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#10839637 - 05/12/15 08:45 PM Chuming
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How much chum do yall put out at a time ? I fished with some buddys that use 25lbs of cubes on each side of the boat at a time when the bite slows they put out another bag. Ive always put 2 or 3 mugs of grain per chumming. All I gonna say it works fish are about to pop and they still swallow Stubbys bait .So Question is how much do you put out at a time?
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#10839649 - 05/12/15 08:47 PM Re: Chuming [Re: opus]
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Three or four handfuls
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#10839653 - 05/12/15 08:48 PM Re: Chuming [Re: opus]
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O yea another boat pulled up to another tree close to us and did the same thing this was on Fork, they dont leave dock without 150# of cubes


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#10839788 - 05/12/15 09:19 PM Re: Chuming [Re: opus]
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Well I guess really what their doin is feedin more than really chummin
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#10839802 - 05/12/15 09:24 PM Re: Chuming [Re: opus]
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Tom guess you and me still old school LOL
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#10839865 - 05/12/15 09:45 PM Re: Chuming [Re: opus]
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Like Tom said and when I get ready to leave if the bite has been good I will through out another round If I am going to hit them the next day.

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#10839983 - 05/12/15 10:22 PM Re: Chuming [Re: opus]
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I have always used the philosophy you just want to get them hungry and looking for food. So I just throw out a few handfuls of soured grain to get them all worked up.


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#10840106 - 05/13/15 12:16 AM Re: Chuming [Re: opus]
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I've never done any chumming for catfish, but have been wondering if chopping up a 10"-11" shad into tiny pieces would be enough to turn on the bite?

If you haven't chummed an area before and put out range cubes how long would it normally take to attract fish? The hole doesn't have to be baited out for days does it?

Thanks!
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#10840256 - 05/13/15 07:20 AM Re: Chuming [Re: opus]
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I usually chum 3or 4 spots when done start fishin the 1st place no bites in 10 min go to the next this way its been chummed bout 20min before ya fish. Yes shad works too
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#10842744 - 05/13/15 09:01 PM Re: Chuming [Re: JB in Ft Worth]
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Originally Posted By: JB in Ft Worth
I've never done any chumming for catfish, but have been wondering if chopping up a 10"-11" shad into tiny pieces would be enough to turn on the bite?

If you haven't chummed an area before and put out range cubes how long would it normally take to attract fish? The hole doesn't have to be baited out for days does it?

Thanks!
JB


Id never ruin good shad like that for chum. But I have cut up smaller threadfins and gizzards for chum before.
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#10842784 - 05/13/15 09:09 PM Re: Chuming [Re: opus]
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I have some milo from last year and it is RIPE. Left a couple small breather holes at the top of the bucket and there are some tiny bugs all inside.

Guessing it will still do the job cuz if they like stink, this is the goods.

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#10842977 - 05/13/15 10:13 PM Re: Chuming [Re: opus]
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I call it democrat bait FREEEE they love it, no maggots??? they love them too
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#10843327 - 05/14/15 07:28 AM Re: Chuming [Re: opus]
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Originally Posted By: opus
How much chum do yall put out at a time ? I fished with some buddys that use 25lbs of cubes on each side of the boat at a time when the bite slows they put out another bag. Ive always put 2 or 3 mugs of grain per chumming. All I gonna say it works fish are about to pop and they still swallow Stubbys bait .So Question is how much do you put out at a time?


You don't want to feed the fish, just excite them into a feeding frenzy. I use a scoop that holds maybe two cups of sour maze and sling one scoop out where I'm fishing.
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#10843351 - 05/14/15 07:37 AM Re: Chuming [Re: opus]
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Originally Posted By: opus
I usually chum 3or 4 spots when done start fishin the 1st place no bites in 10 min go to the next this way its been chummed bout 20min before ya fish Yes shad works too
that is what I do two hand full and wait 20 minutes if no bites move on.
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#10844263 - 05/14/15 12:51 PM Re: Chuming [Re: opus]
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Fill a 5 gallon bucket about 1/4 full with small shad. Take a drill with a paint mixer on it and give them a good mix. Dump that in some old stockings or paint strainers. Toss em out. Nothing has ever worked better for me.
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