How to Make Cheese Catfish Dough Bait

How to Make Cheese Catfish Dough Bait
Freshly caught and fried catfish is a treat, and catfish aren't particular about the bait you use. So your cheese dough ball bait doesn't have to be perfect, and there are many recipes for it. Although the ingredients aren't fit for human consumption, catfish really take to it. Be advised that this recipe is messy and smelly.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Tray Knife 1 lb. chicken livers Package of hot dogs Can of mackerel Blender Gallon bucket Loaf of bread Can of nacho cheese 2 packages of feta cheese 1/4 bottle hot sauce 4 tbsp. garlic salt Plastic gloves Plastic bags
  • Tray
  • Knife
  • 1 lb. chicken livers
  • Package of hot dogs
  • Can of mackerel
  • Blender
  • Gallon bucket
  • Loaf of bread
  • Can of nacho cheese
  • 2 packages of feta cheese
  • 1/4 bottle hot sauce
  • 4 tbsp. garlic salt
  • Plastic gloves
  • Plastic bags
Step 1
Cut the chicken livers in half and place them on a tray, spaced out where they aren't touching each other. Place the chicken livers in direct sun and allow them to sit outside for approximately six hours.
Step 2
Move your supplies to an area where you won't mind the smell or the mess, such as the garage or outside.
Step 3
Cut the hot dogs into bite-size pieces and place them inside a blender. Pour in the aged chicken livers and the can of mackerel. Blend all the ingredients for approximately one minute.
Step 4
Pour the mixture into a gallon bucket. Tear the loaf of bread into small pieces and add it to the bait mixture.
Step 5
Add both of your cheeses, hot sauce and garlic salt to the bucket. Use garlic salt and not straight garlic powder. The salt is necessary to help toughen up the bait balls.
Step 6
Put on plastic gloves and continue mixing the ingredients until the mixture becomes thick in consistency. If the bait is still too thin to form into balls, add more pieces of bread or flour until it's thick enough to shape into 1-inch balls.
Step 7
Allow the bucket of bait to sit outside in the sun for another hour.
Step 8
Form the bait into balls and store them in plastic baggies inside of the freezer until you go fishing.

Tips & Warnings

 
Bait balls do best when fished with treble hooks or looper rigs. You can substitute any type of cheese in this recipe. The worse it smells, the more it will attract catfish.
 
Bait balls do best when fished with treble hooks or looper rigs.
 
You can substitute any type of cheese in this recipe. The worse it smells, the more it will attract catfish.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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