Today I’ve got something really interesting to share…
A Complete Guide On Making & Using Homemade Catfish Stink Bait
Because if you learn how to catch fish…you’ll never go hungry!
Its one of those survival skills you that’s not only enjoyable today, but could pay off big time in a crisis.
Plus, it’s a skill you can pass on from generation to generation…
TOPICS IN THIS GUIDE… ↓(click to jump)
- My History With Stink Baits
- Catfish Bait Ingredient List
- Basic Stink Bait Recipe
- Cheese Stink Bait Recipe
- 4 Surprising Catfish Bait Myths
My father taught me this recipe.
He got it from his dad.
And I’ve been using it ever since to catch some of the best catfish in my area.
The recipe I’m going to share is a sink bait recipe.
Stink bait recipes are ideal because everyone’s favorite fish seems attracted to them.
Making catfish bait typically involves the mixing of several unrelated products.
So, yes, it’s supposed to smell awful.
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So, let’s get to it.
Here are the things you’ll need to make some catfish bait:
- 1 1/2 c. Livers (Chicken, Deer, Cow, whatever you have)
- 1/4 c. Flour
- 2-3 T. Garlic Salt
- 1 Sardine & 2 T. Sardine Oil (from the can)
- 2 tsp Strawberry Jell-O
- 1 egg
You should blend the liver until it becomes a liquid.
Then empty it into a clean PLASTIC peanut butter jar and add the remaining ingredients.
Stir well until thick.
Do NOT open indoors.
You should allow the bait to sit for at least forty-eight hours.
Remember, the rawer, the better.
I love the above recipe for its simplicity, and it does its job of catching plenty of fish.
However, if you prefer a cheese-based sink bait, I would suggest this next one:
↓ How To Make Stink Bait For Catfish With Cheese
Things you’ll need:
- Mason jar (any old empty jar will do)
- 1lb of cheese spread. (The type doesn’t matter, but the cheaper, the better, right?)
- 8 oz. of beef blood
- 1 container of minced garlic
- Popsicle stick
- An out-of-the-way place allows it to ripen
Allow the cheese to warm up for a few minutes in the sun.
Mix the cheese, blood, and garlic into the jar and stir until it’s evenly dispersed and there are no big chunks.
Add some of the sawdust to thicken the paste that you have just made.
Add a small amount at a time.
It’s important to avoid big clumps.
You want to add enough sawdust to make it tacky, like the look of good oatmeal.
Once you have the right consistency, seal the cap on the jar and set it out in an area with plenty of sunlight.
Ideally, you want to allow it to sit for a minimum of a week, but the longer, the better.
Some of the biggest catfish I ever caught involved bait that had sat in the sun for three months.
So there, you have it.
With the way the world is now, I’ve found that having a skill like this becomes more and more valuable every day.
Making catfish bait might not be something you can put on your resume, but it’s in no way a skill that won’t come in handy.
Set your alarm, have that boat ready, and enjoy the peacefulness the lake gives off in the early morning.
That is, until the fish start biting.
Because they don’t stand a chance now that you know how to make catfish bait.
Myth #1: “Stinkier is Better”
Ah, the age-old misconception that catfish are irresistibly drawn to the foulest odors known to humanity.
While it’s true that catfish have a highly developed sense of smell, it doesn’t mean you should subject yourself to handling putrid concoctions that would make a skunk squirm.
Catfish aren’t always attracted to the nastiest stench; they’re more interested in the natural scents of their usual prey like smaller fish and insects.
Myth #2: “Prepared Baits Guarantee Success”
While prepared baits can indeed yield results, they’re not a one-size-fits-all solution.
Catfish can be finicky eaters, and what works like a charm one day might leave you empty-handed the next.
Myth #3: “Bigger Baits Catch Bigger Catfish”
Sure, the idea of hooking a massive catfish using a monstrous bait is enticing.
However, size isn’t the sole determining factor here.
Catfish have an exceptional ability to sense vibrations in the water, which means they can detect even the tiniest of morsels.
So, don’t be afraid to experiment with various bait sizes to see what these whiskered creatures are really craving.
Myth #4: “Only Live Bait Will Do”
Live bait has its undeniable merits, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of catfish enticement.
Cut bait, dough balls, and even artificial lures can elicit equally enthusiastic bites.
Remember, catfish are opportunistic feeders, and their taste preferences can vary based on their environment and conditions.
A Bit Of Catfish Bait History
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