How to Make Catfish Dough Bait

How to Make Catfish Dough Bait
Catfish have been known to eat nearly anything from moldy cheese to marshmallows. They seem to particularly savor strongly flavored pungent foods. The strong tastes of dough baits and stink baits provide a great way to attract catfish.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Animal products
  • Blender
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Bread products
  • Sealed container
Step 1
Get cheese, fish guts, hot dogs, chicken blood or parts and any other strongly flavored animal products you have around. The juice from sardines or canned tuna will also help to flavor the catfish dough bait.
Step 2
Pulverize the animal products. If all your ingredients are soft or liquid ones, such as blood, fish water and cheese, you can pulverize them in a bowl. Otherwise, put them in a blender. Add fresh garlic or garlic powder to flavor the mixture.
Step 3
Mix in some sort of flour or grain product until the bait turns into a paste. Fishermen make fish bait out of anything from bran cereal to breadcrumbs to wheat flour. If you have slightly stale bread lying around, this is a good time to use it. Depending on what is in your bait, you may have to add some water to the bait.
Step 4
Put your bait in a sealed container in your fridge until you are ready to use it. This will stop it from stinking up your house.

Tips & Warnings

To use your dough bait, break off a piece of it and hook it on a looper rig. This will hold the bait together in the water.
Some catfishermen make stink bait by allowing their dough baits to sit around for several days, rotting. Whether or not you decide to do this is a matter of personal preference.
Experiment with different recipes to see what works best for you.

Article Written By Isaiah David

Isaiah David is a freelance writer and musician living in Portland, Ore. He has over five years experience as a professional writer and has been published on various online outlets. He holds a degree in creative writing from the University of Michigan.

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