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#11684238 - 06/23/16 10:26 AM Ivory soap ?
Nickbyrd Offline
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So playing with trotlines . Toatly new concept to me tryin out differnt baits . And read a couple things and talk to a couple people .. And I keep hearing ivory bar soap .... Opinions ? Testimonies ? Is everyone just pulling my leg or what ?
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#11684265 - 06/23/16 10:37 AM Re: Ivory soap ? [Re: Nickbyrd]
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Zote soap is used on trot lines some.
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#11684268 - 06/23/16 10:38 AM Re: Ivory soap ? [Re: Nickbyrd]
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We use Ivory soap or Zote soap on our limb lines and trotlines if we are going for channel cats or blues cats. Sometimes it works, sometimes it don't.
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#11684842 - 06/23/16 03:36 PM Re: Ivory soap ? [Re: Nickbyrd]
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I've tried it but never had great results personally. I did have pretty good results with plain ole .99/package hot dogs last weekend though.
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#11684930 - 06/23/16 04:18 PM Re: Ivory soap ? [Re: Nickbyrd]
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Octagon soap if you can still find it. Any kind of lye soap
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#11686183 - 06/24/16 08:34 AM Re: Ivory soap ? [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
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Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
Zote soap is used on trot lines some.


you can get this at Walmarts.

I've had hit and miss success with it.
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#11686821 - 06/24/16 01:14 PM Re: Ivory soap ? [Re: Nickbyrd]
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Better luck with Bar S hotdogs.
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#11687470 - 06/24/16 07:11 PM Re: Ivory soap ? [Re: Nickbyrd]
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P & G lye soap used to be a favorite soap bait. I never had any luck but others swore by it.
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#11687743 - 06/24/16 09:42 PM Re: Ivory soap ? [Re: Nickbyrd]
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Hot dogs always get bored but they don't stay on the hook very well
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#11687745 - 06/24/16 09:42 PM Re: Ivory soap ? [Re: Nickbyrd]
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#11689188 - 06/25/16 11:41 PM Re: Ivory soap ? [Re: Nickbyrd]
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I prefer zest , makes me smell good

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#11689594 - 06/26/16 10:36 AM Re: Ivory soap ? [Re: Nickbyrd]
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Zote soap is the only soap I have heard used but why? That is a very low percentage bait to use when shad is plentiful and easy to find this time of year.
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#11689695 - 06/26/16 11:52 AM Re: Ivory soap ? [Re: Nickbyrd]
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My Uncles used P&G soap on their trotlines......

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#11689703 - 06/26/16 11:59 AM Re: Ivory soap ? [Re: Nickbyrd]
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I always found soap to work best on trotlines set during the heat of summer. The channel cats would tear it up!
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