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#11782084 - 08/17/16 11:15 AM Punch Bait
Dusty Rivers Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/04/16
Posts: 14
I left a container of punch bait setting in my boat. It has been there for a month in a lot of 100 degree heat. Is it still safe to use or should I dispose of it?

What do you do with your Punch Bait between trips?
Dusty Rivers "nothing matters while on the lake"- except hidden tree top :-)

#11782101 - 08/17/16 11:23 AM Re: Punch Bait [Re: Dusty Rivers]
scott01 Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 06/07/02
Posts: 12659
Loc: Bedford
Don't know why it would be bad. I have punch bait in the garage that's 2 yrs old, still stinks and works fine, lol. It gets pretty warm in the garage too. If anything, it might be a little soft if it's still hot but nothing a little time in the cooler can't fix.

#11782180 - 08/17/16 11:54 AM Re: Punch Bait [Re: Dusty Rivers]
taterpop Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/30/13
Posts: 877
Like Scott said it will still be good. During this time of the year I stick mine in the freezer the night before I fish.

#11782271 - 08/17/16 12:40 PM Re: Punch Bait [Re: Dusty Rivers]
webbangus Offline

Registered: 04/06/12
Posts: 41
Loc: TX
It will be ok. May start to turn a darker color.

#11782272 - 08/17/16 12:41 PM Re: Punch Bait [Re: Dusty Rivers]
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 3553
If it running add some butter milk to it

#11782773 - 08/17/16 05:30 PM Re: Punch Bait [Re: Dusty Rivers]
Gary Paris Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 787
Loc: Quitman, TX
I make mine with the Texas heat. It will be perfect.

#11782912 - 08/17/16 06:49 PM Re: Punch Bait [Re: Dusty Rivers]
Trebor Neil Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 08/08/02
Posts: 14183
Loc: Fruitvale, Texas
Dusty Rivers,

If you can, tear up some cat tails and mix it good, will toughen the bait, I Would NOT use dryer lint, too much scent. I do have some I know is over 10 yrs old.
You bettcha!


#11783807 - 08/18/16 09:15 AM Re: Punch Bait [Re: Dusty Rivers]
Big Zee Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 1935
Loc: East Yegua
My punch bait sets in the boat all the time. The night before I go, I will place in my ice chest and put some ice in it to help thicken back up. I stir it first to get the good stuff mixed back in.

Cattails are great to thicken up. Plus it helps with holding the bait on the hook much better. Use to be a guy who made his with cattails. But he and his wife got a divorce and the judge made them split the recipe. He didn't get the cattail part and she won't sale him that part of the recipe. Sez it serves him right for getting the boat. duel
Hebrews 11:1

#11783820 - 08/18/16 09:22 AM Re: Punch Bait [Re: Dusty Rivers]
Big Sam Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/20/08
Posts: 880
Loc: Arkansas
you can use pink insulation it works really well for fibers...
If it ain't broke don't fix it...but go ahead and work on it anyway.....

#11784345 - 08/18/16 01:49 PM Re: Punch Bait [Re: Dusty Rivers]
hocdrummer Offline

Registered: 01/29/16
Posts: 137
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I've thrown a bit of all purpose flour in it and stirred it up to thicken so it stays on the hook better. Just don't tell my girlfriend!

#11784611 - 08/18/16 04:09 PM Re: Punch Bait [Re: Dusty Rivers]
Freeman Clark Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/18/05
Posts: 1375
Loc: Temple, Texas
I wouldn't think a fish would be able to digest insulation.I could be wrong.

#11789956 - 08/22/16 07:58 AM Re: Punch Bait [Re: Dusty Rivers]
Big Zee Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 1935
Loc: East Yegua
We use corn starch, but if I can get some cattails, that's the way to go.
Hebrews 11:1

#11834103 - 09/17/16 03:54 PM Re: Punch Bait [Re: Dusty Rivers]
kykat Offline

Registered: 03/11/13
Posts: 33
Loc: Harker Heights, TX
+1 for corn starch

#11871574 - 10/08/16 10:25 PM Re: Punch Bait [Re: Dusty Rivers]
PEZZ Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/23/04
Posts: 1136
Loc: Burkburnett, Texas
No way would I use fiberglass insulation in bait. I have used cattail and it works extremely well.

#11872140 - 10/09/16 02:36 PM Re: Punch Bait [Re: Dusty Rivers]
HumanSeine Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/23/03
Posts: 903
Loc: Mckinney,Tx
I have caught loads of catfish on punch bait but prefer to use dough bait. Stubbys cheese bait catches fish and does not stink nearly as bad as punch bait. I being a regular cat fisherman am not nasty nice but prefer to not smell nasty punch baits.

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