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Old 06-16-2019, 12:13 PM   #1
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Made a new batch of my catfish cocaine and went up to my brother's house at Lake Kiowa to test it out. For sure them kitty cats get hooked on it.
They bit like crazy this am after the storms rolled thru. Got 2 one gallon bags of fillets from this mess. All these rains and muddy water have them spawning up in the weeds in 2 FOW most places around here. Caught and released a lot of little male fish.
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:15 PM   #2
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Nice!!!!
Care to share your cocaine recipe?
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:17 PM   #3
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Well done!!!

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Old 06-16-2019, 12:19 PM   #4
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Thatís some fine eating right there!
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:27 PM   #5
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Nice!!!!
Care to share your cocaine recipe?
Lots of Garlic, bacon grease, cheese, with enough flour and cornmeal to hold it all together. It's actually edible in an emergency. The grease makes a slick in the water as it melts away that carries the scent that catfish follow. The grease also helps water proof it so it doesn't melt away too fast. Catfish like garlic. Other fish and turtles don't bother it much. I use #6 and #4 treble under a slip cork in shallow water.
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:45 PM   #6
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:08 PM   #7
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Man those are just the right size. Iída been tempted to skin a few and have some whole fried catfish. One of my fondest memories with my grandpa back in the day was catching 1-2lb catfish and skinning them and having a big fish fry. Congrats!


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Old 06-16-2019, 01:15 PM   #8
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Lots of Garlic, bacon grease, cheese, with enough flour and cornmeal to hold it all together. It's actually edible in an emergency. The grease makes a slick in the water as it melts away that carries the scent that catfish follow. The grease also helps water proof it so it doesn't melt away too fast. Catfish like garlic. Other fish and turtles don't bother it much. I use #6 and #4 treble under a slip cork in shallow water.


Thanks!!!
Going to try it soon. Been looking for something the turtles donít bother
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:15 PM   #9
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Lots of Garlic, bacon grease, cheese, with enough flour and cornmeal to hold it all together. It's actually edible in an emergency. The grease makes a slick in the water as it melts away that carries the scent that catfish follow. The grease also helps water proof it so it doesn't melt away too fast. Catfish like garlic. Other fish and turtles don't bother it much. I use #6 and #4 treble under a slip cork in shallow water.
Thanks for sharing. Did you bait any holes or just the dough bait?

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Old 06-16-2019, 01:25 PM   #10
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I like to bait the day before with 20% cattle cubes and soured milo or wheat.
It's better if you can bait a hole or two for 3 to 4 days prior. Catfish are like just little democrats. Put out enough free stuff and they will swarm it and camp out there. 20% protein is better because it sink all the way to bottom and then melts. It brings in a lot of bait fish that in turn attract big fish.
This trip I didn't have the time to bait beforehand so I just threw out some soured grain and started fishing. Took all of a minute to get the first bite.
Cattle cubes in a mesh laundry bag will last a day or two and keep them in the area. Don't let anybody see you put the bag out or they will be sitting there the next time you go to your hole.
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:33 PM   #11
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Now is the prime time for channel cats. They are stacked along rip rap 2 to 5 ft deep, and any place shallow where there is grass or thick structure they can spawn in. Creeks feeding lakes are the best if the water level is high and backed out into the weeds or brush.
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:36 PM   #12
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Just add hot grease
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:58 PM   #13
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I didn't realize channel cat's spawn this late in the year. Learn something new.

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Old 06-16-2019, 03:57 PM   #14
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Congrats! Nice mess of fish!
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Old 06-16-2019, 07:29 PM   #15
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Ever tried the Zote soap? Higher fatty acid content than regular soap. Blues go crazy over it. Freeze it & cut into cubes & bait those hooks. It won’t soften & fall off as fast if chilled
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Old 06-16-2019, 07:41 PM   #16
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Nice catch
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:44 AM   #17
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I've caught them with eggs as late as mid July. Late may thru June is usually prime time around here and up to Red River. A couple of the bigger ones I caught yesterday had mature eggs. Most were either male or spawned out females. Spawn depends a lot on water temps and rainfall amounts. Heavy rains that raise lake levels and muddy the water and changing weather fronts will sometimes delay the spawn. If the fish don't ever spawn they will just absorb the eggs and start over next year.
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:48 AM   #18
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Ever tried the Zote soap? Higher fatty acid content than regular soap. Blues go crazy over it. Freeze it & cut into cubes & bait those hooks. It wonít soften & fall off as fast if chilled
I've tried it but never any luck. Cut bait from buffalo, big gizzard shad, perch and garlic soaked chicken meat are what I use for big blues. Blues will also tear up my cocaine bait. They spawn the same time as channels and in Ray Roberts I catch about 50-50 blues and channels on my bait.
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:56 AM   #19
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I've tried it but never any luck. Cut bait from buffalo, big gizzard shad, perch and garlic soaked chicken meat are what I use for big blues. Blues will also tear up my cocaine bait. They spawn the same time as channels and in Ray Roberts I catch about 50-50 blues and channels on my bait.
That is interesting. Sounds like you have the secret ingredients.
My dad has great results with the soap at Richland Chambers. Can fill up a trot line. The blues are very active feeders during the cooler water temps
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:57 AM   #20
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Here's what I used to put these in bags for my nephew's coming fish fry.
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:01 AM   #21
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And throw the leftover bait in the grease! Garlic hushpuppies
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Old 06-23-2019, 12:41 PM   #22
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I like to bait the day before with 20% cattle cubes and soured milo or wheat.

It's better if you can bait a hole or two for 3 to 4 days prior. Catfish are like just little democrats. Put out enough free stuff and they will swarm it and camp out there. 20% protein is better because it sink all the way to bottom and then melts. It brings in a lot of bait fish that in turn attract big fish.

This trip I didn't have the time to bait beforehand so I just threw out some soured grain and started fishing. Took all of a minute to get the first bite.

Cattle cubes in a mesh laundry bag will last a day or two and keep them in the area. Don't let anybody see you put the bag out or they will be sitting there the next time you go to your hole.
I've had good luck with cubes in a 2 gallon bucket with holes in it and some weight to sink it. I am not sure I want to mess with sour grain although I know it works. Add water and yeast? Anything else? And do you ferment it with the lid on or off?

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Old 06-23-2019, 12:46 PM   #23
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Old 06-23-2019, 01:40 PM   #24
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Nice mess of cats, should be some great eating.
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:23 PM   #25
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Lots of Garlic, bacon grease, cheese, with enough flour and cornmeal to hold it all together. It's actually edible in an emergency. The grease makes a slick in the water as it melts away that carries the scent that catfish follow. The grease also helps water proof it so it doesn't melt away too fast. Catfish like garlic. Other fish and turtles don't bother it much. I use #6 and #4 treble under a slip cork in shallow water.
Thoughts on substituting Crisco for the bacon grease? i sure don't need another reason to buy more bacon . also, do you store the bait in the fridge or room temp?
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:24 PM   #26
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Good mess of cats! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I might have to try it out in Toledo Bend in a couple of weeks


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Old 06-24-2019, 02:03 PM   #27
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I got a tub I made up last year from your recipe. Have been keeping it in the fridge. Was going to try it out last week, but on my test run with the boat I was having engine problems.....

Hopefully I can get the boat fixed and can go catch some cats
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