Make Homemade Catfish Bait Recipes
Do you want to know how to make your own homemade catfish
You can cut out the middle man by creating your own
concoctions, using what you already have in your house.
These do-it-yourself methods for creating your own gourmet
catfish meals shall have you catching plenty more whiskerfish to brag
about. They are fairly simple and easy to manufacture as well.
Feel free to get creative and experiment however you wish. Or
get your hands on these 80 Easy Catfish Bait Recipes
for some ready-to-go ideas to start hooking into those whiskerfish.
The Base For Catfish Bait
We'll start off with developing the base to start making many
of the homemade catfish baits that you can easily create. Flour
can be used as the main ingredients for
the pasty dough. Mix together to the consistency of slightly stiff
cookie dough. Depending on the remaining ingredients that you later add
will ultimately determine how much water, if any, will need to be used.
You may also add or substitute items such as cornmeal,
bread, or pre-made dough. Or
anything which will have a sticky quality to it in order to hold the
dough bait together. Other ingredients to consider can be eggs
or bread crumbs. Peanut butter
is an excellent addition.
Ideas For Homemade Bait Ingredients
Okay, now it's time to get a little creative. What did you do
with the left over food
from dinner last week?
Don't throw it all out. And you don't need to feed it all to the dog.
You can use some of the meat and whatever else that you might assume a
bottom feeding scavenger catfish might curiously find mouthwatering.
Grind it up and mix it into your base mixture.
There are so many other ingredients in your kitchen that will
be great for a homemade catfish bait. The next time that you start
preparing a meal, take a look at what you are doing and what you have.
You might be surprised once you realize that you might actually be
holding some catfish bait for your next fishing trip. What do I mean by
Main Course Options
More than likely, your main course will be some type of meat,
right? Instead of straining the blood down the kitchen sink, set it
aside. Catfish absolutely love blood. Are you using
beef, pork, chicken or fish? Put
a little of that aside as well. Try using it raw and/or cooked. Grind
it up and mix that with your base mixture.
You can use the entrails of a fish if you
plan on cleaning and gutting it yourself. The same applies with
chickens, turkeys and game birds. You can use much of the innards. You
may already know chicken liver is an awesome catfish bait.
breakfast? Grind and mix those together. Coffee
grounds too. Catfish like cheese, so try some different types. Orange
cheeses do best, such as cheddar, american, or powder cheese from
macaroni and cheese packages. Even try some old stinky rotten cheese.
Many angling shops sell cheese dough/pastes baits also.
Using Oils In The Catfish Bait
Add some oil to the mix. Cooking oil may work fine, although I
would recommend using fish oils
as those are a bit
more potent and attractive to the catfish. So, the next time you
fulfill your snack attack of crackers and sardines, oysters, clams,
salmon or tuna, hold onto the remaining oil left in the can, including
some of those oily fish
Seasoning The Bait
I'm sure you season most of your food, right? Well, catfish
also love garlic
scents as well. Try some garlic
salt or powder. Fresh garlic contains more natural oils and is sticky
as well. There is a reason why companies manufacture garlic scented
attractants. Be sure to try garlic scents in one of your homemade
catfish bait mixes. Also experience with seasonings
such as cayenne pepper, curry powder or cajun seasoning.
Don't you need something to wash down your tasty meal with?
Try out some cola
. Dark soda pops like coke, dr.
pepper or berry flavors tend to produce well when added to bait
Dry powder mixes
for kool-aide, jello and punch drinks in berry flavors are also top
producers, particularly strawberry flavors.
Soap For Catfish Bait?
You've finished eating your meal so now what? Time to wash up.
Cube up a piece of your bar soap
. Simply bait the
hook with that or grind and mix that into your base mixture. Soaps with
lard seem to provide greater results. A simple homemade catfish bait.
Pet Food With Catfish Bait
Don't overlook dry bagged or wet canned dog food
and cat food
. Other than including the pet food
into your homemade catfish bait, you can toss the canned food in the
water to help attract the catfish to your area. Puncture a few holes
into the can and tie a string or some line to it. Tying it off will
allow you to pull it back on shore so you're not polluting the
waterways with trash. Chuck the can out towards the area you plan on
fishing. It should sink and the aroma will leak into the water column,
attracting the catfish without them actually getting a chance to eat
Buggin' Out With Catfish Bait
No need to frown upon your children digging for bugs
in the back yard anymore. Send them out there and collect a few of
those nasty stinky bugs and earthworms. Other ingredients
you could consider can include hot dogs, bologna, salami, shrimp,
syrup, strawberry jelly, or marshmallows.
Catfish Bait Consistency
I'm not saying to mix every single one of these ingredients
together all at the same time for one complete homemade catfish bait
recipe. Mix and match, using what you have, until you're satisfied with
your new invention.
Once you have rendered the bait into a nice sticky paste
consistency, allow it to chill for a few hours. Some people prefer to
leave their proud concoction outside to rot, or ripen as you may wish
to say, anywhere from a few hours to a few days. I suppose if that's
what you choose to do and don't mind pissing off the neighbors.
A real nice sticky dough ball should be sufficient enough to
remain on the hook. If it's too loose and continues to fall off, then
wrap and tie it off in a piece of cheese cloth or pantyhose. You can
also re-dip the bait in your special bloody marinades in between casts.
Create The Bait And Go Catfishing
These are merely just a few of our ideas. Experiment
with any of the ingredients here on this page and discover some of your
own. Sometimes, the least expected things will land you the quality
catfish that you're after.
Save yourself some time and trouble with these 80 Easy Catfish Bait Recipes
that are already thought up and proven to work by many catfish anglers
would enjoy hearing about your experiences of using
homemade catfish bait.
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