knot. Get the small glow sticks (about 1.5 inches long, you can get them by the 100 on E bay for a few $'s) Activate the stick and slide it into the worm so the worm holds it in place on the line, put on your bait and start fishing! We used this A LOT on moving waters and lake fishing at night and side by side the glow stick rod got hits over the other rod every time.

    3. Home made Play-dough! This was ALL my 9yo daughters. Find an on line site for home made play-dough. When you make it add some Garlic and instead of vegetable oil use some bacon lard. There is already enough salt in it but about double the bonding agent, Alum or what ever it calls for. It stays on pretty well, You can make it and color small batches any way you want and in using it twice for about 5 hours of fishing we caught about 20 cats between 2-14lbs and Channels AND Flats.

    Hope you guys find some of this helpful.
     
  2. Kip Brandel

    Kip Brandel New Member

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    Another bit of advice. We built a compost box for my wife and used worms. She read this an a mag and it has MORE benefits.
    Get a tight sealing plastic box that will fit under your sink but large enough to hold a good amount of soil. Fill it 1/2 way up with cheap potting soil and put some worms in. When you are cooling put your vegetable scraps in there and about once a week stir it up. They worms make short work of the scraps. You have to switch out some of the soil every so often but any soil will work, we use the dirt from when we plant the flowers. The soil works out GREAT for flowers, AND the worms get big quick and they keep ALL YEAR!!!
     

  3. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    Thanks for the info,imight try the 35mm set up and see what happens.