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#12022922 - 01/05/17 06:59 PM Using dry catfood as catfish chum?
catdub Offline
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Registered: 05/10/13
Posts: 156
Loc: cleburne tx
Have any of y'all ever tried using dry catfood to chum a hole? If so did it help improve your catch rate . I wondering if I should throw some out there before I fish the next time.


Edited by catdub (01/05/17 07:00 PM)

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#12022960 - 01/05/17 07:16 PM Re: Using dry catfood as catfish chum? [Re: catdub]
Bob Landry Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
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Loc: Austin, Tx
Use 20% protein range cubes. You can get a 50# bag at Tractor Supply for around $10. Throw out a couple of handfuls and wait for the cats to come to dinner.
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#12023109 - 01/05/17 08:23 PM Re: Using dry catfood as catfish chum? [Re: catdub]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Ive used it in the San marcos before brought in the fiddlers I'm with Bob +1 on the cow cookies
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#12023668 - 01/06/17 08:05 AM Re: Using dry catfood as catfish chum? [Re: catdub]
Big Zee Offline
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I've tried it before, not to good. If you want a fast catch, range cubes. If not get a bucket and sour some wheat or maze. In the winter, it takes up to 5 to 7 days to sour, depends on the temperature. Summer, 3 to 5 days to sour. If your wanting to bait it out for a period of time, range cubes melt away quickly compared to sour maze or wheat.
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#12023882 - 01/06/17 09:36 AM Re: Using dry catfood as catfish chum? [Re: catdub]
CaptainBarkley Offline
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Registered: 09/12/16
Posts: 38
Loc: North Texas
Have you all that do chum notice that it only draws in Channel cats or does it also draw the Blues and Flats?

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#12023947 - 01/06/17 10:09 AM Re: Using dry catfood as catfish chum? [Re: catdub]
Dadsthatlove2fish Offline
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Every time I have used Range Cubes I bait 3-4 spots I go to a spot mark it throw out a few handfuls not to overfeed them then I go to 2 to 3 other spots do the same thing, then circle back to the 1st spot and I haven't caught a catfish yet doing that. I don't know if its the local lakes I fish but I have tried it on Belton lake nothing, Granger lake nothing, even Decker Lake (Walter E Long) nothing. I have tried different locations to, shallow, up in the back of creeks, and in the trees from 10 to 30 feet of water. I know up north if you do it on a lake like Fork you can tear them up but in Central Texas nada.

Am I doing something wrong or is a method to the madness as to where you are placing the range cubes?
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#12024327 - 01/06/17 12:53 PM Re: Using dry catfood as catfish chum? [Re: catdub]
JJ4MEL Offline
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Registered: 01/21/09
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I grew up on Canyon lake and I would have a 5 gallon bucket full of corn and water sitting in the sunlight. After dinner, we would put our left overs in the bucket too along with left over beer, etc. After a week, I would throw that stuff in to my cove.Wait 24 hours and catch everything. Even the bass had corn in their gut. Channel cats were plentiful.

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#12024345 - 01/06/17 01:01 PM Re: Using dry catfood as catfish chum? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
dmunsie Offline
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Registered: 04/27/02
Posts: 2001
Originally Posted By: Dadsthatlove2fish
Every time I have used Range Cubes I bait 3-4 spots I go to a spot mark it throw out a few handfuls not to overfeed them then I go to 2 to 3 other spots do the same thing, then circle back to the 1st spot and I haven't caught a catfish yet doing that. I don't know if its the local lakes I fish but I have tried it on Belton lake nothing, Granger lake nothing, even Decker Lake (Walter E Long) nothing. I have tried different locations to, shallow, up in the back of creeks, and in the trees from 10 to 30 feet of water. I know up north if you do it on a lake like Fork you can tear them up but in Central Texas nada.

Am I doing something wrong or is a method to the madness as to where you are placing the range cubes?


If possible... I would suggest throwing out the cubes in the same exact area(s) for multiple days in a row without fishing, and then eventually start fishing the holes. On each successive trip only throw out more cubes when you're done fishing.
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#12024866 - 01/06/17 05:02 PM Re: Using dry catfood as catfish chum? [Re: catdub]
taterpop Offline
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Registered: 01/30/13
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Range Cubes worked this past summer placed in dollar store mesh laundry bags baiting a hole.If you have some extra catfood then put the cubes and catfood together,might work for you.After about three days in the water the bag will be M/T if you have activity if not your bag will swell up like a dead cow in that case move the bag.

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#12024953 - 01/06/17 05:45 PM Re: Using dry catfood as catfish chum? [Re: catdub]
Twistedmidnite Offline
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Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 167
Loc: Hughes springs, tx
Like everyone said, use cubes or get a sack of Milo, sour it in a bucket with water and beer. It makes a soup that gets in the water better/faster than the cubes.

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#12025705 - 01/07/17 06:35 AM Re: Using dry catfood as catfish chum? [Re: catdub]
CamoKat Offline
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Registered: 11/23/11
Posts: 432
Loc: kennedale texas
I've used milo a lot it works great. What you want to do is bait a hole heavily 2 to 3 days before you fish.
I have had great success with this I have never cought huge fish this way only eaters. If you run a trot line mybe 20 yards from the chumming area you will probably get some flatheads due the th bait fish running from the channel cats swarming the chum. I don't youse beer to sour my milo I use yeast and dead baby shad and 2 buckets of chicken livers and water . Let set all summer

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#12025808 - 01/07/17 08:09 AM Re: Using dry catfood as catfish chum? [Re: catdub]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Loc: Euless
Just don't let anyone see you baiting a hole

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Edited by Muzzlebrake (01/07/17 08:09 AM)
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#12025823 - 01/07/17 08:17 AM Re: Using dry catfood as catfish chum? [Re: catdub]
Twistedmidnite Offline
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Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 167
Loc: Hughes springs, tx
Lol muzzle, this is true. What's crazy is when there's no one around and your catching cats. You get home and pop a side off and the guts are full of Milo. Wth

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#12026246 - 01/07/17 01:05 PM Re: Using dry catfood as catfish chum? [Re: catdub]
Spooley Offline
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Registered: 11/27/12
Posts: 163
Loc: Texas
Don't get that milo chum on you. You been warned.
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#12026415 - 01/07/17 03:41 PM Re: Using dry catfood as catfish chum? [Re: catdub]
CamoKat Offline
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Registered: 11/23/11
Posts: 432
Loc: kennedale texas
I went through Starbucks with a bucket full in the back of the truck lol You should have seen there faces priceless

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