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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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