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Fish with chicken liver???

by , Posted to on 06/30/2010 9:40 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/28/2010
Location: nd
 Hello...again... I am wondering how do you use chicken liver for bait.? I tried this tonight and it wasn't working very well ... I tried just putting it on the hook and got a few bites to bring it up and find my hook was cleaned off.. haha ...tried putting it inside a finger of a latex glove and poking holes in it to so it was still coming out ...I dont know can ya help me?
Re: Fish with chicken liver???
by on 06/30/2010 9:58 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/26/2009
Location: ND

My wife was throwing away some torn knee high stockings and I had the idea, (no, not that idea)  I took one and put in a small wad of chicken liver.  with a few stiches, had it all closed up.  I then cut it off, and wrapped it in plastic wrap.  I made a lot.  When wrapped in plastic wrap, you can freeze them and take out one at a time.  They do not freeze together.  The catfish can mouth the bait, but it will not come off the hook 

Re: Fish with chicken liver???
by on 06/30/2010 10:12 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/06/2002
Location: ND
Old nylons work as stated or you can use cheese cloth and wrap the liver inside it into a ball and freeze. I then thread the eye of the hook through the frozen liver either using a circle or treble hook! Seldom have them come off and I keep them in a cooler with ice packs until I use them.
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Re: Fish with chicken liver???
by on 07/01/2010 09:31 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/18/2010
Location: nd
Don't use liver around here. All you are doing is wasting your money and time. the bites you were getting were probably from Tommy Cats. They are little cats bout 4-6 inches long and no bigger. You wanna catch some cats?? Catch Goldeye, or Frogs, or cut Sucker. Those are the go to baits in the river systems around the Red. They are the natural forage for the fish here and that is what you will want to use. PM if you have anymore questions.


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Re: Fish with chicken liver???
by on 07/01/2010 3:51 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/28/2010
Location: nd
 I used cut goldeye and  all I caught was drums... when I used the goldeye it was also hard to keep on the hook.. so any suggestion with the goldeye? I found the next day after cutting it was really squishy...hard to keep on the hook ..
Re: Fish with chicken liver???
by on 07/01/2010 4:18 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/31/2003
Location: ND
1.) Chicken liver will work, not a high percentage page IMO though.

2.) Those bites were probably 10-14 inch cats. BUT, I've caught StoneCats/Mad Toms/whatever you want to call them on pretty much everything, but usually they like the crawlers the best.

3.) Your baits of choice should always be sucker and goldeye, it's just common knowledge. not just because they are native species, but because there is an over-abundance of goldeye, so the big channels get to eat them alot.

4.) Go catch some goldeye, or any species of sucker (not carp, although cats can be caught with cut carp, and I always have some on hand) and put them in either freezer bags or grocery bags, and throw them in the freezer. Or, go buy some $1 a piece sucker minnows. And do the same.

5.) On your next outing, if you have it timed out to where you can have the goldeye defrosted a couple hours before you hit the river, that's where the meat will be the strongest. Just a wee bit frozen is my favorite.

Yes, cats bite on stinky stuff, blah blah blah stinkbait, slightly soured sucker, blabbity blah blah. I like the cut bait just barely un-froze, and it stays on the hook just fine.

6.) Don't ever put latex in the river again.
7.) I'm tired and crabby,......and sweating......
8.) Frogs, suckers, goldeye, mooneye, cut drum, cut carp, creek chubs, anything is going to be better than shrimp or chicken liver.

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Re: Fish with chicken liver???
by on 07/01/2010 4:28 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/31/2003
Location: ND
Crap, I rushed that post because I had a customer sitting at my desk.

I forgot to say, use a bigger piece of goldeye than you usually do. Also, you need to make sure the hook is proportionate to the piece of bait. I like to run 8/0 for goldeye, and I will usually cut the head off right behind the pectoral fins, to give you an idea of how to hook. On the head, I hook it through the eyes. Make sure AS MUCH of the hook is exposed as possible.

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(p.s. yes, the heat is getting to me, and I'm day dreaming about catching eyes and monster sauger on Sak)


Re: Fish with chicken liver???
by on 07/01/2010 11:32 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/28/2009
Location: ND
Agreed with Jig Em...use a bigger piece of bait if you are catching drum on Goldeye.  As far as chicken livers...not so much the ideal choice but they will work if there are enough big cats around fighting for food...basically, not very good. 

If you were to use Goldeyes or Mooneyes, I like to split them width wise into 1" pieces by however deep they are...make sure you pull out the rib bones with a plyers though, very important for a larger catfish...it only makes it easier.  Suckers I run a little thicker because they tend to lose their blood slower than the Goldeye.  Also it helps to scale them as well.  If you were to run a large chunk of sucker I have found that two small cuts on each side of the hook will bleed it pertainent to the current.  As far as frogs...they always seem to work.

To be honest, the best way on the river to catch a sumo without a boat is to fish after 7PM or at 4AM till 7:30AM...there will be many many bugs.  There are quite a few spots around the Fargo/Moorhead area that I can point you in for some 20+ lbers if you would like, just send me a PM.  Good luck!

Re: Fish with chicken liver???
by on 10/03/2012 08:44 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/03/2012
Location: NJ
The absolute BEST method for using chicken livers is baitbagz! See http://www.baitbagz.com
Re: Fish with chicken liver???
by on 10/03/2012 10:48 AM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/01/2012
Location: ND
 
Jig-em-up-Josh Said:

(p.s. yes, the heat is getting to me, and I'm day dreaming about catching eyes and monster sauger on Sak)

Rub it in why don't ya!!!!    Ps - sorry I couldn't make the detour I had talked about at the end of my excursion the other day... soon though, and I'll send you pictures!!

Re: Fish with chicken liver???
by on 10/03/2012 11:01 AM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/01/2012
Location: MO
Far from a castfish expert, but I've always used gizzards instead of livers.  They stay on much better.  But they seem to work better in spring than fall.

Re: Fish with chicken liver???
by on 10/03/2012 11:28 AM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/30/2009
Location: ND
I find that if you let the gizzards sit in the sun for 2 or 3 days then use it.  Get some cheesecloth and make little bags of bait.  I always catch big cats with rotten gizzards. 
Re: Fish with chicken liver???
by on 10/03/2012 4:55 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/30/2009
Location: ND
where were you stationed?  i was at miramar.....mwss-373 and also worked the hot pits
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