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#4652682 - 03/25/10 08:18 AM Bacon for Catfish?
TwistedDreams Offline
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Registered: 01/26/10
Posts: 53
I was talking with my Fiancees grand dad yesterday, and he was telling me that back in the old days he would bait his troutlines with Bacon? Roll it up and put it on the hook. Has anyone ever tried this?
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#4652740 - 03/25/10 08:30 AM Re: Bacon for Catfish? [Re: TwistedDreams]
Adam25white Offline
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Registered: 03/24/10
Posts: 61
Loc: baird TX.
I have never tried it but i cant see why it would not work. I guess if you cant get any other bait then raid the fridge lol it may be good

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#4652767 - 03/25/10 08:33 AM Re: Bacon for Catfish? [Re: Adam25white]
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Registered: 01/10/09
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Loc: San Antonio
I'd rather eat the bacon!! Or better yet, wrap the catfish in bacon!! laugh
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#4652792 - 03/25/10 08:37 AM Re: Bacon for Catfish? [Re: parttime]
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Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
some say bacon used under cormorant roosts is the best
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#4652964 - 03/25/10 09:15 AM Re: Bacon for Catfish? [Re: tgravley aka stinkbait tom]
chris720 Offline
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Registered: 10/08/09
Posts: 144
Loc: Wichita County
I herad that bacon is good as well. It is all the fatty oils on it that works I was told, but never used like yall I would rather eat it. I likes me some pig.......lol

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#4653003 - 03/25/10 09:21 AM Re: Bacon for Catfish? [Re: chris720]
maconator Offline
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Registered: 02/17/10
Posts: 548
Loc: Garland, TX
I've used it in ponds and have caught catfish so I don't see why it wouldn't work on the lakes. But what chris720 said is true, all those oils dispersing in the water attracts them and just about everything else in the water. If you throw a piece in the water you can see the lil oil rings spreading out on top of the water. This leads me to believe that maybe bacon could be a good, cheap chum?

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#4653042 - 03/25/10 09:27 AM Re: Bacon for Catfish? [Re: tgravley aka stinkbait tom]
jorne Offline
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Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 88
Loc: Garland, TX
Raw bacon is all I use on my limblines. I buy the flat packages (the cheapest I can find) and cut across the stack to get pieces about an inch or so on a side. It doesn't take much, in fact, less is better than more. Within this month I caught a 10# and 8# blue cat and lots of 3 and 4# blues as well as nice channels.

It has a toughness that stays hooked and it lasts for multiple days in the water, much better than shad. It doesn,t mark you like stink bait. It will entice the occassional turtle or drum, but gar aren't interested. I think the white fat is the reason it is so effective under bird trees.


Edited by jorne (03/25/10 09:29 AM)
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#4653673 - 03/25/10 11:07 AM Re: Bacon for Catfish? [Re: jorne]
catfisher02 Online   content
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Registered: 07/09/09
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Loc: Waco, TX
I tried it up in the N. Bosque on a trot line under the cormorants with liver, shrimp and thread fin shad. The liver caught 3 nice channels all the others blanked out.
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#4654175 - 03/25/10 12:33 PM Re: Bacon for Catfish? [Re: catfisher02]
chuckwagon Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
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I got into trouble for catching "pet" catfish with bacon bits, hot dog bits, ham bits, cheese bits, bread bits, chicken bits and burger bits!

The kids were feeding the "pets" pieces of their fast-food lunches and I jury-rigged a piece of mono with a hook and broken limb.

I had 6 or 8 nice cats getting stickered all over with dried leaves and worm dirt up on the bank when some Mad Mammas heralded the news to the park supervisor that ordered me to STOP IT!

Yes, those cats loved the bacon! and the cheese and the chicken and the ham and the bread and the burger and the....................... bouncy
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#4654270 - 03/25/10 12:50 PM Re: Bacon for Catfish? [Re: catfisher02]
TwistedDreams Offline
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Registered: 01/26/10
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Originally Posted By: catfisher02
I tried it up in the N. Bosque on a trot line under the cormorants with liver, shrimp and thread fin shad. The liver caught 3 nice channels all the others blanked out.


under the cormorants

What is that? Ive never heard that before.
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#4654372 - 03/25/10 01:04 PM Re: Bacon for Catfish? [Re: TwistedDreams]
Mo Offline
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Registered: 10/08/01
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Loc: Lake Palestine/Cherokee co
cormorants are natures chum buckets.
any fish you catch under the birds has had a
steady diet of bird poop.

MO
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#4654428 - 03/25/10 01:12 PM Re: Bacon for Catfish? [Re: TwistedDreams]
catfisher02 Online   content
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Registered: 07/09/09
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Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: TwistedDreams
Originally Posted By: catfisher02
I tried it up in the N. Bosque on a trot line under the cormorants with liver, shrimp and thread fin shad. The liver caught 3 nice channels all the others blanked out.


under the cormorants

What is that? Ive never heard that before.


Those are the big black birds that line up on the dead trees in the river mouths and stain the trees white with their poop.
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#4654529 - 03/25/10 01:30 PM Re: Bacon for Catfish? [Re: catfisher02]
maconator Offline
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Registered: 02/17/10
Posts: 548
Loc: Garland, TX
Do those fish taste the same, if they eat dead and stinky things surely it wouldn't hurt them. I just wouldn't cut them open if I caught some around one of those nests.

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#4657073 - 03/25/10 09:45 PM Re: Bacon for Catfish? [Re: maconator]
Simpson Offline
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Registered: 08/03/06
Posts: 153
Loc: Josephine
guys, the fish caught under the cormorants are as good as any, Actually I would tell you that there isn't any better catfishing around when you get the ideal condit for it. I have abandoned the method because I never caught many big fiah doing it, b ut no better way to catch a bunch in a hurry.

bacon was the easiest way as one strip could last an entire morning of fishing.

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#4657176 - 03/25/10 10:02 PM Re: Bacon for Catfish? [Re: Simpson]
Chase ™ Offline
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Registered: 06/23/04
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Loc: Wylie
....and they seem to like the hickory smoked, no joke! thumb

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