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…

Using great bait is vital to success on the water. If you want to try something new, make your own catfish dough bait. Find out how at G&F.

Using great bait is vital to success on the water. If you want to try something new, make your own catfish dough bait. Find out how at G&F.

Green apple bubble gum has a strong flavor that instantly appeals to catfish. Channel catfish, with their evolved sense of smell are the prime catch.   Read more: http://www.gameandfishmag.com/fishing/catfish/10-secret-catfish-baits-didnt-know/#ixzz43UbtvQGt

Green apple bubble gum has a strong flavor that instantly appeals to catfish. Channel catfish, with their evolved sense of smell are the prime catch. Read more: http://www.gameandfishmag.com/fishing/catfish/10-secret-catfish-baits-didnt-know/#ixzz43UbtvQGt

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.

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

Famous Catfish Bait Recipe

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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