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Hot Dogs as bait
October 12, 2012
3:36 pm
sadie1234

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I don't know if it is good as bait, but I took hot dogs and cut them to hook size for fishing.  My grandson told me some guy used them for cat fish, but after cutting he would put them into a plastic bag with onion powder.  The onion powder would dry the dog out to stay on the hook better.  Any comments about this and anyother ideas.  One time someone told me to use shrimp paste ( which I haven't been able to find) another time I was wondering how anchovies would do??  

October 12, 2012
4:11 pm
elkmuzzleloader
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I have used hotdogs in the past for catfish.  Worked pretty good just cutting them up and putting them on a treble hook.

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October 12, 2012
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bluewater
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sadie1234 said
I don't know if it is good as bait, but I took hot dogs and cut them to hook size for fishing.  My grandson told me some guy used them for cat fish, but after cutting he would put them into a plastic bag with onion powder.  The onion powder would dry the dog out to stay on the hook better.  Any comments about this and anyother ideas.  One time someone told me to use shrimp paste ( which I haven't been able to find) another time I was wondering how anchovies would do??  

Catfish will bight sometimes bight hot dogs, but my favorite catfish bait is live shiners (minnows). If you are serious about baits for catfish, there is quite a bit of information to be found in the fishing forum on the "how do you fish for catfish thread."

October 12, 2012
11:43 pm
scarlino
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I once used a chicken drum stick to catch crawdads.  Worked pretty good and I caught some big ones.

December 12, 2012
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I hear if you know their number you can just give'em a ring. I don't know that number. I typically use grass hoppers or night crawlers. While I help my son with his casting and baiting etc. he'll be seven this winter.

April 18, 2013
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cowolf
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I watched a guy use hotdogs but he sprayed them with WD-40 and was reeling them in one after another until the fish & game took his equipment, gave him a ticket, and threatened to haul him in if he didn't shut up. It's illegal to use WD-40 so be careful.

April 19, 2013
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Catfish will eat just about anything.  I've caught catfish on stale McDonald's fries I found between the seats in my car.

April 19, 2013
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nelson28 said
Catfish will eat just about anything.  I've caught catfish on stale McDonald's fries I found between the seats in my car.

That's funny right there! Laugh

April 22, 2013
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iI eat hotdogs while I fish for catfish.

April 24, 2013
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Growing up we used hot dogs for catfish bait, but grass hoppers were the best. The farm raised catfish or hatchery raised do not seem to like hot dogs. 

April 24, 2013
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seems like it works, I've caught trout on white marshmellows.

April 29, 2013
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alhntr
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Using hot dogs for bait now that is funny. But is is meat and they do smell. Might just have to give that a try.

June 18, 2013
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Ive used hotdogs many times with no luck. Ive seen many other anglers catch lots of catfish on hotdogs however. I prefer to use my homemade dough bait and it does just fine.

June 18, 2013
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sadie1234 said
I don't know if it is good as bait, but I took hot dogs and cut them to hook size for fishing.  My grandson told me some guy used them for cat fish, but after cutting he would put them into a plastic bag with onion powder.  The onion powder would dry the dog out to stay on the hook better.  Any comments about this and anyother ideas.  One time someone told me to use shrimp paste ( which I haven't been able to find) another time I was wondering how anchovies would do??  

The thread, how do you fish for catfish, has a lot of information about baits and how to fish for catfish. Sorry, I forgot that I had already made a post about "how do you fish for catfish."

June 19, 2013
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I have used chicken livers (you have to use cut up pantyhose to keep them on the hook) for catfish.  They seem to like anything smelly.

June 19, 2013
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I don't think catfish are particularly picky, the largest one I've ever caught was on a plain worm.

June 20, 2013
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Rotting Anchovies have been my greatest success

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June 20, 2013
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southernidahohunter said
I don't think catfish are particularly picky, the largest one I've ever caught was on a plain worm.

Worms are one of the most productive baits you can use for catfish. the fish you catch are usually smaller than the ones you catch using larger baits, but, like you said you can sometimes catch a big one when using worms. Since it is a natural food source for fish you can catch variety of fish on the same fishing trip.

July 5, 2013
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bluewater said

southernidahohunter said
I don't think catfish are particularly picky, the largest one I've ever caught was on a plain worm.

Worms are one of the most productive baits you can use for catfish. the fish you catch are usually smaller than the ones you catch using larger baits, but, like you said you can sometimes catch a big one when using worms. Since it is a natural food source for fish you can catch variety of fish on the same fishing trip.

Gotta love those worms

September 12, 2013
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feelinducky
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I've tried worms, stink bait, chicken livers, all seem to work well if they fish are biting.

September 18, 2013
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We caught channel cats at Glendo in WY on cooked Jimmy Dean sausage left over from breakfast. More bit the sausage than bit the cut shad we had out too. Funny stuff! CL

September 27, 2013
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You have to add bright lights and loud music. Cat fish are party animals. Not joking about the lights. I use them on my boat while anchored and eating sammages waiting for Mr. Cat to take the bait.

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October 16, 2013
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Never used hot dogs. I've used chicken livers and marshmallows in the past.

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