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#11029115 - 08/08/15 02:21 PM Does this look right?
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Figuring out this catfishing thing. I'm new so be kind, bass fisher by trade haha.

Is this about right? I was super tempted to use my hands to mold this onto the hook but I refrained and followed instructions.

Caught two turtles at my local pond and nothing else. Fished the same pond, same spot a week ago today, same time of day (noon-130pm) and had 4 channels on raw gulf shrimp.

My first time trying punch bait. Any tips are welcome.

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Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

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#11029130 - 08/08/15 02:27 PM Re: Does this look right? [Re: Dan90210]
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Coop, If you don't mind a little stink on your fingers mold the bait a little tighter on the hook with your fingers It helps in hot weather.

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#11029293 - 08/08/15 03:53 PM Re: Does this look right? [Re: taterpop]
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Originally Posted By: taterpop
Coop, If you don't mind a little stink on your fingers mold the bait a little tighter on the hook with your fingers It helps in hot weather.


Good tip!

I felt like since everything I've read about "punch" baits suggested not touching it... I would refrain lol

We fished for cats and stripers on Lake Mead with frozen anchoveys and if you touched them; it was 5 showers and 10 hand washings till the smell left you.
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Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

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#11029422 - 08/08/15 05:05 PM Re: Does this look right? [Re: taterpop]
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Originally Posted By: taterpop
Coop, If you don't mind a little stink on your fingers mold the bait a little tighter on the hook with your fingers It helps in hot weather.


Don't listen to him. Your hands will stink for a week if you get that stuff on there. I grab the treble hook with an old pair of pliers and make circles in the bait. The fibers will wrap around the hook and stay on just fine w/o compromising your hands. That stuff will gag a maggot and I don't want that on me. All I use for channels now is cheese bait that you can find on this forum that doesn't stink so that you can mold it with your hands.

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#11029448 - 08/08/15 05:18 PM Re: Does this look right? [Re: Dan90210]
Jared Nic Offline
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That's how your supposed to do it. No need to touch it with your hands.

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#11029453 - 08/08/15 05:25 PM Re: Does this look right? [Re: Dan90210]
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I've always pushed it down with a stick and pull it out at an angle, the way it comes out is how I use it
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#11029469 - 08/08/15 05:37 PM Re: Does this look right? [Re: Dan90210]
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i use a paint stir or stick or something like that to push the hook in the bait then just pull out at an angle. if the bait is to dry add a little vegetable oil, to wet add some flour

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#11029523 - 08/08/15 06:07 PM Re: Does this look right? [Re: Dan90210]
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X3 stick of some sort and pull out at an angle.
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#11029524 - 08/08/15 06:08 PM Re: Does this look right? [Re: BcAveritt]
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Originally Posted By: BcAveritt
i use a paint stir or stick or something like that to push the hook in the bait then just pull out at an angle. if the bait is to dry add a little vegetable oil, to wet add some flour
That what I use to you can put a raw egg in also and it will add to smell to your bait

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#11029575 - 08/08/15 06:43 PM Re: Does this look right? [Re: Dan90210]
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As mentioned pull at an Angle and don't be afraid too downsize to a #4 or #6.thumb
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#11029593 - 08/08/15 06:55 PM Re: Does this look right? [Re: Dan90210]
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Great for chapped lips as well (it keeps you from licking them after application).
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#11029670 - 08/08/15 07:36 PM Re: Does this look right? [Re: Dan90210]
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I just use my hands!

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#11029951 - 08/08/15 10:38 PM Re: Does this look right? [Re: Dan90210]
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If it is wet, I have always used cattails or dryer lint.

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#11029974 - 08/08/15 10:53 PM Re: Does this look right? [Re: Dan90210]
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I use some wooden sticks I made out of some scrap wood.
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#11030166 - 08/09/15 07:59 AM Re: Does this look right? [Re: Magged Out]
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Originally Posted By: Magged Out
I just use my hands!


It'll make you go blind!

Hey serious thanks for the tips. Might get out again today and try again.

Sucks I'm only free at midday but I know they'll bite even then.

I've got a perfect pair of old needle nose pliers to try "swirlling" the hook in the bait.
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