DIY Liver Catfish Bait

DIY Liver Catfish BaitThe nice thing about catfish is that they'll eat a lot of types of bait. But to get the best results, try to use a bait that will get the most attention from fish. Among catfish, chicken liver is a highly popular form of bait, and luckily for anglers it's often inexpensive. One of the problems with chicken liver is its texture, which is so slimy and slippery it can be difficult to handle and sometimes slips off the hook in the water. But you can give the liver a simple treatment to make it easier to handle--and more enticing to the catfish.


Difficulty: Moderate

What to do:

How to:
  • Garlic salt
Step 1
Thaw out the chicken liver, if it is still frozen.
Step 2
Cover the chicken liver liberally in garlic salt. If you're starting out your day's fishing, you'll want to do this to a lot of different pieces, given the time it takes to prepare the chicken liver.
Step 3
Set the liver out in the sun for three to four hours. The heat and salt will cure the liver, making it tougher, easier to handle and much less likely to slip off the hook.
Step 4
Stick the hook all the way through the middle of the piece of chicken liver and cast your line.

Article Written By Jonathan Croswell

Jonathan Croswell has spent more than five years writing and editing for a number of newspapers and online publications, including the "Omaha World-Herald" and "New York Newsday." Croswell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing a Master's of Health and Exercise Science at Portland State University.

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