Below we have outline 2 of the best catfish bait recipes. To learn 80 more recipes that have been tested and proven to haul in buckets of catfish, check out this great e-book Easy Catfish Bait Recipes.
The best catfish bait isn’t necessarily something you have to buy from the store. Many catfish anglers love to make their own catfish bait and swear that is the best way to haul in that monster catfish. Once you know what works and find a few secret recipes that you believe to be the best, you can re-create them over and over again from home saving you boat loads of money.
Everybody has their own best catfish bait recipes and the best will usually have a few essential ingredients in common. All you need to do is take a peek inside of your freezer, refrigerator and cupboards to see that you have most of what it takes to make a killer home-made catfish bait at your fingertips.
Two of the most popular and best catfish baits to make from home are “stink bait” and “soap bait“.
You should be able to find most of the main ingredients you need to make these baits in your home. If not, a quick visit to your local grocery store will get you all the ingredients you need to conjure up your very own homemade catfish bait.
Below we have outline 2 of the best catfish bait recipes to get you started…
Best Catfish Stink Bait Recipe
Ingredients you need:
- Chicken liver and Beef Liver
- Garlic powder or whole garlic
- Can of Dog Food
- 1 dozen minnows (A little detour from the grocery store to the local pet shop but well worth it.)
Step 1 – Put 1lb of chicken liver and 1lb of beef liver into blender.
Step 2 -Add 1 1/2 lbs of cheese (The stinkier, the better. Limburger cheese works well here.)
Step 3 – Add 4 tablespoons of garlic powder or 1 head of garlic.
Step 4 – Add can of dog food.
Step 5 – Add minnows.
Step 6 – Add flour (This is to give the dough enough consistency to stay on the hook. Start with a small amount and add more if needed)
Step 7 – Blend **Friendly note ~ You may NOT want to use your wife’s/mom’s/girlfriend’s favorite blender to make this
Add vegetable oil if your concoction becomes to thick to thin it out a bit.
Step 8 – Place in air tight container in a cool dry place until your ready to use.
Best Catfish Soap Bait Recipe
Ingredients you need:
- 10 ounces of lye
- 2 quarts of water
- Glass Container (For mixing the lye – DO NOT use plastic!)
- 5 lbs animal fat
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- Cooking Pot
- Stirring Spoon
- Cardboard milk carton
Step 1 – Cut off bottom of milk carton so you have a mold to pour your mixture into.
Step 2 – Melt fat in pot (Medium heat) Once melted, set aside and allow to cool but don’t let it harden or you will have to melt again.
Step 3 – Put 2 quarts water into glass container.
Step 4 – Add 10 ounces lye to water and gently stir. (Warning - NEVER add the water to the lye. Doing so will cause a reaction. LYE is CAUSTIC and can CAUSE SERIOUS BURNS. Again, always add the lye to the water, never the opposite!)
Step 5 – Add melted fat to the lye mixture stirring slowly. (Stirring to fast will allow air bubbles to get into the mixture that will cause your bait to float. You want your bait to sink.) Only add enough melted fat to create a think paste.
Step 6 – Add cheese stirring slowly to avoid air bubbles (You could melt the cheese in the microwave for 1 minute or add as is.)
Step 7 – Pour mixture into milk carton mold and allow to harden over a couple of days.
Step 8 – When ready to use, cut off a cube and push onto hook and start reeling in the big ones!
These are just 2 home-made catfish bait recipes. There are many other great recipes that you can make from home. Many of the best catfish bait recipes made from home were created through trial and error.
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