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#11579079 - 05/02/16 05:46 PM Cotten in dip bait
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If my dip bait is watery, could I use Cotten balls mixed in the bait to hold to the hook?

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#11579118 - 05/02/16 06:08 PM Re: Cotten in dip bait [Re: Bobb]
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You can shred the balls and it will work. You can also use flour, or cattail heads. Another way is to chill the stink bait and it will thicken. Just don't put it in the same cooler with your beer.

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#11579126 - 05/02/16 06:10 PM Re: Cotten in dip bait [Re: Bobb]
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A real catfisherman keeps his bait, lunch and drinks in the same cooler!!!!
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#11579184 - 05/02/16 06:37 PM Re: Cotten in dip bait [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
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Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
A real catfisherman keeps his bait, lunch and drinks in the same cooler!!!!

That's what I'm talking about! grin

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#11580038 - 05/03/16 08:02 AM Re: Cotten in dip bait [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
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Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
A real catfisherman keeps his bait, lunch and drinks in the same cooler!!!!


roflmao roflmao roflmao
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#11580230 - 05/03/16 09:30 AM Re: Cotten in dip bait [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
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Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
A real catfisherman keeps his bait, lunch and drinks in the same cooler!


!!!
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#11580260 - 05/03/16 09:42 AM Re: Cotten in dip bait [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
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Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
A real catfisherman keeps his bait, lunch and drinks in the same cooler!!!!

Only way I have ever known. Aint bringing an extra cooler and ice.

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#11580312 - 05/03/16 10:13 AM Re: Cotten in dip bait [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
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Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
A real catfisherman keeps his bait, lunch and drinks in the same cooler!!!!

That's the only way to do it.
Unless the girlfriend goes. She won't touch anything haha.
Something about the smell of stink bait that makes the world go round

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#11587392 - 05/06/16 03:00 PM Re: Cotten in dip bait [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
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Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
A real catfisherman keeps his bait, lunch and drinks in the same cooler!!!!



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#11587686 - 05/06/16 06:20 PM Re: Cotten in dip bait [Re: Bobb]
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Originally Posted By: Bobb
If my dip bait is watery, could I use Cotten balls mixed in the bait to hold to the hook?


Dip bait or punch bait?
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#11589609 - 05/08/16 09:04 AM Re: Cotten in dip bait [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
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Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
A real catfisherman keeps his bait, lunch and drinks in the same cooler!!!!
yep to that
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#11589610 - 05/08/16 09:05 AM Re: Cotten in dip bait [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
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Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
A real catfisherman keeps his bait, lunch and drinks in the same cooler!!!!
yep to that
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#11590970 - 05/09/16 07:09 AM Re: Cotten in dip bait [Re: Bobb]
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Yeah, cotton works fine. I've found it can crowd the hook though.
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#11591271 - 05/09/16 09:25 AM Re: Cotten in dip bait [Re: WillieRip]
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Thanks

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#11593573 - 05/10/16 06:17 AM Re: Cotten in dip bait [Re: Bobb]
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you can add a bunch of dryer lint (air it out in the sun for a couple of days to remove any fabric softener smells) to a dip bait and make a decent punch bait out of it.
but if your bait is watery because it is hot, cooling it down should do the trick to thicken it.
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