Old School Catfish Dip Bait Recipes

Shad To The Bone
Here is a use for left over shad. Place about 1 pound of old shad in a blender with 1/2 Cup of cornmeal, 1 tablespoon each of garlic powder and sugar. Blend well and place this mixture in a jar and shake twice daily for a week and its ready. Use with dip worms or sponges.

Catfish Weenies
Slice a package of cheap hot dogs into 1/2″ pieces. Place in a glass jar and cover with fish oil. Add 4 Tbsp of crushed garlic. Place the lid on tight and store in the refrigerator for a few days. You can add salt, if desired.  Use on a single wire hook.

Bumblebee Bait
Dump a can of Bumblebee tuna, juice and all, into a mixing bowl. Add 4 tbsp of garlic salt. Add all purpose flour and knead until a semi-sticky dough is formed. Roll into a ball and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. To use, simply pinch off small pieces and place on a treble hook.

There is no limit to what you can use to catch catfish with, even soap. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Other ingredients you can try are canned cat food, canned dog food, canned salmon, shrimp, mackerel, sardines and anchovies.

Happy Fishing.

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