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…
Few things are more enjoyable than catching a big fish, and few things are better for catching a variety of big fish than live fishing worms. If you are someone that goes fishing often like myself, then you probably know that this highly common live.
Catfish Bait - Empty one can of tuna or mackerel (packed in oil, not water) into a mixing bowl, juice and all. Add the dough from a can or two of cheap biscuits. Knead by hand until the biscuit dough and fish are well blended. Add some flour if needed to get the right consistency. Store in zip-seal plastic freezer bags. To use, pinch off a suitably sized chunk and place on a No. 4 treble hook.
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A Cheaper Scent Alternative While anglers can choose from a wide variety of commercial scent products, there’s another alternative that works almost as well. Fill an empty nasal-spray bottle with plain cod liver oil. Squeeze a drop of oil to the tip of the bottle, rub your lure in it and you’re ready to fish. This works especially well with marabou and bucktail jigs, and can sometimes make the difference between lots of bites and none at all.
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.