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Dough Bait Question #12592234
01/23/18 07:46 PM
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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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Re: Dough Bait Question [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #12592470
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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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House cat sounds good to me.

Re: Dough Bait Question [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #12593064
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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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Re: Dough Bait Question [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #12593304
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Agree with Ed-eddy, get some Stubbys. Easy, clean, works.

Re: Dough Bait Question [Re: Bill J] #12593551
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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.

Re: Dough Bait Question [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #12593944
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you can use vegetable oil if it is really dry.

Re: Dough Bait Question [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #12596672
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Gonna try the "recipe" I found online of hotdog, jello, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Sounds crazy enough to work.

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