How to Make Homemade Catfish Doughball Bait

How to Make Homemade Catfish Doughball BaitCatfish are an abundant game fish that put up a fight when hooked. There are several different species of catfish that grow to varying size, from a couple of feet to fish weighing well more 50 lbs. Catfish are the favorite species of many anglers. Part of the enthusiasm for the sport involves developing secret recipes for the dough balls that are commonly used as bait.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

How to:

Things You’ll Need:
  • 1 container of chicken livers
  • 1 container of cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp. of garlic salt
  • 3 to 4 pieces of white bread with the crust removed
Step 1
Thoroughly drain the chicken livers. Place the livers on several layers of paper towels, place them in a bowl and refrigerate them. Change the paper towels frequently to allow the maximum amount of liquid to drain.
Step 2
Cut the livers into chunks about the size of a quarter. Place the cut livers back into the bowl.
Step 3
Add the cream cheese and garlic salt to the livers in the mixing bowl. Use a spoon to thoroughly incorporate the ingredients.
Step 4
Tear the bread into small pieces and add to the mixture. Stir the mix as the bread is added. The bread will soak up any excess moisture and begin to turn the mixture to the consistency of dough.
Step 5
Cover the mixture tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place in the refrigerator for three to four hours.
Step 6
Remove the chilled mixture, pinch off quarter-size pieces of dough and roll into balls. Place the balls in storage bags and refrigerate until needed.

Tips & Warnings

Make sure the mixture is securely covered at all times while in the refrigerator to avoid transferring the aroma from the bait to food.

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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