BEST WAY TO KEEP CHICKEN LIVERS ON HOOK - CATFISHING
7 Jul Although chicken livers make a great bait for channel cats and is very easy to obtain at most grocery stores. It has still always been sort of a challenge to fish with chicken liver as they are hard to keep on the hook as they are being casted to the cats. “Lobbing it” as I call it was my best attempt to get the liver. Catfish around here LOVE chicken livers!! My only problem is keeping them on the hook long enough to catch the fish. Livers are soft so they come off the hook pretty easy. I am using treble hooks(sorry,can't remember the size). What are some things I can do to keep the bait on long enough to catch the fish. Chicken Livers For Catfish Bait. hookupex.date 2,× 6, pixels · Ice Fishing LuresFishing KnotsFishing BaitCat FishingSurf Fishing Fishing And HuntingFishing StuffFishing TackleHomemade Fishing Lures.
Discussion in ' Catfishing Baits ' started by cjbenJul 14, Log in or Sign up. Jul 14, 1. Catfish around here LOVE chicken livers!! My only problem is keeping them on the hook long enough to catch the fish. Livers are soft so they come off the hook pretty easy.
I am using treble hooks sorry,can't remember the size. What are some things I can do to keep the bait on long enough to catch the fish? Jul 14, 2. My life loves to use them also. Like a buck each.
Take take that cut you out a square that will wrap your hook all the way up to the shank. Lay down the square of panty hose put your treble with liver on it bring up the four courners tightly.
For me it helps if the hook does not come out of the netting. Wrap your corners and any loose fabric up and I usually tie a piece of 4 lb mono in a knot around the top. It will stay on till the juices are going. We usually tie up of these then through them back in the bucket of blood.
Youse one till its used out. Clip it and tie on a new one. Put the old one back and let it soak for the next go round. You can also take your livers, put them out on a pan in the sun let them dry for about an hour or two then flip them. This toughens them up. These can be used right on the hook.
Catfishing-How to Hold Chicken Livers for Catfishing
Catfish Connection they make a hook apparently designed for this It is a double hook bottom with a safety pin type clip thatclips up towards the eye. Open it up put your liver in and close it. I have not tried these but am making my wife a fishing gift basket and they are going in there. And I just saw where someone on here posted do a How To Bait A Hook With Chicken Liver that they use the vacuum sealed beef liver. Looks like they're slabs in there.
A bit tougher material. Then ties it on the line. Hope some of this helps. It sure has me. We went out one night and only swapped out net wrapped livers once. They are quite durable. Take the fish off and cast away. Jul 14, 3. In the ladies shoe department, they usually have a dispenser box of free throw away stockings that women use to try on shoes I always have the wife grab me 3 or 4 of these. How To Bait A Hook With Chicken Liver I do is drop the livers in the stocking, shake it to the bottom, tie an overhand knot on the stockings just above the livers and cut the stocking above the knot.
You have a nice ball of liver. Then tie a knot where you cut it, put in more liver, tie another knot, cut again and just keep repeating untill you have used up the stocking. Drop the balls back in the tub of blood. Jul 14, 4. We used to use chicken liver years agowe started with the pantyhose and tried bait hooks and trebele hooks. We finally mastered just putting them on a J hook.
The trick is to keep them cold. Once they get soft and mushy its a joke trying to use them. We always used a small cooler and kept our tubs of livers in the ice. Jul 14, 5. First and most importantly, use good fresh chicken livers. Once they are frozen once or twice, they start to get soft. When they are good, you can hook them 2 or 3 times with a j-hook and they will stay on for a cast or 2.
You can also do this: Take article source treble hook I use size 4 and push the hook up through the liver catching all 3 barbs, and put the hook on the swivel.
Your name or email address: I cut in squares, put the source on top fold the four corners together to make a nice sack, twist it and wrap thread around it to hold it together. There's no better method. It is a soft mesh type material that isn't woven as tightly as pantie hose and you can actually remove it from the hook without much difficulty, especially after it has been out in the water a while. Here is a youtube video demosntrating how to tie them up.
Using a swivel makes hook removal easy. This works quite well. When you have soft liver even good fresh liver gets soft after a while of sticking your fingers into the tub and the times it's out of the coolerthere is little you can do except tie it up in something. I HATE using pantie hose, because it is impossible to remove it from the hook without cutting it. There is a material that is superior to pantie hose that can be purchased online or at some bait and tackle shops. It is a soft mesh type material that isn't woven as tightly as pantie hose and you can actually remove it from the hook without much difficulty, especially after it has been out in the water a while.
It comes in many different colors. Here is a link to some, and here is another. All you do is cut a piece, say 4"x4" and place a piece of liver sardines, eggs, etc in it, and use elastic thread to tie it up.
Click to see more is a youtube video demosntrating how to tie them up. I had a lady tell me the other day about another How To Bait A Hook With Chicken Liver for material to tie the liver up in. She called it "tulle". It is a mesh like material that can be bought in bulk at Wal-mart that is used for wedding veils, etc. I checked some out last night while at Wal-mart getting a fresh tub of liver.
It looks very promising, and even cheaper that bait mesh.
Take the fish off and cast away. Do all that and I guarantee it'll stay on. Catfish around here LOVE chicken livers!!
It might be a little tougher material, but being able to get it in bulk and multiple colors might out weigh that. I hope to try some tomorrow night when I hit the river again. RoadblockJul 14, Jul 14, 6. Its cheap and soft. I cut in squares, put the liver on top fold the four corners together to make a nice sack, twist it and wrap thread around it to hold it together.
I call them liver balls. I prep them before I go fishing and just put them back in the tub so the cheesecloth can soak up that bloody juice. They work just fine with circle hooks, and they source on, especially for long casts. Jul 15, 7. I've tried everything over the years.
Now I use mostly cut, and live baits. But I perfected the art of wrapping thread on chicken livers. There's no better method. Jul 15, 8. Jul 15, 9.
How to keep chicken liver on a hook
Use all these tips together and you won't have a problem. Don't leave the tub out in the sun while you fish. The hotter it gets the mushier it will be. A dull blade will tear it making it MUSH. Don't use too big of a sinker or it will come off on spashdown. Use a nice smooth cast, if you hit it hard and try to sling it across the lake it'll come off. Do all that and I guarantee it'll stay on. No need for trebles or pantyhose.
CATFISHING with Bait Saver Hooks
A simple J, sickle, or circle hook works great. Jul 15, Here's one that I used to use before switching to pork liver. You all know how ya used to take that ribbon on top of a Xmas present and link the sissors and zip the ribbon to makit curly, well, I'd take about a foot of small test mono and tie one end in the eye of the hook.
Them zip it several times and it will look like a slinky. Put your liver on the hook and wrap that line around the liver. To rebait, just unwrap the line and put on another liver and re-wrap it.