"Catfish Bait: Anise extract, which smells like licorice. At your fishing spot, bait the hook with a bit of sponge, and soak the hook and sponge in the extract (use a small container and dip the hook and sponge) and cast normally.
Toughen up chicken livers for catfish bait by packing them in a coffee can between layers of non-iodized salt. Store the can in the refrigerator for about a week, and the livers will toughen up to the consistency of leather. They’ll stay on the hook bette