Old Time Recipe for Catfish Bait

Old Time Recipe for Catfish Bait
Fishing for catfish is a sport enjoyed by many people around the world. The bottom-feeding fish are abundant in many waters ranging from streams to large lakes. Catching catfish is exciting due to the fight they present upon being hooked as well as their often large size. Catfish bait is also commonly referred to as stink bait due to its pungent aroma. The bait is intended to imitate the decaying food that catfish consume from the bottom of streams and lakes.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • 1 lb chicken livers 4 cups corn flakes 1/2 cup garlic powder 1/3 cup cheddar cheese 2/3 cup molasses food processor knife
  • 1 lb chicken livers
  • 4 cups corn flakes
  • 1/2 cup garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup molasses
  • food processor
  • knife
Step 1
Place the partially frozen chicken livers in a food processor and add the four cups of corn flakes. Make sure the livers are still somewhat frozen, as this will help with blending and also provide additional moisture.
Step 2
Turn the food processor on to a slow speed and thoroughly mix the livers and corn flakes. Use the pulse feature to help with blending any large or more frozen pieces of liver.
Step 3
Add 1/2 cup of the garlic powder to the processor and mix thoroughly. Two fresh garlic heads can be substituted, which will increase the potency of the mixture.
Step 4
Cut the cheddar cheese into 1 to 2 inch cubes and add to the processor. Cutting the cheese into cubes will aid in thorough mixing.
Step 5
Add the 2/3 cup of molasses to the processor and mix until all ingredients are blended. Divide the bait mixture evenly and place in freezer bags. Freeze immediately, as the bait will go bad very quickly.

Tips & Warnings

To use the bait, remove a bag of mixture from the freezer and allow to slowly thaw. Allow the bait to remain in a warm environment long enough to begin to spoil. Placing it in the hot sun is an excellent method of accelerating the process.

Article Written By Tara Dooley

Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.

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