I went fishing on the Ohio River this past week and this guy I didn't know was telling me about some strange bait he'd used to catch catfish. He suggested a hard, dry sponge soaked in maple syrup. He also said Ivory soap on a treble hook cut into balls. I decided to check online for more suggestions that were out of the ordinary. I came across a website for unusual bait that suggested dough balls made of old cheese,flour and catfish innards. Does anyone have any odd or unusual bait they might use for catfish bait?