It was a very nice channel cat of 22″. Then I tie the other end, and trim off the excess thread. Chicken livers are a popular bait for catfish but should you really be using chicken livers for catfish bait? No. Ohhh.. And ive rarely caught anything late at night. Posts: 108. Just as I threw back a small walleye I had caught I saw my line moving slow and steady straight out. The egg loop knot is a great knot … If you’re dead set on fishing with livers then by all means give turkey livers a try. When targeting channel catfish punch baits and dip baits will out produce (or produce as well) as liver in most cases and have proven time and time again to be much less hassle to bait the hook with as well as keep on the hook. My line set up is similar to a Carolina rig, but I use a treble hook instead of a circle hook. Of course it works better if "served" to the catfish fresh. Chicken livers are the most overhyped and over rated catfish bait ever! Re: chicken liver + kool aid [ QUOTE ] I have alway been told that catfish love chicken livers mixed with cherry kool aid. A 50 pounder? If the channel cats are biting, they will usually go for chicken livers. Will toughen baits to last for many casts and the cure also infuses bait with powerful amino acids and scent attractants. I love using livers. I’m an old dog, but I’m always willing to learn a new trick or two. The trick is to keep the chicken liver container on ice inside of a cooler, not in the sun, otherwise the meat melts and it's difficult to fish with. I am not knocking those that prefer catfishing with chicken livers but many anglers use them because that’s what they think they’re “supposed to do”. I learned that fresh, raw, thick-cut, boneless, skinless chicken breast catches catfish, and it may work better than liver, stink baits and other cut baits that I’ve been using since I was a kid. I went to go pee and forgot to open the bail. Well that didn’t happen so I decided to throw on a treble hook and slice off a hefty 3 inch long piece of deer steak. The best catfishing excursion I ever had was when I was 16 years old. They work for the same reasons that other “prepared” baits/attractants (cheese, blood, soured grains, range cubes, soaps, etc) work – they closely mimic certain chemical profiles of natural baits. Well it was all fat on mine. So deer steak has been on my bait list ever since. Tu morning I caught 2, Tuesday nite caught 8 in a couple hours. Oh, I suppose I should explain a little. I ask him what brand of corn was he using. Mine too!! Most of these recipes involve running the livers through a blender or a grinder and adding them to either a cheese based bait or even a dough bait. I got 8 out of the water and the guy next to me never got a nibble from fresh beef livers. Catfish Stink Baits. Add water a little at a time, stirring constantly, until the the flour begins to form a dough. Crappie are excellent over shallow brush piles. So, I don’t claim to be an expert Cat man, but I do love to fish for Channels. They work best with a treble hook. Me and a friend went fishing last night and I caught 9 cats on it. That’s all you need to do. S. Joined: Apr 2016. To catfish guide Richard Simms this was no secret. The most common homemade catfish baits are stink baits and punch baits. STEP 1: Blend up about a pound of chicken liver, a half box of corn flakes, a half cup … All you talked about was chicken livers. After reading all of this, I feel like I am holding an empty bag. Chicken Liver 99% of the time and worms on occasions maybe if given to me. When I use chicken liver bait, I fish from the shore, using a rod holder and a fishing bell clipped onto an eyelet near the top of the pole. TEXANA: GOOD. Chris, tons of articles here on my site that are linked from this article. When running trot lines, I prefer live bait, i.e. 1 with nightcrawler,got fiddlers on that. . If your targeting blue catfish, fresh shad is hands down the preferred choice for most fishermen and will typically catch more catfish. #12772387 05/28/18 11:16 PM: Joined: Apr 2016. Anything you cam share is appreciated. The smelly gooey mess that can be found with warm chicken livers is an immediate turn on to catfish. You can feed the wire through the liver, netting, or twist the ends closed around the hook in any configuration you want… or, just put the sealed liver pill on your hook and it will be very hard for a small fish to remove. It’s a bit time consuming, but you can do this while watching the tube, and you’ll have all of your baits ready BEFORE you get to your honey hole. Weed-less hooks help keep livers on, at least that is what I use for fishing a trashy river like the Brazos. Livers typically do not produce many huge catfish. So, let’s get to it. With the Pro-Cure Bait Scents method your livers will also emit plenty of scent into the water column. If that helps the best statement is what they are hitting. I usually have two lines baited with livers and the other two lines baited with live shad. Jun 16, 2014 - Chicken livers are a popular bait for catfish but should you really be using chicken livers for catfish bait? Catfish are good on punch bait, cut bait, and chicken liver. My second bait is perch small to mediums I fish them live anything bigger than the mediums I use as cut bait. For bank fishing, a heavy action rod of at least seven feet in length provides more leverage and backbone for an easier hook set when the fish picks up your bait. catch Threadfin Shad or Gizzard Shad for fresh bait, http://whiskerseeker.com/catfish-rod-chad-ferguson-signature-series/, https://www.catfishedge.com/catfish-rods/, https://www.catfishedge.com/product/summer-channel-catfish/, Catfish Rods: The Ultimate Guide To Catfish Rods, Catfish Rigs: The Best Rigs For Catfishing, Best Catfish Bait: The Top 5 Catfish Baits Made Simple, Catfish Species Essentials: The “Big Three” Types Of Catfish. Burnsville, MN . With their strong, meaty smell, chicken livers draw cats from broad areas. Dad using can corn. One of if not the most popular catfish bait is chicken livers. Throw it in your liver bucket, let it absorb your liver smell, then use it. I don’t think I hung it long enough. For yellow cat, live perch. I am one of these people that like to use Chicken Livers to fish for catfish .. Why? https://www.catfishing.ca/best-homemade-catfish-bait-recipes That isn’t true for the gizzards. We’re do I find channel cats when’s it 95 degrees in the day time I’m trying to let my 8 yearcold catch his first catfish. Catch a BIGGGG one. Lay liver out in layers on cooking sheets or cardboard covered with foil; Sprinkle a hefty amount of garlic salt on it chicken livers; Add another layer of chicken livers and salt (continue until the liver is all used). I used to live in Phoenix, AZ and when fishing the lakes at night, we found that the catfish much preferred to hit on chicken livers. Chicken livers for instance are a prime cat bait but very soft indeed. Just love Cut up Shad for Blues & Live Minnows for Channel depending on heat of the day. The best way to fish for catfish with chicken livers is to use a circle hook, and no weights. Matt writes about various topics. SunUpSunDown. do you cut the fish or just hook them. I find the best bait for river cats are bloody raw red meat, shrimp, Creek chubs (caught a 38 lber on it), large shiners, shad, bluegill, leaches and night crawlers. Should You Really Be Using Chicken Livers For Catfish Bait? Your email address will not be published. Hello well I don’t use chicken livers any more my main bait is chicken breast cut 1.5 chunks and soaked in anise oil. https://www.ms-sportsman.com/.../catfish/garlic-chicken-is-top-catfish-bait Larry check out https://www.catfishedge.com/product/summer-channel-catfish/ this is how I’m fishing now. When fishing with liver, it's important to store the container in a cooler to keep them firm and easier to bait onto a hook. What I’ve learned from survival training school, you can use fish, and animal, entrails as bait, even the eyes,(Which stay on a hook a very long time). And, I never found any shad in AZ, so that was out of the question. Natural bait like bluegill , Large night crawlers, cut fish like carp, chicken/Turkey/gizzards & livers that are fresh & bloody work. so it can be a crap shoot. I go to beef liver when some other things are not working. they cannot catch shad or don’t have prepared baits available) or they don’t know any better. can of garlic salt. This is more of a “last ditch effort” than anything. Posts: 108. I’ve had luck using minnows and small brim for those. How to get catfish to bite on chicken gizzard bait. 1 with chicken liver,the crayfish would destroy it first. Largemouth bass are good. Catfished for a couple of days this week with chicken livers on Old Hickory Lake. The French fry bait was likely … I usually end up cooking it for my dogs. . Treble hooks keep chicken liver on longer. Put two containers of chicken livers and a package of gizzards and hearts in a container together and let the bait marinate in the refrigerator for a couple of days. Blood in the chicken liver is an irresistible attractant for eating-size channel, blue and flathead catfish. I said they’re not all they’re cracked up to be. Turkey livers are not widely available but you can purchase them through a local butcher (they may have to special order them). Good information Chad! We grabbed our gear and I grabbed a pack of deer steaks out of freezer to cook over the fire. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers, and blood baits. The best time to catch these fish is in the spring when they move into shallow water to spawn, and in the evening, night time, or early morning, during the summer. Garlic will give homemade fish bait that special odor known to attract catfish and carp to the hook. Lol he used his samich too. I still use them and in fact just bought a rather expensive ($49.99) bucket of cheese bait. Ironic thing is, people will use chicken livers in a dip bait recipe that they want to smell like, chicken livers. Want more catfishing tips on baits, how to catch catfish and more? In direct sun, the meat basically melts into goop inside the container. https://www.fishingtalks.com/ever-use-chicken-liver-for-bait-10/17/14-1702.html Theyll find it. stevew. I fill or roll the liver in the netting to whatever size I want, and seal it with a paper coated garbage bag type twist tie wire. I catch a ton more catfish using non romantic ol’ dew worms than livers. Yes I’ve used these also. The next morning I caught 3 more. If I showed up to fish with a fishing guide and he was using liver I would be disappointed. https://freshwaterfishingadvice.com/best-bait-to-catch-catfish Finally, when I go fishing, I just put the hook through the liver/mesh and leave the point down to the barb exposed. The next morning I fished 8am-1pm & caught 25. I cut it in chunks the night before and spread granulated garlic all over it the night before and put it in the fridge. For rod and reel, I strongly prefer chicken liver, although there is always the problem of perch and turtles stealing your bait. Some seasoned anglers swear by chicken bait when fishing for catfish, but it does require a slightly more difficult rigging. I personally have had no luck with chicken livers,tried them every way Chad described.Found shrimp or cut bait to work much better. Using the wrong hook, or casting too hard, will send the bait flying into the middle of the lake when you cast. Your email address will not be published. Outdoorsman. I find late evening up into 10pm and early morning to be best. Chicken livers is the go to bait for most catfish fishermen for one reason. Berkley PBCCD-CLVR PowerBait Chicken Liver Catfish Bait Chunks in Artificial Bait. Catfish Magic Chicken Liver Cure will cure up to 8 pounds of chicken livers. But trusting in his advanced years I started my search and soon found out there is such a thing. I guess I am the guy that swears by them and catches tons of fish. So what’s better than livers, cut or live bait? The cereal serves as a binder that gives the bait the proper consistency. Just wait until they are on and reel them in. I will get a Blue on occasions but most of the time it is Channel Cats. I use gauze, and panty hose. XD obviously they are they are they produce fish And yeah if your going after monster 30+ pounders bigger baits work but I have caught 80+ catfish in 2 months with liver all pretty big biggest one 22 and 30 pounds. I anchored at about 1000 yards from the dam. A feeding catfish will eat almost anything. If the cats do get the liver sucked off I can reuse the same thread over because it comes off easily unlike trying to get a gauze bag off the hook. One guy told me he could not get the corn to stay on his hook. [/ QUOTE ] Have fished my whole life, used many bates. You might occasionally catch a bigger channel cat, or even some blue catfish, but I would expect that they would be about the same size. I guess catfish fishing just conjures up images of people sitting on the bank or in a boat, dangling a cane pole, next to an old Coleman lantern with chicken liver on the hook for bait. It was about 2 hrs before dusk. Most people that are using chicken liver are doing so in the absence of having another bait available (i.e. I have never used live baits. . I use an egg sinker on braided line with a leader between the sinker and hook. Ivory Soap. Stuff the livers inside, and then bait on hook. For blue cat shad, live or dead, is definitely better. After last night I am a fan. Hotdogs , stink bait, corn , dip baits in order. Thats what the wiskers are for. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait. Chicken Liver Chum Bait! When garlic-cheese and worms fail me (I fish the Rio Grande) then I try my fresh liver that I Keep as cold as possible so it will stay on the hook and it has worked many times when other baits have failed me. Presenting Bait Do you know of that is true? Have fun. Been fishing for channel cat for many, many years, and I’ve tried everything, including Catfish Charlie, other dough and stink baits, pork liver, beef liver, goose liver, rabbit liver, turkey liver, peeled crawdad tails, river crawlers, Canadian crawlers, red Wiggler’s, perch, minnows, shiners, gold fish, shrimp, cut shad,hot dogs, chicken liver, and more. Natural Baits work best for all including Channel cats. perch, shad, goldfish, etc. The one with liver on it gets used the most. Withinca minute my pull starts to slide along the ground. Pretty sad I know. I would like to know how to keep liver on the hook, I use elastic thread, have for yrs. If you open a bottle of it and smell it you will quickly know why. Thanks for the tips about turkey and rooster livers, I will look for these. it is tougher and better. The difference is the hens are slaughtered around 1 year old and the roosters around 4 to 6 years. Than one time I took a can of each, no bites on cheap type than switched over to the jolly green giant brand and BINGO the cats started hitting . It’s close, but still not the same as the real thing. Live shad & Lager Minnows, Blugill, even live Goldfish never let me down. I want to toss another bail in the mix. I use a octopus hook #6. At times I have switched to hot dogs doused in strawberry kool aid and garlic when the livers aren’t hitting. Outdoorsman. Once the cats find the bait, they have trouble resisting them. It will catch catfish, so will shrimp and earth worms. Catfish are scavengers and can't resist a juicy chunk of liver on the end of a hook. Chances are that a change of catfish bait can change your overall performance and increase your catch rates. Water stained; 57 degrees; 0.30 low. For catching numbers of channel catfish it’s hard to beat prepared baits. We have a cow processed every year and never eat the liver. What gives. To make a small amount of catfish bait, place about 1 cup of all-purpose flour in a mixing bowl. Yes, Are they a catfish bait that you should use as a “go to” bait? I don’t personally know anyone that heads into a trip with the intentions of using chicken livers as a primary bait. This deer was really bloody. Hey gang. You can press a chunk of bait into all three barbs to help keep it from falling off when casting, or you can use liver hooks equipped with a bait holder clip. There are a number of other well known tips for keeping chicken liver on the hook. This will make the gizzards and hearts a much better bait. Chicken livers are only one tool in the toolbox of a well rounded catfisherman. Works much better with the mosquito netting, stronger, and long enough to cut in 3 or 4 sections each. The downside of using braid, other than the price, is breaking off snags is harder and can cut your hands without wearing gloves, but with monofilament, the line breaks at the hook with one hard tug. CHICKEN LIVERS. Berkley PBCCD-CLVR PowerBait Chicken Liver Catfish Bait Chunks in Artificial Bait. Monofilament costs less than braided line, but it's more likely to break off under excessive pressure if your drag is too tight. Matt is a painter and part-time writer who loves fishing and metal detecting. I have found that livers produce numbers not trophy cats. Another trick when using a treble hook is to tie off the liver with string, or a spare piece of fishing line. Participant. Does it have real blood? These Tennessee catfish devoured chunks of chicken. Here are the six best ways to keep chicken liver on your hook. I have heard claims over the years that this adds a level of effectiveness and that at times people found catfish would hit these baits with additional red coloring but not the unaltered ones. Depending on the size of chicken liver or other bait you want on your hook, cut a big enough square of hosery to wrap your bait up in (works good on bacon too). Tie Off Your Bait. I use small hooks with bait holder barbs on the back, #8 or 10, maybe bigger sometimes like a 6, and tie 4 of them onto cut lengths of string. Circle hooks work well for other catfish baits, but not for chicken liver. So, I tie off one end of the mesh tube with the kite string, then turn it inside-out to protect the wrap of the threads from short strikes, rocks, etc. But if you are wanting trophies than shad/bluegills are the only way to go IME. Monofilament and braided fishing line are both used by anglers targeting catfish. will stay on hook better. Take 2 lbs of chicken liver and 32oz. Are you kidding. Scents – In addition to adding coloring, adding additional scent is a fairly common practice. HE SAID ( CREAM ) he now lives in some big White House in Washington D C . You start off you think there’s other baits better than liver then talk about it thru the whole thing except the Turkey liver and say shad 2 times. I like to use pork and beef liver for catfish. After that it was many smaller channels. I thought that these two items were the best baits when it came to catching channel cats. I put 1teaspoon of vanilla extract and a good sprinkling of garlic salt on them stir good and go fishing. I set the hook and got the fight of my life. Using a treble hook alone works great, but after twenty minutes underwater the meat starts to crumble and break apart. https://doughbal.blogspot.com/2013/04/chicken-liver-old-fisherman-useing.html I am 36 now. His issue the fact is said “blood flavored”. I’ve used gizzards alongside chicken livers quite a few times, and I rarely get any bites. https://doughbal.blogspot.com/2013/04/chicken-liver-old-fisherman-useing.html Should You Really Be Using Chicken Livers For Catfish Bait? I was at Annacostia in DC. They are very tough and easy to keep on a hook, I defrost mine and precut them usually 4 baits per liver. The first hour we each caught a few channels on earthworm. Not to mention it breaks rather easily. When it comes time to think about classic catfish bait, it is hard to come across someone who doesn’t mention liver or raw meat. If you want to use chicken gizzards to catch catfish, try soaking the gizzards in chicken liver blood. He used regular livers and only had one fish to show for it. But my tried and true catfish bait is wigglers and paitence. Catfishing is a great way to have fun in the summer fishing at night and the most popular Check out my best tricks and tips to catching catfish with chicken liver. Love your site and information bids Chad! Happy Fishing!!!! Depending on the size of chicken liver or other bait you want on your hook, cut a big enough square of hosery to wrap your bait up in (works good on bacon too). Color – It’s common practice to soak chicken livers in red food coloring. Took the boat out. For the next 3 hrs we each caught a channel every 5 to 20 mins. The biggest issue encountererd when fishing with liver, pastes, cod roe or very soft fish sections such as sardine is keeping the bait on the hook for all but the softest underarm swing. My surgical net just turned white after 15 minutes after soaking blood red for a week with livers in it. https://www.gameandfishmag.com/editorial/12-catfish-baits/245356 I buy it by the case so I can give to others who may want to try it. Add enough so that the scent is obvious to you. https://www.tasteofsouthern.com/southern-fried-chicken-livers-recipe As for using string, gauze or liver hooks, there are other options available that allow liver baits to be used on single hooks. Line rated for at least 12 pounds is ideal. Last rod had day-old dead crayfish and that one got the biggest cats.That was before the laws with using them inland,dead or alive.Was going to use them live,but I think the ranker,the better. Thanks for the article. Fishing with chicken livers is one of the best baits to use to catch catfish and even other fresh water fish in lakes, ponds and rivers. Water stained; 71 degrees; 1.44’ low. If I really want to get the smell flowing, I’ll cut slits in the sides on the liver stuffed entrails. Old Man Liver. LOL Keep up the good work, and thank you for all that you do for us. I tried this little secret of ours at the Ohio river which is 10 mins away. Check out the Ultimate List Of Catfishing Tips. The goal was to catch bluegill with the bugs we caught at the creek for blugill bait, then use the bluegill for catfish bait. Thanks God bless. I don't know, but it's worked well for me. My favorite bait is bream, live for flat heads and cut for blue and channel. https://onestoptackleshop.com/how-to-keep-chicken-livers-on-the-hook It’s pretty much a go to bait and it always gets packed for the fishing trip along with other catfish baits like: worms, artificial dip baits, blood baits and hot dogs. i use shad or bream now.used to use livers though,had an old guy tell me to try pantyhose to keep the livers on,never could find any that fit right,they kept riding up my buttcrack,didnt seem to help matters at all. I use other baits as well but I always take the giant with me.Works in the dear old south. I’m of the opinion that chicken liver is one of the most overrated, overhyped baits ever. Lots of other bait information on the site! You often have to buy a large quantity but if you fish on a regular basis you won’t have to buy so many turkey livers that you won’t use them (and you can keep them frozen). When using chicken liver for bait, I've had the most success shore fishing in the back water of rivers, channels, or below a dam, using a rod holder positioned on the bank. For pole lines, I like live bait, or FRESH chicken liver. One of the great debates to using livers for bait is the best way to keep them on the hook, because this is the biggest challenge to fishing with them. July 9, 2013 at 12:48 pm #1223032. Chicken Livers work for catfish like no other. Possibly the weirdest thing we’ve ever read to catch a fish – chunks of ivory soap have … Harker Heights Tx. Though the thing to remember is science class from your school days, ‘connective tissue’ that are still attached to some livers really help hold liver on. Treble hook barbs are very sharp and effective for setting the hook too. When dead they still work very well. These can be found at just about any grocery store and are extremely effective. To keep the bait on the hook, (I NEVER use treble hooks!) I use Surgilast #GL-701 elastic mesh, which is actually designed for medical usage. Asafetida is a spice used in many Indian dishes, it is also referred to as “devils dung”. I hope your not mad at me just thought there was more to the story. This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. The amino acids will trigger a response to feed. If you’re after larger channel catfish then fresh cut bait is a better alternative. Leave your line a little slack and don’t set the hook. Catfish are strong fighters, even the small ones, and they'll put your rod and reel to the test when you hook into one. or, you can always use liver flavored dough bait. If you follow the steps outlined above you shouldn’t need any of these to keep the chicken liver on the hook, but I want this to be a comprehensive guide, so I’ll cover them all. Usually chicken liver, it has been used for a very long time to catch Channel Catfish. Prepared Stink Bait This Creek runs into the Ohio river but it’s pretty far up stream. You can find it on Amazon at $12 for 20′ (25 yards stretched). Turkey livers are tougher than chicken livers, will stay on the hook better. The trick is to keep the bait fresh. When I first heard of them I thought the elderly gentleman telling me this had tripped and fell straight up. I’ve been using chicken livers for decades and I catch channels quite often. Garlic, anise, vanilla and even asafetida are often added to buckets of fresh livers to add additional scent. I would love to hear more about baits you prefer over chicken liver. If your baiting up with some sort of liver, ask yourself why, and really take a close look at whether or not they are truly a good choice of catfish bait for you. Largemouth bass are good, staying above 10 feet with laydowns and brush using worms, spinners, and crankbait. Another trick when using a treble hook is to tie off the liver with … The hands-down favorite bait for catfishing on the Mississippi River is skipjack herring. The juice and smell from the meat in the water is a powerful attractant. If you’re horrified at the idea of creating catfish stink bait recipes then I suggest looking for other types of catfish bait recipes such as channel catfish bait recipes or catfish dough bait recipes. The whole artical is about chic livers, stink baits, how catch. And braided fishing line few times, and on my bait list ever since guess I am holding an bag! With me.Works in the absence of having another bait available ( i.e use as cut bait work... 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