Spleens for bait

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by pk_powell, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    I decided my freezer looked quite empty so I called our local butcher shop and ordered 1/2 beef and a whole hog. I specifically told them I wanted the spleen saved from both carcasses. The man told me he would save them as he had someone else request a spleen for fish bait. Now my question is: Do you doctor it up someway or just cut a chuck off of it like a hunk of liver and throw it out. I've never fished with spleen before but I've been told it makes an excellent catfish bait.Any and all responses are most welcome! Thanks in advance. Sister Pat:big_smile:
     
  2. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    Spleens work great for big blues. but, I keep losing fishing buddies when we run out of bait..Strange how far we'll go when the fish are biting... :smile2: