An old friend taught me this recipe for a great inexpensive bait that will catch eating-size channel catfish better than almost anything. Buy a package of hot dogs. (The cheapest brands work great.) Cut them into bite-sized pieces. Put the pieces in a zip-seal plastic bag. Add two or three heaping tablespoons of chopped garlic and one package of unsweetened strawberry Kool-Aid. Add enough water to fill the bag about halfway full, zip shut and refrigerate overnight. Put a piece of hot dog on…

An old friend taught me this recipe for a great inexpensive bait that will catch eating-size channel catfish better than almost anything. Buy a package of hot dogs. (The cheapest brands work great.) Cut them into bite-sized pieces. Put the pieces in a zip-seal plastic bag. Add two or three heaping tablespoons of chopped garlic and one package of unsweetened strawberry Kool-Aid. Add enough water to fill the bag about halfway full, zip shut and refrigerate overnight. Put a piece of hot dog on…

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10 Secret Catfish Baits You Didn’t Know About

10 Secret Catfish Baits You Didn’t Know About

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I recently visited my grandparents and had to help Papa clean out his tool shed.  While I was moving a tool box around, I knocked over and broke a glass bottle and was quickly hit with an absolutely disgusting smell.  I couldn’t pinpoint it but I knew it was vaguely familiar.  A few

I recently visited my grandparents and had to help Papa clean out his tool shed. While I was moving a tool box around, I knocked over and broke a glass bottle and was quickly hit with an absolutely disgusting smell. I couldn’t pinpoint it but I knew it was vaguely familiar. A few

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SPAM 10 catfish baits u may not know?

SPAM 10 catfish baits u may not know?

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fishing rigs for catfish | Best Catfish Bait, Catfish Bait Selection 101

fishing rigs for catfish | Best Catfish Bait, Catfish Bait Selection 101

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Here’s a great catfish bait you can keep secret from your friends that requires no mixing, stirring or gagging. Buy a bottle of anise extract, which smells like licorice, in the spice and extract section of your supermarket. All catfish love this stuff. When you get to the lake or river, pour a little in a plastic container and drop in a sponge hook. Let the sponge absorb the extract, then cast it to a spot where a hungry catfish is likely to be waiting for dinner. Grip your rod tightly. If…

Here’s a great catfish bait you can keep secret from your friends that requires no mixing, stirring or gagging. Buy a bottle of anise extract, which smells like licorice, in the spice and extract section of your supermarket. All catfish love this stuff. When you get to the lake or river, pour a little in a plastic container and drop in a sponge hook. Let the sponge absorb the extract, then cast it to a spot where a hungry catfish is likely to be waiting for dinner. Grip your rod tightly. If…

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Homemade Catfish Bait Secrets (12 Catfish Bait Recipes) plus the Bells Of Hell Stink Bait "Weapons Grade"

Homemade Catfish Bait Secrets (12 Catfish Bait Recipes) plus the Bells Of Hell Stink Bait "Weapons Grade"

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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 better and never spoil.

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 better and never spoil.

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bait-for-catfish - I love this idea!  I hate having my chicken livers snatched by some catfish determined to just suck the bait instead of biting it.

bait-for-catfish - I love this idea! I hate having my chicken livers snatched by some catfish determined to just suck the bait instead of biting it.

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Use raw bacon as "live" bait for catfish

Use raw bacon as "live" bait for catfish

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