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#12461939 - 10/11/17 11:36 AM Anyone Ever Tried This As Catfish Bait?
Dan_n_Texas Offline
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Registered: 11/20/06
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Loc: Texas
A package of hot dogs, cut into 1-inch sections and 3 packets of cherry Kool-Aid.

or

A can of SPAM, cut into 1-inch sections and dry Jello.

then,

they say to include anise flavoring or any other seasoning.

Use a 1/0 or 2/0 circle hook. Hook it so that it leaves plenty of hook point exposed.
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#12461964 - 10/11/17 12:04 PM Re: Anyone Ever Tried This As Catfish Bait? [Re: Dan_n_Texas]
BMART Offline
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A co-worker has used the hot dogs and cherry cool aid mix at Whitney. It worked really well for him
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#12461991 - 10/11/17 12:23 PM Re: Anyone Ever Tried This As Catfish Bait? [Re: Dan_n_Texas]
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Anything with bacon grease or beef fat in it will catch channels and blues. I use bacon grease in my homemade cheese dough bait. The grease gives off a slick and waterproofs the dough so it don't melt off the hook too fast. You actually do want some melt as that is the smell in the grease slick that brings them in.


Edited by Muzzlebrake (10/11/17 12:27 PM)
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#12462114 - 10/11/17 02:22 PM Re: Anyone Ever Tried This As Catfish Bait? [Re: Dan_n_Texas]
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Registered: 07/12/17
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Ok for channel cats.

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#12462665 - 10/11/17 11:03 PM Re: Anyone Ever Tried This As Catfish Bait? [Re: Dan_n_Texas]
snowyriver6 Offline
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Registered: 02/19/08
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buy the cheapest bar-s weinies at wallmart.

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#12462890 - 10/12/17 09:01 AM Re: Anyone Ever Tried This As Catfish Bait? [Re: Dan_n_Texas]
G Love Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
Used to run trotlines with hot dog weenies when I was a young'n in my ole 14 footer. Loaded up Channels and an occasional -20lb Flathead we would get super pumped about lol. Good times.
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#12462977 - 10/12/17 10:06 AM Re: Anyone Ever Tried This As Catfish Bait? [Re: Dan_n_Texas]
Flags Offline
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Registered: 03/09/16
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I've used plain old chunks of hot dogs for catfish and they worked. Never tried it with the kool aid, just plain.
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#12463252 - 10/12/17 01:43 PM Re: Anyone Ever Tried This As Catfish Bait? [Re: Dan_n_Texas]
Fish Comedian Offline
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Registered: 10/23/07
Posts: 250
Loc: Red Oak TX
Why waste perfectly good Spam??? Have done hotdogs they seem to catch small ones. (Kept kids entertained.) I would end up eating them, minus the Kool-Aid, especially if I had crackers.
I have never tried Spam. see first statement.
Either way Good Luck!!!

Lou
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#12465308 - 10/14/17 08:54 AM Re: Anyone Ever Tried This As Catfish Bait? [Re: Dan_n_Texas]
Captain Yakker Offline
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Registered: 05/22/04
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Loc: The Colony, TX
I made some up with the kook-aid and garlic powder added to them. Best to let the bag sit outside in the sun a few days to toughen them up so they stay on the hook better.

Those cheap Bar-S hot dogs as mentioned above make it fairly economical. Probably cheaper than range cubes as chum.
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#12470708 - 10/18/17 08:51 PM Re: Anyone Ever Tried This As Catfish Bait? [Re: Dan_n_Texas]
Briansz Offline
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Registered: 11/19/15
Posts: 22
I've also done OK with eaters (Blues and Channels) on Twok with the garlic/koolaid marinated hot dogs. They stay on the hook a little better if you use a decent sized treble and rig up a bait needle (mine was fashioned from a wire coat hanger with a slot filed in the end) to pull the mono leader back through the hot dog. Still easier to keep on with spinning gear as opposed to launching with the ABU baitcasters.

I'd thought of adding some kind of fiber or rubber washer dropped over the hook shank to offer the hot dog further support and keep it from tearing, but never tried it - ended up just going with discounted chicken breast marinated in the same brew. The raw chicken is tough enough to use with circle hooks for a cast or two unless you're trying for a distance record. It catches as many or more cats than the hot dogs for me.

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