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#10961766 - 07/07/15 12:48 PM zote soap as catfish bait???
Ryan B Offline
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Registered: 06/13/15
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I went to a little Mexican market today on my lunch break and bought 3 bars cuz I herd about people using it before. What do yall think? Have any of y'all done it? Had any fish?
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#10961790 - 07/07/15 12:57 PM Re: zote soap as catfish bait??? [Re: Ryan B]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Offline
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Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
It used to be a popular trot line bait due to the fat in it
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#10961801 - 07/07/15 01:01 PM Re: zote soap as catfish bait??? [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
Ryan B Offline
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Okay thanks
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#10961840 - 07/07/15 01:17 PM Re: zote soap as catfish bait??? [Re: Ryan B]
Bob Landry Offline
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When I was a kid we baited trotlines with Octagon soap. it's probably pretty similar.
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#10961848 - 07/07/15 01:22 PM Re: zote soap as catfish bait??? [Re: Ryan B]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Good ol Lye Soap. Made from hog lard and lye. Had my mouth washed out with it one time for saying a "bad" word of which I didn't even know the meaning. Made me a quick learner.
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#10962484 - 07/07/15 07:15 PM Re: zote soap as catfish bait??? [Re: Ryan B]
Cradpole Offline
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Registered: 06/13/14
Posts: 32
It works great on a trot line for catching Chanel cats and blues you can get a lot of bait out of a bar just cut it into squares and put it on hook

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#10963326 - 07/08/15 09:27 AM Re: zote soap as catfish bait??? [Re: Ryan B]
Harleyrockstar Offline
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Registered: 01/30/15
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Loc: Leander
Does not work that well for me. Have put it out on jug lines and maybe caught 2 channel cats on it. Prefer live bait or chicken livers.

On the upside, smells a lot better than stink bait!

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#10963343 - 07/08/15 09:40 AM Re: zote soap as catfish bait??? [Re: Ryan B]
BrianTx01 Offline
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Skip it. It never worked that well and the formula appears to have changed.
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#10963409 - 07/08/15 10:01 AM Re: zote soap as catfish bait??? [Re: Ryan B]
Chuck7700 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/08
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that stuff is a joke. stick to washing with it.

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#10963492 - 07/08/15 10:34 AM Re: zote soap as catfish bait??? [Re: Ryan B]
Don G Offline
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Registered: 06/14/11
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Loc: Comanche County, Texas
Never caught any fish with it but it sure made my tackle bag smell a lot better.
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#10965007 - 07/08/15 10:12 PM Re: zote soap as catfish bait??? [Re: Ryan B]
taterpop Offline
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Registered: 01/30/13
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When I did back in the day run trotlines and jugs I caught channel cat and a few small blues on winnies,brown bugs,m/t hooks,cut shad,night crawlers,catalpa worms,cured chicken livers but never caught a fish on zote. All it ever done was stay on the hook until it changed colors.

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#10965013 - 07/08/15 10:14 PM Re: zote soap as catfish bait??? [Re: Ryan B]
J/\Y Offline
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Registered: 09/21/13
Posts: 48
Loc: Round Rock, TX
Don, I was just gonna say the same when reading this post.
Never caught anything with it.
It has a higher fat content and it is a tallow based soap.
Wonder if we are supposed to make it with something else ?

Like a doughbait.
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#10965537 - 07/09/15 08:50 AM Re: zote soap as catfish bait??? [Re: Ryan B]
Fishin' Nut Offline
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Registered: 03/14/03
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You would do better with Bar S hotdogs for bait.
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#10969672 - 07/10/15 10:43 PM Re: zote soap as catfish bait??? [Re: Ryan B]
coachkevinb Offline
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Registered: 05/06/15
Posts: 5
Loc: lufkin tx
yes sir,,pink zote and a litte bit of current you can catch a mess of channel cats

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#10972724 - 07/12/15 08:31 PM Re: zote soap as catfish bait??? [Re: Ryan B]
Nacfisher Offline
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Registered: 12/05/10
Posts: 6
Loc: Waller, tx
I've used it for years with good results in moving water, doesn't work so well in lakes. I always keep some on hand just in case I run low on other baits. When we set throw lines in the river we usually use it on one hook on each set to stretch our bait.

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