Catfish Chum Recipe

Catfish Chum Recipe
All good cat fishermen know catfish are driven into a feeding frenzy with "stink bait." Attracted by a whiff of the most rotten bait, catfish go crazy fighting over the "delicious" morsels beneath their fins. Chumming the water is an age-old way to attract catfish that is fail-safe.
 

Recipe

Fill a 5-gallon bucket half-full of milo. Fill the bucket with water to within 6 inches of the rim. Add a cup of sugar and a can of beer, stir well and replace the lid firmly. Ensure you keep the bucket in the garden shed or somewhere away from the house because as the milo begins to ferment, it will exude a rank smell.

 
 

Time Frame

Wait six weeks before attempting to use the freshly made catfish chum. The only exception to this rule is in hot weather, which helps speed the fermenting process, so you can use the chum sooner.

Warning

Wear a bandana over your nose when opening the chum bucket. Catfish love this smell and will go into a feeding frenzy to sample the taste.

Placement

Ensure you pick a similar habitat with which to broadcast your chum. Rock overhangs and dead trees in the water make ideal locations to make your catfish fishing hole. Make certain the water is shallow with little current.

Effects

Broadcast your bucket of chum in a sweeping half-moon motion to ensure many catfish will be able to eat there. Wait 20 minutes, bait your hook and fish.

 

Article Written By Victoria Ries

Victoria Ries is a freelance writer whose work has been published in various print magazines, including "Guideposts," "BackHome," New Homesteading" and "Mother Earth News." Ries enjoys working on diverse topics such as travel, animal rescue, health and home business. Ries is currently working on her B.A. in psychology.

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