Catfish Bait Recipes
Catfish bait recipes are pretty easy considering people regularly hook them on anything from hot dogs to the bun if you already ate the wiener. Catfish are not picky. They may be drawn to stinky bait, but they are also scavengers who will happily slurp up anything edible in their path. Edible to a catfish is pretty much anything that fits in their mouth. Below is a list of commonly used and effective bait recipes for catfish fishing.
To make catfish bait recipes you will need some of these items:
- Chicken blood
- Fish, fowl or crustacean
- Hot dogs. You don't need to do much to the hot dog but stick it on a hook, but there are ways to make it stink even more than it already does. You can buy chicken blood. Wow, that stuff really stinks. Soaking sliced hot dogs in blood is a great way to catch catfish and upset your woman if you are dumb enough to mix it up inside your house. Garlic salt works well with hot dogs for both humans and catfish.
- Cheese. Old cheese makes a great ingredient for catfish bait recipes. Skip the sliced American cheese though because it will never stay on your hook. Cut up old cheese into hook-sized hunks and soak them in anything from the pink juice in chicken packs or the oil from sardine cans. We are going for stench here, gentlemen, so feel free to use the chicken blood again. Ground up fish or shrimp also makes a nice stinky cheese cube.
- Bread. Bread is the perfect medium for stinky catfish bait recipes. You can wad anything into it. Just squish the bread until it becomes doughy and then go nuts. Bust out the blood, rancid meat, cheese, tuna fish, liver or whatever you have growing green fuzz in the back of your fridge. The trick is to wad the loose stuff like fish flakes into the center to encapsulate it while flavoring the bread with the stinky juices on the outside. Do not soak it too long though or it will compromise the texture and not stay on your hook.