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#11071644 - 08/29/15 04:18 PM attracting fish with alfalfa bales
gwl2 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/08
Posts: 637
Loc: waco tx
A friend of mine was telling me his granddad used alfalfa bales to bait catfish in. Just curious if there is anything to it?

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#11071670 - 08/29/15 04:33 PM Re: attracting fish with alfalfa bales [Re: gwl2]
Chemdawg Offline
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Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 1236
i once hear a few older custers tell me they used bails of hay to do the same in chest deep water when they were younger i reallythougt nothing of it as they were alway telling the most outlandish tales of fishing. ever time we go out. i just that it was an other tall tail i have never heard of it but iould make good cover for ambushing seller fish that it pulled in so i dont see why it wont work just the same as a log tor a tree roots and stumps

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#11071723 - 08/29/15 05:03 PM Re: attracting fish with alfalfa bales [Re: gwl2]
uncle_bagster Offline
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 2199
It's supposed to attract minners and small sunfish, which in turn draws cats and other predator fish.

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#11071732 - 08/29/15 05:12 PM Re: attracting fish with alfalfa bales [Re: gwl2]
KQT Offline
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Registered: 06/21/08
Posts: 759
Loc: Dallas and Port A
Tried that once YEARS ago with a bale of hay. It took a ton of concrete to sink it then a day or two later I found the bale floating a half mile away. With the cost of alfalfa, just get a 50lb. bag of range cubes.
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#11072013 - 08/29/15 07:40 PM Re: attracting fish with alfalfa bales [Re: gwl2]
gwl2 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/08
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Loc: waco tx
I tried range cubes last year. It worked great but was completely gone in two days.

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#11072114 - 08/29/15 08:36 PM Re: attracting fish with alfalfa bales [Re: gwl2]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1004
Loc: Euless
20% cubes in my perch trap will be almost completely melted in 2 hours. I believe they attract minners and small fish even shad which in turn draws in the bigger fish. They work for me. Soured grain works faster so I use both in the boat.
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#11072326 - 08/29/15 10:48 PM Re: attracting fish with alfalfa bales [Re: gwl2]
Chemdawg Offline
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Registered: 01/22/13
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I have never been about to get rage cubes to work out for me i have tried a 2 bags last year and nothing in those areas took some milo through out 4 schools and with in 20mins was catching fish. I know guys swear by them i bated 5 holes came back band fished the r first one nothing when up the line to every spot i think i had 10 fish when then the milow and was killing them the were 20% cubes i tried cotton seed cakes do and nothing. souring mils is way easyier the wife hates it when i use it do to my hands smelling i have 12 buckets of milo in my back yard and my naibors love it when i take the lids on them to add water but what stick so bad and make me sick and give me a head ache is wheat does that stuff make me sick to my stomach and a sever head ack I can deal with milo it smells but not that bad i cant get the water on my had i guy it just depend on the person and what they like this weekend if the wife does not have anything thing to do i am going to try granger with range cups and milow see if that works and then do so drifting i bought one of the nets with the plastic fine to help people who have trouble trhoughing net I have an issue with the twist when throughing i can do it one or 2 times but with the ring i can toss it much easier and it opens perfect every time it just sink a bit slow i have been practicing wen i go to lime stone


Edited by Chemdawg (08/30/15 03:25 AM)

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#11073072 - 08/30/15 02:26 PM Re: attracting fish with alfalfa bales [Re: gwl2]
Red White and Blue Guide Svc Offline
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Registered: 10/13/06
Posts: 851
Loc: San Antonio, TX
range cubes will attract both carp and catfish, takes a little longer for the catfish but if you bait a spot regularly with range cubes the channel cats will be there waiting for you. Im sure the alfalfa bale does the same, but I dont have any experience with it....but range cubes obviously easier to deal with you just can just toss em out by hand and they sink.
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#11073089 - 08/30/15 02:40 PM Re: attracting fish with alfalfa bales [Re: gwl2]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1004
Loc: Euless
No question range cubes take longer to disperse in the water than sour grain. Soured grain brings them in quick and the range cubes will help to hold the there longer. I like to bait my holes the day before then again when I fish it.
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#11074962 - 08/31/15 02:48 PM Re: attracting fish with alfalfa bales [Re: gwl2]
ARKMAY Offline
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Registered: 08/01/08
Posts: 148
Loc: Carrollton,Tx
Can't beat that soured chicken scratch for channels

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#11075023 - 08/31/15 03:21 PM Re: attracting fish with alfalfa bales [Re: gwl2]
crapyetr Online   sick
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Registered: 09/20/14
Posts: 1070
Loc: G'twn
i just went by the feed store and they had 2 bags of pig feed that got rained on and were gonna throw'm n the trash...price was right...$-0-...i'll sour it and feed the catfish hogs

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