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#12592234 - 01/23/18 01:46 PM Dough Bait Question
Dan_n_Texas Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 1454
Loc: Texas
I rarely fish for catfish and even more rarely fish with dough bait. But I was fishing with a friend yesterday at a small pond using an "over the counter" dough bait but it was very crumbly and I had a difficult time getting it to set well on the hook.

Any suggestions on how to get such a dough bait to better stay on the hook?

Can you soak it in something before fishing that will help?

P.S. Didn't catch anything but had several nibbles.
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#12592470 - 01/23/18 04:48 PM Re: Dough Bait Question [Re: Dan_n_Texas]
uncle_bagster Offline
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 2758
Plain ole water would do it. Even better would be a fish attractant like Dead Red. I used to make doughbait with cottonseed meal, and had problems with it flying off the hook when I cast. Cotton fibers helped with that, and shredded cattails are also good. (not housecats, but the plant)

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#12592645 - 01/23/18 06:52 PM Re: Dough Bait Question [Re: uncle_bagster]
Bill J Offline
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Registered: 02/25/13
Posts: 78
House cat sounds good to me.

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#12593064 - 01/23/18 10:48 PM Re: Dough Bait Question [Re: Dan_n_Texas]
Ed-n-eddy Offline
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Registered: 09/27/17
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Loc: Bedford (DFW), TX
Get ahold of Stubby77 and get his bait (it's fresh) instead.

Temperature has a huge impact on the consistency of dough and punch baits--can't say about dip baits though. Warming the dough-ball, with your hands, before sticking it on the hook may be all that's needed. In cooler temps, even Stubby's needed a warming just before putting on the hook.

IMHO Bagster's comments are spot-on.

I tried house cat, once. Really didn't like it when I threw her in the water. roflmao
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#12593304 - 01/24/18 08:15 AM Re: Dough Bait Question [Re: Dan_n_Texas]
BAIT956 Offline
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Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 421
Loc: Lake Fork Tx.
Agree with Ed-eddy, get some Stubbys. Easy, clean, works.

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#12593551 - 01/24/18 10:43 AM Re: Dough Bait Question [Re: Bill J]
Dan_n_Texas Offline
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Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 1454
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Bill J
House cat sounds good to me.

I did take some of the loose fur of our "long hair" cat and make a crappie jig out of it. Haven't fished with it yet.

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#12593944 - 01/24/18 03:44 PM Re: Dough Bait Question [Re: Dan_n_Texas]
SangerCrappieMan Offline
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Registered: 12/07/12
Posts: 323
Loc: Justin, TX
you can use vegetable oil if it is really dry.

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#12596672 - 01/26/18 01:48 PM Re: Dough Bait Question [Re: Dan_n_Texas]
Dan_n_Texas Offline
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Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 1454
Loc: Texas
Gonna try the "recipe" I found online of hotdog, jello, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Sounds crazy enough to work.

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