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Baiting catfish hole #13489914 03/27/20 02:21 AM
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I never done it before. What time of the year do you start it. I fish Roberts so goin up in the timber off the main channel what are the best depths to start out with I would think water tempt would have something to do with it also. I have several old toe sacks to use was hoping to try and go every other day to fish and make sure it has feed. Going to get some stubby bait. Thanks for your help

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Re: Baiting catfish hole [Re: rlfisher] #13489999 03/27/20 04:17 AM
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Now is a good time to start. 2,10 fow. Look for trees that have birds roosting in them. throw out about a gallon of sweet feed at each location
do this at 4or5 locations. starts fishing at your first locations .don't set in one spot to long move along. good luck

Re: Baiting catfish hole [Re: rlfisher] #13502796 04/05/20 03:08 AM
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Works for smaller fish if that's what your after.


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Re: Baiting catfish hole [Re: rlfisher] #13502822 04/05/20 03:47 AM
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Give me a call tomorrow . 903-987-2315. I will go over some things to look for with you that Stubby and I look for. I make bait with Stubby and will be glad to share with you the things he has taught me. We also appreciate you using Stubbys Cheesebait

Re: Baiting catfish hole [Re: rlfisher] #13503422 04/05/20 04:53 PM
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I've been chumming spots before I fish and all the catch shows signs of feeding when I clean them.

Re: Baiting catfish hole [Re: rlfisher] #13504976 04/06/20 04:06 PM
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Use that phone number that little wheel posted. Stubby and littlewheel guide for catfish every week and they are good. I have to say they are great for giving out details of how they do things. I still need to hook up with litylewheel myself.

Re: Baiting catfish hole [Re: rlfisher] #13505182 04/06/20 05:45 PM
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From now till June you can catch them shallow on windy rocky banks. I take a 5 gallon bucket of wheat that has soured, go to the first spot and throw out chum, then to the second spot, then to the third, then I go back to the 1st spot and start fishing - drop some Mr Whiskers cheese bait on a small #8 trebble hook. If its shallow I'll throw it on a bobber and let it drift across the chumed area, this can be so fun to cast out and watch it drift along and then just disappear and wham, if it's deeper than 10' i'll just drop it straight down. Fish the first spot till it slows down, chum, then go to the second spot and fish it till it slows, chum then go to the 3rd spot. Then repeat this in the same pattern going from spot 1,2 and 3. After about 2 or 3 hours you will have either a mess of fish, or you will have figured out the best spot to catch you a limit. You really don't have to go pre-chumming a day or two in advance, it only takes 30 minutes for them to show up. The windier it is the better the fishing is as it draws them in for miles. Calm days it can be real slow.

Re: Baiting catfish hole [Re: rlfisher] #13505408 04/06/20 07:39 PM
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Chicken scratch works well to.

Re: Baiting catfish hole [Re: rlfisher] #13505656 04/06/20 09:29 PM
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I always used milo and crushed corn that i would soak for about a week. Sometimes put range cubes or beer in with it. But never actually baited a spot ahead of time. Always foshed a spot and if it looked good, I would sling some of the chum out with a scoop.

Re: Baiting catfish hole [Re: rlfisher] #13505665 04/06/20 09:34 PM
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When Fort Worth Grain Exchange was down off of 28th by the old railroad you could buy a 50# wheat sack for $6. Now it's $10 for about a 25# sack.

Re: Baiting catfish hole [Re: David Welcher] #13505710 04/06/20 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by David Welcher
From now till June you can catch them shallow on windy rocky banks. I take a 5 gallon bucket of wheat that has soured, go to the first spot and throw out chum, then to the second spot, then to the third, then I go back to the 1st spot and start fishing - drop some Mr Whiskers cheese bait on a small #8 trebble hook. If its shallow I'll throw it on a bobber and let it drift across the chumed area, this can be so fun to cast out and watch it drift along and then just disappear and wham, if it's deeper than 10' i'll just drop it straight down. Fish the first spot till it slows down, chum, then go to the second spot and fish it till it slows, chum then go to the 3rd spot. Then repeat this in the same pattern going from spot 1,2 and 3. After about 2 or 3 hours you will have either a mess of fish, or you will have figured out the best spot to catch you a limit. You really don't have to go pre-chumming a day or two in advance, it only takes 30 minutes for them to show up. The windier it is the better the fishing is as it draws them in for miles. Calm days it can be real slow.


Excellent! I have found that too that baiting before hand isn't necessary for the average joe and a waste of time and money and doesnt result in more fish being caught if you have a decent lake. I throw semi soured milo out and range cubes in usually three spots and by the time you are done baiting your first spot will have most likely all the fish you care to catch. I like to do this in June-August but I'm sure you start right now as fish are pushing up shallow.


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Re: Baiting catfish hole [Re: HumanSeine] #13505788 04/06/20 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by HumanSeine
Use that phone number that little wheel posted. Stubby and littlewheel guide for catfish every week and they are good. I have to say they are great for giving out details of how they do things. I still need to hook up with litylewheel myself.

Thanks Scotty

Re: Baiting catfish hole [Re: Riverrat9] #13513273 04/11/20 05:48 PM
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Smaller like “eating size“ or not trophies?

Re: Baiting catfish hole [Re: rlfisher] #13513311 04/11/20 06:04 PM
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The late Bob Fincher made super punch bait and guided for cats. His words “You aren’t trying to feed the fish- you are trying to attract them to the area you are fishing” ! Not verbatim but best I recall. But everybody has different opinions on how to do it. It lets you know they found the chum when you see some on the cleaning table.


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Re: Baiting catfish hole [Re: rlfisher] #13513322 04/11/20 06:08 PM
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So, what's the difference between baiting a hole and chumming a spot?


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