Catfish Chum Recipes

Buckets of soured soy beans dropped into the fishing waters works well as a chum.  Many anglers swear by it.  It is true that while it might take several days to ripen the other grains you can use to chum, it only takes soy beans a few days to sour and be ready to use, so if you are in a hurry, opt for soy bean based grain chum.  It will be ready in as little as two days if you set it in the sun to sour, and add water as it is absorbed.

Another type of chum for catfish is rancid blood bait, such as livers in blood or guts in blood.  Just put it in five gallon buckets with secure lids.  Be sure to attach it securely, and use something like duct tape or rope to make sure the lid can not come off. Then, poke some holes in it so the blood can get out a little at a time.  The blood will seep out, and the catfish will come in a feeding frenzy that will leave them biting most anything you throw out there.

All in all, it is a good way to catch a lot of catfish when chumming is allowed in your area.  Many jugline and trotline catfish fishermen use chumming on a regular basis when they need to catch a lot of fish in a short amount of time with good results.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow catfish fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on catfish fishing since 2004.

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