We are fishing in a stocked catfish pond in N.C. The pond in fished 5 days a week and they sell live goldfish, saltines, and hornyhead bait there. Thi

Hi. We’re fishing in a stocked catfish pond in N.C. The pond in fished 5 days a week, and they sell live goldfish, saltines, and hornyhead bait there. This is what 98% of the people there use. I have tried liver, but it didn’t work very well. I would like to know if there is any better bait I could try? I am thinking since it is fished so often, and with the same live bait all the time that maybe something new might attract them. Would cut bait be a good choice?? If you were fishing this pond, how would you fish it, and what would you use? Thanks

I posted this recipe once before, but you might like to try this instead of just plain liver, it is called catfish dip bait. It takes ten days to make the bait, but I heard it was the best and attracts the catfish from everywhere. Turn chicken livers into catfish bait by using a jar of garlic salt. Take a package of chicken livers and place the first layer in a pan, add garlic salt. Then add the second layer and garlic salt. Do this until the chicken livers are all layer and salted in the pan. You will nee to cover the pan with a lid. The lid cannot touch the chicken livers. Place the pan outside for three hours. After three hours, take the livers and drop them in a bucket. Add the remaining garlic salt while stirring the livers. You should save at least a fourth cup of garlic for later. Cover the bucket and place in the garage or the storage shed for ten days. After ten days, you are ready to go catfish fishing. Empty the rest of the garlic into the bucket and stir. Now you can head out with your tough chicken livers and catch some catfish. There are many other recipes, but this recipe seems to attract some nice sized catfish. You can also use other popular recipes, but I think this one will work the best. Keep in mind that you do need to keep this bucket covered at all times to keep that garlic smell inside. If this is not what you want to do, use a minnow on a jig. Make sure the minnow is large enough to attract attention.


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

2 Responses to “We are fishing in a stocked catfish pond in N.C. The pond in fished 5 days a week and they sell live goldfish, saltines, and hornyhead bait there. Thi”

  1. Joe says:

    this is a verry good bait. i caught a six pound chanell with it. IT IS NOT A DIP BAIT

  2. mack says:

    who gives a fuck

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