Homemade Punch Baits

Here are some of the reasons that anglers give for using homemade punch bait.

*         They can be used during any season with excellent results.
*         They can be stored for long periods of time without going bad so, if you don’t have the chance to go fishing often it’ll keep until the next time you head out.
*         This bait is great for catching channel and blue catfish.
*         Homemade punch bait is easy to find and they’re affordable.
*         They don’t require any special equipment to use.
*         The baits are cleaner to use than some of the other baits because you never have to touch it with your hands. This also keeps your scent off the bait which is important when fishing because if the catfish smells you, they won’t take the bait.
*         They’re so simple to use that even the novice won’t have a problem using it.

When catfish fishing always put safety first. This can’t be stressed enough because many accidents have happened during fishing trips. Whether you’re fishing from the shore or a boat you can reduce the risk of accidents by following a few simple rules. Always be alert and pay attention to everything that goes on around you. Not paying attention to the surroundings is one of the leading causes for accidents. Always take along a cell phone so you can call for help if you run into trouble. You should also take along a flash light, fresh batteries and a first aid kit.

When you’re wading into water take it slow and look for drop-offs so you’re not caught off-guard and end up falling into a hole. Anytime that you’re in a boat wear your life-jacket and make sure the boat is up to code. It’s also recommended that you don’t go fishing alone (especially at night) so if something does happen you’ll have someone with you that can help out. Plus, it’s more fun when you have someone to share your fishing adventures with. By following these few simple safety tips you’ll be able to enjoy many more great fishing trips in the future.

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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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