HE SAID ( CREAM ) he now lives in some big White House in Washington D C . https://www.fishingtalks.com/ever-use-chicken-liver-for-bait-10/17/14-1702.html Just as I was pulling the hook out my friend caught one about the same size. it is tougher and better. Leather Chicken Liver Catfish Bait Recipe. They're delicious. Turkey livers are tougher than chicken livers, will stay on the hook better. Another trick when using a treble hook is to tie off the liver with string, or a spare piece of fishing line. To make a small amount of catfish bait, place about 1 cup of all-purpose flour in a mixing bowl. 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. One guy told me he could not get the corn to stay on his hook. Water stained; 71 degrees; 1.44’ low. The thread is 99 cents at Walmart. We kept 4 to eat the next day. 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”. But next day may not work as well. There are ways to keep the bait on longer. The surgilast or surgi glide tubing is great and all I use if I’m using livers but I make my liver balls softball size and they work very well. Like I said, I’ll fish next to my dad or other people using various punch baits and dead shad and cut perch and whatnot and I’m reeling them in and they’re sitting there. so it can be a crap shoot. Leave your line a little slack and don’t set the hook. Fishing for catfish with chicken liver can be really effective. I use Surgilast #GL-701 elastic mesh, which is actually designed for medical usage. So what’s better than livers, cut or live bait? How to tie an egg loop knot - Keep chicken liver on the hook for catfish How to tie an egg loop knot and how to use an egg loop knot. Live crawfish is also a great bait but not always available. Not to mention it breaks rather easily. Required fields are marked *. 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). I will get a Blue on occasions but most of the time it is Channel Cats. Fishing for Big Catfish with Livers and CUT Bait to see wich works best for channel catfish . Don’t get me wrong thank you for the help but I wood love to find a better bait wether shad or a home maid baits that’s better God bless the help. 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. I tried frozen once and was it a mistake, they were hard to keep on the hook and I never got bites. Liver & Soft Bait Rigs. OP. Garlic will give homemade fish bait that special odor known to attract catfish and carp to the hook. . I can reel in bigger fish without worrying about breakage. These are thick and often smelly as the name implies. Reel in your line every twenty minutes and check your bait. I usually end up cooking it for my dogs. A 50 pounder? I buy it by the case so I can give to others who may want to try it. Catfish are finicky; one night they may be all over the livers and the next night hot dogs are what they want to devour. Never said they don’t work. I’ve been using chicken livers for decades and I catch channels quite often. I couldn’t bait the hook fast enough. I went to go pee and forgot to open the bail. I thought that these two items were the best baits when it came to catching channel cats. 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. Anyway, we decided to go fishing at the last minute. Catfish Magic Chicken Liver Cure will cure up to 8 pounds of chicken livers. 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. I don’t know anybody now that uses chicken liver either. This Creek runs into the Ohio river but it’s pretty far up stream. The one with liver on it gets used the most. 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. 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. Berkley PBCCD-CLVR PowerBait Chicken Liver Catfish Bait Chunks in Artificial Bait. Then I tie all of the strings together with a loop at the end. It may not quite be the best bait or rig ever, but it is better than anything I have ever seen. 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. When I first heard of them I thought the elderly gentleman telling me this had tripped and fell straight up. The most common homemade catfish baits are stink baits and punch baits. SwampHanger. Have fun. LAKE O’ THE PINES: GOOD. Catfish Stink Baits. But my tried and true catfish bait is wigglers and paitence. Natural bait like bluegill , Large night crawlers, cut fish like carp, chicken/Turkey/gizzards & livers that are fresh & bloody work. I don’t personally know anyone that heads into a trip with the intentions of using chicken livers as a primary bait. But one of the group of is that fish took issue with me using a stink bait and I wanted ask about those. Just love Cut up Shad for Blues & Live Minnows for Channel depending on heat of the day. A feeding catfish will eat almost anything. Livers typically do not produce many huge catfish. I will have one set up to catch big fish, with an appropriate bait. The strong odor of the garlic will quickly spread through the water once you drop in your line. They can be very difficult to keep on the hook, but not if you follow some very simple steps. My line set up is similar to a Carolina rig, but I use a treble hook instead of a circle hook. The trick is to keep the bait fresh. Add water a little at a time, stirring constantly, until the the flour begins to form a dough. Line rated for at least 12 pounds is ideal. Love your site and information bids Chad! So, let’s get to it. here in Central Ga. they really do work, day or night. I've experimented with different baits for catching channel catfish, including night crawlers and prepared stink bait, but the most effective is fresh chicken liver from the grocery store. TEXANA: GOOD. 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. After dark is one of the best times to fish shallow water and catch the big ones searching for food. So deer steak has been on my bait list ever since. Author Topic: Garlic dried chicken livers For Catfish bait (Read 17480 times) 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. To get on the fast track catching catfish check out the Catfish Edge products for in depth tutorials and information on locating and catching catfish using a variety of techniques. Many anglers immediately start discussing using chicken liver for catfish bait in my encounters with them . Chicken livers are a popular bait for catfish but should you really be using chicken livers for catfish bait? I kept my catfish rod in a holder while I fished for walleye with another rod. 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. S. Joined: Apr 2016. I still use them and in fact just bought a rather expensive ($49.99) bucket of cheese bait. 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. Thanks God bless. Some seasoned anglers swear by chicken bait when fishing for catfish, but it does require a slightly more difficult rigging. Havent seen many chickens swimming around. This deer was really bloody. Braided line is more expensive, but the line is stronger and less likely to break when reeling in fish through heavy weeds. Here are the six best ways to keep chicken liver on your hook. It was 5pm. If you’re dead set on fishing with livers then by all means give turkey livers a try. I take a tribal hook and snap swivel,push a solid piece of liver over the hook so all three barbs are in the liver.snap it back on and lob,don’t cast hard.I have done this for years and caught my fair share of cats.My dad always said the bigger the baits the bigger the fish. Catfishing is a great way to have fun in the summer fishing at night and the most popular The hands-down favorite bait for catfishing on the Mississippi River is skipjack herring. Catfishing tips, techniques and information from professional catfish guides anglers. Chicken livers are the most overhyped and over rated catfish bait ever! I use 20-pound braided fishing line for catfish. Channel catfish aren't my favorite for eating, but they're one of my favorite fish to reel in. I said they’re not all they’re cracked up to be. 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. 10 mins later I landed a 45lb flathead!. When running trot lines, I prefer live bait, i.e. Live shad & Lager Minnows, Blugill, even live Goldfish never let me down. If that helps the best statement is what they are hitting. Keep RM coming! (For big channels 15lbs+ ) I’ve never caught blues or flat heads on livers tho. I’m an old dog, but I’m always willing to learn a new trick or two. I have found that livers produce numbers not trophy cats. 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. Asafetida is a spice used in many Indian dishes, it is also referred to as “devils dung”. In swift water on chattahoochee bibb mill dam we used big roachy bugs Have used barbeque fat meat. Thanks for the tips about turkey and rooster livers, I will look for these. Next I get a small ice chest and take my liver in it all day and it stays firm all day. Does it have real blood? A heavy action rod with stronger fishing line is ideal for landing big channel catfish from a boat, or the shore. When using chicken livers, the biggest problem most fishermen face is keeping them on the hook. This helps keep the bait on when casting, but it doesn't work as good as tubular netting. STEP 2: When it's mixed, put it in some small dishes...then put whatever you're not going to use in a freezer. www.lakefishingtechniques.com/6-homemade-catfish-bait-recipes https://freshwaterfishingadvice.com/best-bait-to-catch-catfish S. SunUpSunDown OP. I have never used live baits. Now, with all this in mind, there was a point and time where I had perfected the art of using chicken liver for catfishing. 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. Possibly the weirdest thing we’ve ever read to catch a fish – chunks of ivory soap have … But trusting in his advanced years I started my search and soon found out there is such a thing. I use gauze, and panty hose. As a general rule there are far better baits than liver as a “go to” bait. We have all three species of catfish in the Rio Grande and the Flathead Catfish only seem to like worms. I found out years ago that jolly green giant whole kernel corn works well for blues and channel cats. I’ve had luck using minnows and small brim for those. I set the hook and got the fight of my life. Once the cats find the bait, they have trouble resisting them. 1 with nightcrawler,got fiddlers on that. Curing chicken liver for catfishing is an excellent way to create plenty of catfish bait at once. mainly cause i dont knot how to use them. https://www.ms-sportsman.com/.../catfish/garlic-chicken-is-top-catfish-bait Thanks for the article. I have fished with everything. We grabbed our gear and I grabbed a pack of deer steaks out of freezer to cook over the fire. Chicken livers are only one tool in the toolbox of a well rounded catfisherman. My favorite bait is bream, live for flat heads and cut for blue and channel. Participant. The goal was to catch bluegill with the bugs we caught at the creek for blugill bait, then use the bluegill for catfish bait. Filed Under: Catfish Bait Tagged With: catfish bait, catfish baits, chicken liver, chicken livers, Chad Ferguson is a pro catfish guide with over fifteen years experience fishing professionally for catfish, outdoor writer, photographer and noted authority on catfish fishing. Hook it into a quick clip. I use a octopus hook #6. Catch a BIGGGG one. You DO NOT want to dispose of your bait balls into the river where a fish could potentially swallow it and die. The amino acids will trigger a response to feed. Each these tips for fishing with chicken liver has its pro's and con's. But using raw chicken livers, some like them fresh, some like them stinky rotten. I guess you’d have to be there, but it works for me. I’ve never had a day like that since. Hey gang. My surgical net just turned white after 15 minutes after soaking blood red for a week with livers in it. I don't know, but it's worked well for me. Good information Chad! I have found the mosquito net fabric to be extremely durable while still letting the juices flow. Stuff the livers inside, and then bait on hook. One of if not the most popular catfish bait is chicken livers. Liver/Raw Meat (Chicken Liver, Beef Cuts, etc.) They are very tough and easy to keep on a hook, I defrost mine and precut them usually 4 baits per liver. I go to beef liver when some other things are not working. Turkey livers usually come in a case quantity in a large frozen block and have to be broken down into smaller quantities for long term storage. One time I used the tough fat from a chicken thigh. I find late evening up into 10pm and early morning to be best. 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. Withinca minute my pull starts to slide along the ground. Oh, I suppose I should explain a little. If it has success with catfish I had rather use it than chicken liver. Chicken livers is the go to bait for most catfish fishermen for one reason. The difference is the hens are slaughtered around 1 year old and the roosters around 4 to 6 years. As for using string, gauze or liver hooks, there are other options available that allow liver baits to be used on single hooks. When dead they still work very well. If you want to use chicken gizzards to catch catfish, try soaking the gizzards in chicken liver blood. I tried cheaper brands of corn without ever getting the first bite. So there you have it. If you absolutely insist on fishing with livers there’s a much better option that chicken livers. Why? Another tip is to keep your bait fresh. Then I tie the other end, and trim off the excess thread. can of garlic salt. Theyll find it. Catfish are strong fighters, even the small ones, and they'll put your rod and reel to the test when you hook into one. Larry check out https://www.catfishedge.com/product/summer-channel-catfish/ this is how I’m fishing now. I personally have had no luck with chicken livers,tried them every way Chad described.Found shrimp or cut bait to work much better. Gary, check out the other catfish bait articles on the site. Hotdogs , stink bait, corn , dip baits in order. Chicken livers are the best bait I have used caught multiple blue cats off of them in the last week I have caught 6 big blues biggest one 22 pounds they have never failed me your main argument they are messy and and don’t stay on the hook don’t be a pussy your fishing your getting messy ether way second take some sowing thread and wrap it on the hook it won’t go no where and if you can’t get cut bait orr live bait they are cheap and easily obtained unlock live bait or cut bait. I put 1teaspoon of vanilla extract and a good sprinkling of garlic salt on them stir good and go fishing. I ask him what brand of corn was he using. You can buy a roll of elastic surgical netting at the store and use it as a bait holder. Caught a total of 41 with you guessed it CHICKEN LIVER. Treble hooks keep chicken liver on longer. My second bait is perch small to mediums I fish them live anything bigger than the mediums I use as cut bait. https://www.catfishing.ca/best-homemade-catfish-bait-recipes I am one of these people that like to use Chicken Livers to fish for catfish .. Twice I caught 2 at the same time. Take 2 lbs of chicken liver and 32oz. Chris, tons of articles here on my site that are linked from this article. If I showed up to fish with a fishing guide and he was using liver I would be disappointed. I cut it in chunks the night before and spread granulated garlic all over it the night before and put it in the fridge. My wife loves to eat them so it is important to get a few. stevew. 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 next morning I caught 3 more. They are not an exact match though and could be compared to a dieter satisfying a chocolate craving with an artificially sweetened carob candy. You simply push the hook into the bait and pull it out. Some anglers prefer to add additional scents and colors to their liver baits. Catfished for a couple of days this week with chicken livers on Old Hickory Lake. For blue cat shad, live or dead, is definitely better. Usually in the 1-3 pound range. Jun 16, 2014 - Chicken livers are a popular bait for catfish but should you really be using chicken livers for catfish bait? 1 with Bowker’s,and that had plenty of cat action. If I really want to get the smell flowing, I’ll cut slits in the sides on the liver stuffed entrails. Garlic will give homemade fish bait that special odor known to attract catfish and carp to the hook. French Fries. I know some catfish guides (and some tournament anglers) that use chicken liver for channel catfish (and even on occasion blue catfish) but these are usually third or fourth string baits for them if the fish are not hitting anything else (or for some reason they don’t have or cannot catch Threadfin Shad or Gizzard Shad for fresh bait). or, you can always use liver flavored dough bait. You can store it for weeks in the fridge for future trips. TEXANA: GOOD. Crawdads , Shrimp whole that is being thrown out the grocery can’t sell is sometimes Awesome. He used regular livers and only had one fish to show for it. 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. The twist tie wire is very flexible and light weight so a small pair of toenail clippers is all you need to trim if necessary. 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. Arguably, no bait is more closely associated with catfishing than a chicken liver. It’s close, but still not the same as the real thing. they cannot catch shad or don’t have prepared baits available) or they don’t know any better. Outdoorsman. Hooks that small will get them. Pro-Cure Catfish Magic Chicken Liver Cure Not only does Catfish Magic toughen baits, but it also infuses baits with powerful amino acids and scent attractants to bring in cats from a long way off. Finally, when I go fishing, I just put the hook through the liver/mesh and leave the point down to the barb exposed. I’ve used chicken liver for catfish. 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 . Water stained; 57 degrees; 0.30 low. That night we caught 3 in about about an hour. This is more of a “last ditch effort” than anything. Biggest fish so far is a 62 lb on rod and reel. Sep 30, 2015 - Here are the six best ways to keep chicken liver on your hook. Catfish are scavengers and can't resist a juicy chunk of liver on the end of a hook. Use garlic in fresh or powdered form to turn a ball of bait dough or some chicken livers into what is commonly called stink bait. . The first hour we each caught a few channels on earthworm. They work best with a treble hook. 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. I’m of the opinion that chicken liver is one of the most overrated, overhyped baits ever. It was a very nice channel cat of 22″. Harker Heights Tx. Bread works right out of the bag. Weed-less hooks help keep livers on, at least that is what I use for fishing a trashy river like the Brazos. #12772387 05/28/18 11:16 PM: Joined: Apr 2016. Most grocery stores sell fresh chicken liver in a plastic container for a few bucks. Last advice patience. Just wait until they are on and reel them in. July 9, 2013 at 12:48 pm #1223032. I guess I am the guy that swears by them and catches tons of fish. CHICKEN LIVERS. They’re messy, difficult to keep on the hook, and as a general rule there are far more effective baits available to catch catfish that are much easier to use and much more cost effective. Will toughen baits to last for many casts and the cure also infuses bait with powerful amino acids and scent attractants. Using a treble hook alone works great, but after twenty minutes underwater the meat starts to crumble and break apart. The tiny holes in the elastic allow the juices from the meat to escape into the water to attract catfish and keep the bait on longer than using a bare hook. I want to toss another bail in the mix. Works much better with the mosquito netting, stronger, and long enough to cut in 3 or 4 sections each. Lots of other bait information on the site! Chicken Livers work for catfish like no other. I usually have two lines baited with livers and the other two lines baited with live shad. Chicken Liver 99% of the time and worms on occasions maybe if given to me. Berkley PBCCD-CLVR PowerBait Chicken Liver Catfish Bait Chunks in Artificial Bait. I use an egg sinker on braided line with a leader between the sinker and hook. LOL Keep up the good work, and thank you for all that you do for us. I would like to know how to keep liver on the hook, I use elastic thread, have for yrs. Each these tips for fishing with chicken liver has its pro's and con's. Tie Off Your Bait. 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. No. Incorporate your additives. do you cut the fish or just hook them. Ironic thing is, people will use chicken livers in a dip bait recipe that they want to smell like, chicken livers. Natural Baits work best for all including Channel cats. I got 8 out of the water and the guy next to me never got a nibble from fresh beef livers. Last weekend I used the bucket/gold fish/ once frozen shad/Chicken Livers. These Tennessee catfish devoured chunks of chicken. For pole lines, I like live bait, or FRESH chicken liver. Garlic dried chicken livers For Catfish bait; Print; Pages:  Go Down. Lol he used his samich too. With the Pro-Cure Bait Scents method your livers will also emit plenty of scent into the water column. Don’t get me wrong, there are people that swear by them and you’ll always hear of that one trip where Fred’s uncle Joe caught so many fish on livers that he lost count. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait. I tried this little secret of ours at the Ohio river which is 10 mins away. 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). For the next 3 hrs we each caught a channel every 5 to 20 mins. In direct sun, the meat basically melts into goop inside the container. Mar 27, 2013 - Catfish Love Chicken Liver "Cheese" Uncle Steve fishes a spot near Lake Crabtree in Morrisville, NC using his homemade chicken liver "cheese" ball as bait. Just as I threw back a small walleye I had caught I saw my line moving slow and steady straight out. Blood in the chicken liver is an irresistible attractant for eating-size channel, blue and flathead catfish. Largemouth bass are good. There was a point and time (probably twenty years ago or more) that I too was one of these people that thought catching catfish involved picking up a bucket of chicken liver or some shrimp. You simply wrap the fishing line around the bait and hook to secure it. That’s all you need to do. For rod and reel, I strongly prefer chicken liver, although there is always the problem of perch and turtles stealing your bait. Have fished my whole life, used many bates. . Do you know of that is true? I wanted to assure him where was no actual blood in the bait and he didn’t need to worry about any blood borne illness. Matt is a painter and part-time writer who loves fishing and metal detecting. My new and current solution is to purchase a single wide mosquito net cover on Amazon for roughly $10 and cut it up into various shapes, sizes, and lengths as needed. whats the best chicken breast recipes for catfish bait ? You can find it on Amazon at $12 for 20′ (25 yards stretched). I catch a ton more catfish using non romantic ol’ dew worms than livers. Anything you cam share is appreciated. Usually take shrimp too. 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. 1 with Mr Catfish dip bait-0. [/ QUOTE ] Want more catfishing tips on baits, how to catch catfish and more? Monofilament costs less than braided line, but it's more likely to break off under excessive pressure if your drag is too tight. Posts: 412. Garlic chicken is top catfish bait Phillip Gentry Catfish, Sidebars When times are lean for fresh-cut herring, you can try this garlic chicken recipe to tempt blue catfish. Here are the things you’ll need to make your own catfish bait: 1 1/2 c. Livers (Chicken, Deer, Cow, whatever you have) Scents – In addition to adding coloring, adding additional scent is a fairly common practice. I’ve used gizzards alongside chicken livers quite a few times, and I rarely get any bites. When people find out I’m a catfish guide or call me about booking guided fishing trips often one of the first questions they as is whether I use chicken liver for bait (after they ask if we have to fish at night to catch catfish). and in my experience catch just as many or more fish. We also have a dough bait recipe that you can use chicken livers in as well. I can honestly say that I haven’t baited a hook with chicken liver in at least fifteen years though, maybe even longer. To keep the bait on the hook, (I NEVER use treble hooks!) It does say made with real chicken livers bit I figured of there was any real danger of us coming in contact with blood there’d be a warning on the package. 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