3 Do-It-Yourself Catfish Bait Recipes

3 Do-It-Yourself Catfish Bait Recipes

Sometimes the best idea for succeeding in your favorite hobby is to change things up a bit. Trying a new fishing method may lead to hooking that prize catfish you’ve been after; a true record-breaker that you’ll brag about for years to come.

Here are three unique catfish bait recipes you can cook up next time you’re heading out on a fishing excursion, rather than rely on worms or pretty lures.

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Gigantic 232-pound wels catfish caught by Sven Weide. This could be you if you play around with these fun recipe ideas!

1. Jack’s Cat Attack

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken livers
  • 1 package hot dogs
  • ½ loaf bread
  • 2 cans nacho cheese
  • 1 can corn
  • ¼ bottle Tabasco sauce
  • Dozen chopped worms

Directions

  • Age chicken livers in the sun and mix with hot dogs in a blender
  • Break up bread into bite-sized pieces and place in a gallon jug
  • Pour the liver and hot dog mix over the bread chunks.
  • Add nacho cheese, corn, Tabasco sauce, and worms into the mixture
  • Pour the mixture out of the jug and knead until it becomes thick and dough-like. Store in the sun in a large plastic container until your next fishing venture.

2. Cajun Mud Bait

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It may smell pretty horrible, but in the end, it’ll all be worth it

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. rotten minnows
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 box of cherry Jell-o
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 3 tbsps. onion salt
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsps. soy sauce
  • ½ cup flour

Directions

  • Mix minnows, water, Parmesan cheese, Jell-o, molasses, onion salt, garlic salt, breadcrumbs, and soy sauce in a blender
  • Pour mixture into a bowl and add flour as needed until thick.
  • Roll into small 1-inch balls and store in plastic bags.

3. Catfish Mélange

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Successful homemade catfish bait ready to hook a big one

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Velveeta cheese
  • 6-8 oz. chopped chicken liver
  • 1 tbsps. Garlic powder
  • 1 can wet dog food
  • Dozen minnows
  • ½ cup flour

Directions

  • Melt cheese and mix in chicken liver
  • Add garlic powder, dog food, and minnows
  • Use flour as needed to thicken.
  • Mix all ingredients together in a blender.

Rebecca Lily

Hi, everyone! My name’s Rebecca, and I just love to write and to fish! My friends call me “Becca.” I’m 22 years old, single, and am currently residing in New York working at an office. Show more

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