Strange Baits...

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by Game_Of_Inches, May 20, 2007.

  1. Game_Of_Inches

    Game_Of_Inches New Member

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    I sure everybody thats been fishing for awhile has heard of off the wall baits that catch catfish. I was just wondering if you know of any of these odd baits and if they are valid. A few strange ones that I have heard were cutting a chunk of ivory soap and putting it on the hook, and chewing tobacco wrapped around a treble hook with the spring on the shank.
     
  2. BigCatDreaming

    BigCatDreaming New Member

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    I have heard of the ivory soap bait chunk method. Never personally used it but have heard of people having limited success. As far as the tobacco trick that is new to me. I have always thought that fish didnt care for the taste of tobacco
     

  3. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Chitlings, flavored with garlic, anise, shrimp flavoring (from Ramen noodle packets), cheese, etc.; bacon; salt pork.
     
  4. Kinch's_cats

    Kinch's_cats New Member

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    I'm pretty sure that I would eat jtrew's hook! I had a guy tell me once that if I could get a hold of some cow tounge it worked great. He was a strange fellow though.
     
  5. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I had read somewhere about a guy having success using bacon, so when we had half a package of bacon get too old to eat, I marked it "catfish bait" and put it in the freezer. Left it there till I took the grandkids fishing at a pond; I took every bait I had along, including the bacon. Tried every bait I had except the bacon, and only caught 2 or 3 fish. Tried the bacon and caught 15-20 fish on it. It stays on the hook better than you would think. Salt pork? Well, like bacon, it's pork, right? And everybody knows how catfish like salt. And it's a bait that would really stay on the hook! So, I gave it a try. It worked! Caught a mess, including a 16.5# blue. I still prefer skipjack or fresh cut shad, and I still like cured chicken livers for a backup bait, but now I also like bacon or salt pork as a backup bait.
     
  6. baitchunker

    baitchunker New Member

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    it might be myth,
    i heard of a guy taking a piece of styrafoam and soaking it in garlic salt and some kinda fish oil, then he wrapped alum. foil around it put it on a trebble carolina style and sent it to the bottom of a farm pond. but that guy had issues so it might or might not be true that it worked.
     
  7. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    I do know that tater wedges from KFC work. Me and my buddy were fishing one night and he had one beer to many, was geting kind of goofy, and decided that since he liked the tater wedges then a catfish would too. well he hooked one up (after considerable effort) and tossed it out. he was right!!!! caught a 6lbs channel on that tater wedge. i have also seen people use pieces of baloney sandwiches, but dont know if they had any luck or not.
     
  8. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    ka_c4_boom caught a channel cat on a taco bell soft taco one night when we were out. best hit of the night
     
  9. FIXXER

    FIXXER New Member

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    ive caught alot catfish on bacon even caught 2 trout on it one time
     
  10. Shinchan

    Shinchan New Member

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    Aloha! Caught some 1-2 lb channels on Spam from my lunch, didn't know it would catch but I got bored and tried it and whaddya know? Tried the rest of my lunch but nothing worked as well as the Spam.
     
  11. catstalker459

    catstalker459 New Member

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    yes i have used the soap. however i put it in the oven a bit to soften it and it works good gives off a good scent. lol...anyway another i used to use was a bucket of mussells that had been sittin outside for about 3mos. also i will probably blow u all away but i have went to the grain elevator and got rotten corn and mixed it with dog food in an old meat grinder, that stuff works miracles.
     
  12. shotdemducks

    shotdemducks New Member

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    chicken livers with anise and garlic salt or powder for ponds and lakes works
     
  13. joeczar

    joeczar New Member

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    I read on someones website about using a cheap steak or stew meat.
    I bought a round steak for around 3.00 and cut it into 1" strips put it into a container . I then pour a little chicken liver blood into the container and doused it with garlic salt. It has a good smell and the fish did like it we did not catch anything big but it did pretty good It also stays on the hook for a long time
    Joe
     
  14. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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  15. holdemplyer

    holdemplyer New Member

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    wow, there are some strange ones, oddly enough, just a few minutes ago i read this out of my local fishing report


    Louisville Lakes SRA near Louisville (From NG & PC Conservation Officers and Parks Division Staff as well as from Channel 6 / WOWT-TV Meteorologist Jim Flowers ) -- Fair to good success on pre-spawn channel catfish up to 8 pounds biting on chicken livers, Gulp worms, raw bacon and nightcrawlers in all of the sandpit lakes

    and until today, i'd never heard of raw bacon, the only one i had heard before was the soap, if i'm not mistaken, i remember reading about a catfishing club that only used soap... i have caught crawdads before using bacon though.
     
  16. riverdawg-1

    riverdawg-1 New Member

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    Never used soap, but have read that it does better on trotlines than on rod reel. Guess it takes awhile to get the scent out?
     
  17. drews0311

    drews0311 New Member

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    i have tried the ivory soap but had no sucsess.

    this worked for me when i was a kid. back home we would have hogs die on the farm. so we used to take a brick and tie it to one of the dead hogs legs.
    throw the dead pig out in your favorite fishing hole about 1 or 2 days prior to fishing and hold on to your ass because thats where all the cats will be.
     
  18. Game_Of_Inches

    Game_Of_Inches New Member

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    Heard some good ones so far. How bout these.... Cats eating mulberrys that fall off into the river, and good old fashion french fries.
     
  19. bambam77

    bambam77 New Member

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    The ivory soap really works .....you have to soak it for a few to keep it from crumbling when puttin it on your hook. I've caught several 10+ pound blues with it in the fear!!!!! Spam is really overated... only on small channel off of it.
     
  20. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    Riverdawg is correct soap is a slow bait. You can leave it on your rod and come back 4 or 5 hours later and might have a catty. Cut it in chucks nuke it for about 5 seconds then you can mold it. Try cheese hot dogs dipped in the liquid from a can of corn. Also take white bread fresh works best mold into a tight ball dip it in chicken liver blood with a pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar. You can find the Tote soap or any cheaply made soap Kmart around here has them for about 95 cents for a block of it.