Best Fishing Days 2014

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Here's a list of the best fishing days and times for 2014, when the Moon is between new and full (EDT).

Got any fishing tales? Share below and check out other readers' tips!

2014 Best Fishing Days

  • January 1–15
  • January 30 – February 14
  • March 1–16
  • March 30 – April 15
  • April 29 – May 14
  • May 28 – June 13
  • June 27 – July 12
  • July 26 – August 10
  • August 25 – September 8
  • September 24 – October 8
  • October 23 – November 6
  • November 22 – December 6
  • December 21–31

For your customized Moon times, see our Moon Phase Calendar.

The Sun, Moon, tides, and weather all influence fish activity. For example, fish tend to feed more at sunrise and sunset. During a full moon, tides are higher than average and fish tend to feed more.

However, most of us go fishing when we can get the time off, not because it is the best time!

Best Times for Fishing

  • One hour before and one hour after high tides, and one hour before and one hour after low tides. Inland, the times for high tides correspond with the times when the Moon is due south. Low tides are halfway between high tides.
     
  • During the "morning rise" (after sunup for a spell) and the "evening rise" (just before sundown and the hour or so after).
     
  • When the barometer is steady or on the rise. (But even during stormy periods, the fish aren't going to give up feeding. The smart fisherman will find just the right bait.)
     
  • When there is a hatch of flies—caddis flies or mayflies, commonly. (The fisherman will have to match his fly with the hatching flies or go fishless.)
     
  • When the breeze is from a westerly quarter rather than from the north or east.
     
  • When the water is still or rippled, rather than during a wind.

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More . . . Reader Suggestions

  • The best way to fish in South Texas with chicken liver, is to let it sit a while in the good Texas sun, sprinkle a little garlic powder and a little chili powder. This combination makes the liver pasty and it will stay on your triple or single hook with little to no problem. I do offer a warning, that pow you will feel on your line is going to be one big Texas size catfish, so get ready and have some good Texas fishing fun. –Ramiro Vela
  • A really good bait I have found is hot dogs with chicken meat. Cut them in desired pieces and set in the sun to 'dry up'. When they are 'dried', they will stay on the hook better. You can put them in a bag in the freezer to keep. Brim and catfish will bite this bait. –Jean Cannon
  • The best catfish bait are catalpa worms. You can put what you don't use in the freezer with a few catalpa tree leaves. When you are ready to fish again, take them out and they come back to life. Start reeling in the big cats. –Joey Brown
  • To find the big cats, it would help out if you knew the underwater structure of the pond, river or lake. Find DEEP holes with lots of cover as in over-hangs. Gravel pits are a great place to fish for cats. –Todd Heil
  • The best catfish bait that I have found fishing for catfish anywhere bar none is shrimp, yeah it's a little costly but let me tell ya somethin' friend, it's worth it. –Chuck Hubbard Jr.
  • I am Blackfoot American Native. We live to fish and hunt our meals. A true hint in catfishing is never to use any type of scents (Cologne, powders, perfume, etc.) Don't handle cigarettes or any type of tobacco products without washing your hands before applying baits, hooks, sinkers, new line, etc. The fish know these things. –Tommy Bays
  • The absolute best way I know to keep your liver on your hook while fishing is: Buy 1 or 2 old plastic ice trays. Go ahead and bait your hook the best you can. I use a "threading" action. Place the hook and liver into the ice tray and let it freeze throughout the night before you go fishing. When you are ready to go fishing, just twist the old ice trays and take the liver cubes and pack them in a bag and put them in a container of ice.  –Chris Payne
  • In Kentucky where I live we use bait store crickets and mill worms floated with a bobber. Put three or four crickets and a couple of mill worms on a hook and hold on! You have you try different depths until you find the fish. Once you find them you can have a lot of fun catching all sizes. I have caught them from squeakers to 62 pounds on this bait, so good luck! –Kenny Conley
  • I'm 68 years old and fish every chance I get. My daddy always told me to watch the cows. If they are up and eating, go fishing. If they are down resting, you might as well stay home. So far this has worked pretty well. –Edna James
  • The best bait I have used here in Bradenton, Fla. is fresh mullet that has never been frozen. Catch them late afternoon or at night. Catch them as long as your leg. Good Luck! –Bill Suggs
  • As the water in your minnow bucket warms the minnows will slowly die. They need a very cool temperature to survive. Never put ice cubes in with live minnows. The chlorine in the water stays and will kill your bait. Freeze water bottles then gently place them in the bucket. Usually one will be enough. –Alec Plummer
  • Try it all, love the outdoors and keep a bait in the water. You won't catch anything if you aren't out there! –Jody Wolf

Add your own suggestions or comments below!

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The 26 of July a Buddie of

By Buffalo C. on August 5

The 26 of July a Buddie of mine and I went fishing on a lake not a big one but a good size took a boat out fished all day. We used everthing we had to catch something. But we only caught 4 bass only 14 inches long and 4 small blue gill. So we was there till 3 that afternoon. So we said screw this so we went to a pond by 4 and was catching everything in the world bass, crappie, blue gill and catfish. Now someone explain that to me. Went to a good size lake full of fish for 7 hours barley caught something then went to a pond that gets feed from stuff falling from the fields from rain. Was there maybe hour and caught a shit load of fish. I can't figure it out please help.

From your comment you said

By kevin b. on August 13

From your comment you said you were fishing 7 hrs until 3pm and hit the pond after that.My guess and all the others may know better was you hit the pond at or right before sundown at feeding time or with a smaller stocked pond? either way congrats on the great fishing.

my dad showed me to just to

By kevin b. on August 13

my dad showed me to just to use a treble hook with sun dried chicken liver or stink bait kinda like peanut butter and make a ball to cover the entire hook add a barrel sinker and a swivel about 3' about that and sink it to the bottom ,give it some slack so the bait floats above the weight.But that worked in kansas but now I'm in Washington State where trout,steelhead,salmon and sturgeon are the most caught.My choice is channel cat and steelhead but need some help to find those channel cats here.Anyone?

i use chicken guts all of

By JOSEPH BOSTON on August 10

i use chicken guts all of them rite out of the chicken when you butcher your chicken save them let them sit in sun all day boy will you catch some cat fish very very stinky

how do i fish for trout in

By skw1rl on August 1

how do i fish for trout in rapid creek in south dakota? Or around rapid city, sd? Thank you everyone and Tight Lines!

I was stationed at Ellsworth

By Ignaeis on August 10

I was stationed at Ellsworth in the early 80s. We caught grasshoppers near the streams and caught plenty of trout. The area has changed (grown) considerably since than, there were numerous streams in the Black Hills that held trout. The base had a few trout and bass lakes.

I use turkey liver for cats.

By Randy Freeman

I use turkey liver for cats. put it on the hook throw a half hitch on it ready to go

The way we have always baited

By sharkysbaby

The way we have always baited a hook for Catfish is to take a pair of panty hose, stretch it around the liver and tie it in a ball with fishing string.

Something my sister noticed

By Bobbi Kay

Something my sister noticed is to fill up your gas tank the night before you go fishing. If you fill it up in the morning you'll have a hard time getting a bite!

This is true, if I gas up on

By Butch L.

This is true, if I gas up on the way to the lake i'm very carefull not to get fuel on my hands.. If I do I wash them before I touch any bait.. Rub a little fishstick or smelly jelly on my hands..

Im a frequent catfisher.Iv

By Patrick Noe

Im a frequent catfisher.Iv learned over the years that catfishing can be done in many ways.One way iv learned is takeing a Barrel swivel and about a 2-5 ounce weight...Depending on the area your in and the size of fish.Anouther way is one of the simplest rigs iv learned and I acculy made it my self I call it the Catfish Bomb I take a 3 ounce weight A sliding one works best .. then I take a J Hook... witch is just a simple hook then I take whtever bait most frequent Hot Dogs Shad or Liver..Sometimes hommade

Thanks for the great tip. Im

By Johnathan Blevins

Thanks for the great tip. Im going to try it out

This is a very helpful app.

By robert l bass

This is a very helpful app. To have

This is one of the best

By jimmy pollack

This is one of the best guideds to go by.thanks almanac

I'm from texas but now i live

By cambonethehambonefromsantone

I'm from texas but now i live in central coast california any tips on catching good sized edible fish from the pier

Go to the site "California

By jOHNCM on August 17

Go to the site "California Pier Fishing". This site list all the public piers on the California coast with information on fish,condition of pier etc.

If you are between Big Sur

By scott H

If you are between Big Sur and Pescadero Ca from now until July 10th you should use Squid for bait as they are hatching and the fish will go crazy for them. Also sunrise/ sunset and after the new moon are best times. After mid july best fishing changes to full moon at sunset. I grew up in the Monterey Bay and this was what people catching the fish did. Happy Fishing!!

OK I need some help. My

By rexf

OK I need some help. My friend and I went fishing and caught nothing. I told him about fish having a cycle that went from head to tail fin that affected their bite. It coincided with the lunar cycle. He thought I was pulling his leg. I thought it used to be in an old almanac.

I need some help finding this as true or a chart that shows it or something.

Yes, thats the page I'm on.

By JannaB

Yes, thats the page I'm on. In Almanac it's under Best Fishing Days..hope you have great luck.

Herd of shrimp being good

By Drt

Herd of shrimp being good also shrimp jigs too. Also bull heads in rivers are good to use catfish dont like bull heads saw 68lbthat cat pulled out if the river by bull head bait

Lotta guys use manjuice

By pooey

Lotta guys use manjuice awesome natrul bait! jus put in panthoes and go

I love fishing!

By Henry 1564782

I love fishing!

TOOTSIE ROLLS have worked

By Jon Busch

TOOTSIE ROLLS have worked wonders in catching catfish for me and others. Brought two poles to use, had baited one,tossed it out and before the other was baited,the first one hit. Brought it in and tossed the other out...BAM again. Had no choice but to put one rod to the side...Within an hour,I had caught my limit. I was suggested using TOOTSIE ROLLS when I was young and haven't had a reason to change yet. If you decide to use them...warm them up in your hand,roll up in a worm shape to put on single hook...or for a treble hook,connect from point to point.

I have caught catfish with

By onyx may

I have caught catfish with beer cans in their stomachs that were perfectly healthy pantyhose won't hurt them!

Any good tips for Lake

By Dean Tepley

Any good tips for Lake Berryessa here in Northern California? I have used cheese with great results. Especially for catfish. Anchovies for the rainbows!

I just moved to Bastrop,Tx it

By sindicah77

I just moved to Bastrop,Tx it is near Austin and would like to know where a good place to go fishing. I'm not good at it and only have caught one fish my entire life. I was only ten years old at the time. I'm now 36' It's nice to go out and try even if I don't catch anything. So if anyone knows a good place please let me know. Thanks

Go south to San Antonio and

By mark pienta

Go south to San Antonio and go to calaveris lake if you can get to the wall .just ask anyone out there. Bring head on shrimp and use a slip rig. And hold on the big reds will bite. Great time

Yes sir a place called lake

By erick price

Yes sir a place called lake lime stone go to the marina and get some worms throw it in the water it never fails foor good channel cat

Catfish vary in diet by

By Mike the Roughneck

Catfish vary in diet by species. Mud cats and flatheads feed on bottom and eat stinky baits. Channel cats along with Blue cats are predators and eat largely minnows (shad)perch, bass, stripped bass etc. I was watching my poles when a blue surfaced and swallowed a coot!! A week later I caught a 48 lbs blue. He could swallow a whole apple. The one that swallowed the coot had to be 80 or 90 + lbs. There are some big catfish out there!! Search for a fish producing lake then watch the OLD fishermen.

First of all a flathead is

By catfish king

First of all a flathead is the same thing as a mud cat...also called a yellow cat.Second flatheads eat almost exclusively live prey. Blues eat mostly live prey aso but will eat some trash. Channels eat trash and much less live prey. Odd they are the best to eat but they are. This is why you catch channel on stinkbait, liver, etc...never heard of anyone catch in a flathead on danny kings punch bait. There's been a lot caught on trotlines baited with perch though. Some people amaze me with some of the $#%* they come up with

I'm afraid you have put you

By cody mullenix on August 9

I'm afraid you have put you boot in your mouth. A flathead is not a Mud cat. Mud cat do not grow big at all. And flatheads are huge. I'm pretty sure that you are an idiot.

I'm afraid you may be wrong.

By Val Frazier on August 3

I'm afraid you may be wrong. I caught a 30lb flat head on a cool cat worm and catch them all the time on liver. I think it depends on the area you are fishing. I am in Mississippi and fish on Ross Barnett Reservoir. I RARELY catch any cat on minnows or any type of FISH bait. Mainly catch them on worms, chicken or beef liver. And catch all different types on these 3 baits.

Need to Know more about CAT

By Henry McKinney

Need to Know more about CAT FISH before posting false information.Flatheads and Blues are the predators!

Keep reading comments,

By judyhart

Keep reading comments, questions; and, most importantly, reply; and, then read some more; always good advice to follow, y'all know that! I'm an old bat (baseball fan); love Texas (Rangers too); but not if they try to beat my Giants (SF, that is); however, Tigers were fine (grew up in Michigan) ... been to one lake there, by night ... to and from some great eatin' place by boat too.

Watch the lovely ladies; catch the big ones, but if rare, throw them back for the next person or game fish/fisherman who needs that trophy more than you. Born in '47 ... you? Life's a journey! ... enjoy the ride!

The fact of the matter is

By E Higgs

The fact of the matter is that game fish eat other fish, I use hand size bream as bait to catch 50lbs + catfish and wall hanging bass. Use their natural food source and ya can't go wrong. May your stringers & live wells stay loaded, good luck.

That's best advice I have

By Horsetrador

That's best advice I have read in any of the post. Use their natural food source and ya can't go wrong. One thing I would add is the bigger the bait the bigger the fish. Fish on!

Take chicken liver put a

By dixie mamma

Take chicken liver put a little annison oil with it and wrap your liver with sewing machine thread around it to stay on works every time I have caught 25#ers

The best way to keep liver

By Quillpen

The best way to keep liver bait on the hook is to get some Bait Baggies off ebay, You can make some awesome baits with them. Hope they come out in stores soon but right now I just see them on ebay. No hassles or problems. You can make up your baits before you go fishing, let them season a few days if you want. I've made liver baits and sardine baits and cheese baits, They are the way to go for bait fishermen. I'll never use anything else.

I neverheard so many catyfish

By peter the fisherman

I neverheard so many catyfish stories in my life,they`re just bottomfeed`n sh-tfish if ya all want to know! What ya need to do is try using lures or worms,and catch somereal FISH,i.e.(trout,walleye,whitefish,yellow perch etc.etc. Uppermichigan Uper!

Perch a real fish your real

By shanboe

Perch a real fish your real fish don't grow nearly as large repping a 97lb blue cat out of tuttle creek Kansas with a whole duck in its stomach real fish please

I do agree that your fish

By Bill Dunn

I do agree that your fish preferences are impressive. i used to live in michigan as a kid and learned to love fishing there. However. i now live in California an we must adapt. We have Salmon,Perch,Striper,steal head,shad,trout of numerous types , crappie and the list goes on. We also have catfish. while I agree that the bull heads are bottom feeders, the channel cats are predators and one of the finest eating fish in the world. Best fishing to you my friend.

If u really want to know they

By james sweet

If u really want to know they are just like any other fish. If they pass by it they will eat it. On a stripper trip fishing @ 38 feet in 64 foot of water we caught catfish right along side of strippers... An we were no where near the bottom of the lake.Yankees trying to tell southern men bout fishing haa.

amen to the northern fishing.

By rebecca howland

amen to the northern fishing. dont forget a bunch oc crappie blue gills and smelt are tasty also

Stay up North Yankee.

By Doug R

Stay up North Yankee.

Someone is a sore loser!!!!

By Derek baltrus

Someone is a sore loser!!!! Yankees 1-0...ice fishing in Maine has been awesome this year!!!

Where is the best place to

By Jason roe

Where is the best place to fish in northwest ark

It depends on where you live.

By Dave Camp

It depends on where you live. Beaver Lake is good, if you are near Rogers, AR, or Eureka Springs.

Lake Norfork. It is north

By Tie Dye Ron

Lake Norfork. It is north central but not too far to drive and will be a thousand times better than all those poultry polluted lakes near you. My grandparents fished there lots and always came home with huge fish.

I want to no the best fishing

By Charles peoples

I want to no the best fishing days and alabama

I have been named Catfish

By Rick Navratil

I have been named Catfish Rick By several people i use Sonnys stink bait works great caught big ones in the Mississippi River in Folly Mo

Any tips on the best colored

By BBradshaw13

Any tips on the best colored artificial bait to use for different water clarities? (For largemouth bass)

All I ever use are night

By RogerLK

All I ever use are night crawlers. But before I throw them in, I spray them down with WD-40. Works for me.

The one and only time I set

By donnie jones

The one and only time I set out a trotline in Lake 'o the Pines in east Texas, I used Ivory soap. Leave it in the sun for a day or two and you can cut it into cubes. In one week I caught so many 18 to 20 inch cats, I had to give them away 'cause I didn't have a place to store them after cleaning.

DONT USE WD40 YOU WILL NOT

By david CLOUTIER

DONT USE WD40 YOU WILL NOT CATCH ANYTHING AND WD40 IS AGAINST THE LAW IT WILL KILL FISH

W-D 40 is made from fish oil,

By Johnny Clifford

W-D 40 is made from fish oil, it will not kill fish, and when crappie fishing and you have a bucket of minnows that aren't very active, put one on your hook, I always hook mine in the tail area, squirt a little w-d on him ànd watch him and the crappie come to life. Works every time down here in Texas.

I have used WD-40 on rubber

By c17hydro

I have used WD-40 on rubber worms at night as scent for largemouths...and it works. Best to use with no moon...top water buzz baits with a full moon...reeled as sloooow as possible.

Wd40 is made with fish oil.

By Kray

Wd40 is made with fish oil.

What a Fish story! Myth:

By Aandruu

What a Fish story!

Myth: WD-40 contains fish oil.

Fact:
Consumers have told us over the years that they have caught some of the biggest fish ever after protecting their fish hooks and lures with WD-40. We believe this legend came from folks assuming that the product must contain fish oil since it appears to attract fish. Sorry Charlie®, it just ain’t so.

WD-40 Company has taken steps to respect and conserve the environment, and encourages its users to do the same. While WD-40 can be used to help protect fishing equipment from rust and corrosion, WD-40 Company does not recommend using WD-40 to attract fish.

http://wd40.com/about-us/myths-legends-fun-facts/

Maybe u and the other experts

By Johnny Clifford

Maybe u and the other experts ur talking about should get out of ur office, grab a pole, a bucket of minnows and head to the lake, and don't forget that can of wd-40. Then reply back to me and tell me it doesn't attract fish. Happy fishing to ya'll!

Sir, as an avid steelhead

By judyhart

Sir, as an avid steelhead fisher-person, I can say you are 100% correct! WD-40 kept my lures, even ancient ones, owned back toward the middle of last century (1900, that is), safe, un-rusty; and most importantly, made those fresh-water seeking spawners and egg-layers angry!

I'm an ecologist, by training, BTW, so I know all the technical terms too.

My Grandfather's nickname was

By Rick Woody

My Grandfather's nickname was "Catfish". That's all his friends called him. Starting at 4 years old (now 78)he taught me how to Catfish. The ONLY bait we ever used was fish entrails. The local fish market would save him buckets of entrails weekly. After a long time they started selling them as fish bait. Hold tight, don't lose your ROD! Rick Woody

what is entrails

By Patsy Perkins on August 23

what is entrails

It's true Woody. I've put

By Quillpen

It's true Woody. I've put fish guts in Bait Baggies I got off ebay to bait my trotline. Makes a awesome bait for cats.

Really...buckets of bait

By mike feeback

Really...buckets of bait weekly..buckets? sounds like a fish story.

It doesn't sound like a fish

By Bassfisher 72

It doesn't sound like a fish story to me. Here on Lake Texoma, the place to catch a lot of large catfish is next to the fish cleaning stations the fishing guides use in the marinas. They throw all the entrails and heads in the water at these stations and the catfish congregate there. Must be the entrails they are eating.

Fish with the sun in your

By Big John

Fish with the sun in your face. Fish know a shadow on water means danger. Catch a grasshopper. Put a bread twisty through the eye of the hook on your line. Twist the grasshopper on without sticking in the hook. Do not twist too tight, do not kill it. Cast softly into deep still water with no weight or bobber, just line, hook, twisty and grasshopper. He will kick and bring up a big one. Kids love catching grasshoppers almost as much as fishing and then want to fish some more.

What bait can I use to catch

By The Saint

What bait can I use to catch saltwater stripe bass or blue fish?

I always used a high low rig

By James Whalen

I always used a high low rig with squid and clam on bottom 3-5 oz pyramid sinker good luck

Brother, The striper is not a

By chris wooten

Brother,
The striper is not a dumb fish by any means. Use a 3-way swivel with a long bait drop. Flourocarbon line is great, they can't see it, up to 17 lb. or so. Make your sinker drop about 2 feet and the hook 4-5. Live shad are best. Hook them in the bone behind the eye, they'll live form a good while. They need to be swimming and be presented naturally.

Beef Melt works great and

By Bayououtlaw99

Beef Melt works great and stays on a hook better that liver!!!

Beef liver dried in the sun

By chris wooten

Beef liver dried in the sun works well in early spring after the winter-kill. When it gets hot, live or cut shad is the deal.

Beef melt also works great

By Bayououtlaw99

Beef melt also works great and stays on a hook a lot better that liver!!!!

living in florida, best

By john carlson

living in florida, best catfish bait for me has been squid.

Shrimp is good for almost

By diggit86

Shrimp is good for almost everything in Washington state

shrimp works good in Indiana

By Elijah Franklin

shrimp works good in Indiana too

I dip my liver in cherry

By Elijah Franklin

I dip my liver in cherry kool-aid and do the same thing.

I also live in southern

By Elijah Franklin

I also live in southern Indiana too. I live 8 mile from the ohio river.

Here in southern Indiana we

By Swearer

Here in southern Indiana we put liver on then wrap the liver on the hook with a red or pink thread maybe less than a foot or so it stays on well plus when the liver is gone the thread stays on and the fish still smell it try it and you won't be upset.

try this. one carton of

By fishungDave

try this. one carton of chicken livers,two
fresh boneless chicken thighs cut into piece size
you want for your hook. the livers you blend
in a blinder to mush,add the oil from one can of sardins,tea spoon of garlic salt a pinch of chile power. mix livers and thighs
into a carton or what ever you want. i use a coffee can, put in ref. for two or three days.then go fishing.( hard to throw off )

sounds almost good enough to

By dave70359

sounds almost good enough to eat

I have used many of these

By BigCatDaddy

I have used many of these baits ya'll talk about, but you just can't beat good Ole Mother nature. What ever small pan fish are in your fishing whole is the best bait for your monster cats. Crappie is awesome brim blue gills sun perch etc etc cut sun perch and small ones in half and be patient and persistant and 1 fine day you may get lucky and lock on to the ellusive 65lber. Good luck

amen brother just caught me a

By Franky

amen brother just caught me a 50lber 4/10 "new moon" lol on a whole tail piece of a 2lb small mouth. Lake Norman NC Rocks.

https://www.facebook.com/fran

By BigCatDaddy

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BEEF SPLEEN IS THE BEST

By FATBOY47

BEEF SPLEEN IS THE BEST CATFISH BAIT I'VE EVER USED,IT'S ALL BLOOD , BUT IT'S HARD TO FIND , ,,,,,TALK TO A BUTCHER .

Bluegills like onions!

By onyx may

Bluegills like onions!

SKIN SO SOFT LOTION BY AVON

By FATBOY47

SKIN SO SOFT LOTION BY AVON MAKES A GREAT INSECT REPELLANT, DILUTE W/ 3 PARTS WATER TO 1 PART LOTION & YOU'LL NEVER GET BIT AGAIN.
GOOD LUCK & HAPPY SAFE FISHING TO ALL

I would not recomend putting

By NEBDEAP

I would not recomend putting any kind of insect repellant on your hands before fishing

I used this for years when I

By Bklyncowgirl

I used this for years when I used to own horses. We would use it as a bug repellant on the horses and ourselves. Just be sure that you use the original S-S-S scent. There are new versions and I can't vouch that they work as well.

An alternative to using

By C.D.Knight

An alternative to using pantyhose for chicken liver....Is get one of those shower sponges the ruffled puff things work wonders for holding chicken livers..I use about a 2 inch square and put the liver in and tie up with fishing line ill make about 2 dozen before I head out to the water works great....Once unraveled around 4 ft long just cut into strips...Works great

Instead of Using Chicken

By Twilight Lady

Instead of Using Chicken Liver (Which is very hard to keep on the Hook) I use Beef or Either Pork Liver,They are alot tougher & stay on the Hook alot Better & Catfish Love It:)

The best way I've used

By Eberick

The best way I've used chicken livers is to put them on a treble hook in an old ice cube tray. Freeze them over night and crack the tray like you were getting ice out, they'll thaw slowly so they stay on a long time.

that was slab crappie

By mooAnonymous

that was slab crappie

for slab rappir fish about 18

By mooAnonymous

for slab rappir fish about 18 inches deep a dime size bobber a bit of power bait a 1/16 split shot and a #12 hook caught ten 1 to 1 3/4 lb yesterday off bank

catfishing in missouri is

By mooAnonymous

catfishing in missouri is great right now were using cocktail shrimp

using shrimp given to us by

By DANJOE

using shrimp given to us by grocery store that's going to be thrown away ,in MISSISSIPPI lakes for catfish

THAT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE USE

By FATBOY47

THAT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE USE BAIT THAT COSTS $7.99 A LB TO CATCH A FISH THAT COST $3.99 A LB ANY STORE. TALKING ABOUT SHRIMP

N O T

this implies that you only

By eddyg3

this implies that you only catch 1-1 pound catfish off 1 bag of shrimp for 7.99. you could catch 1or 2-5 lb, or 1-10 or 20 lb, or more at 3.99 a pound. Do the math before saying anything..

It is obvious by your

By Quillpen

It is obvious by your statement that you are not a fisherman.

good point!id just aswell eat

By catman

good point!id just aswell eat the shrimp!lol ive had a lot of luck using cheap hotdogs! there a bit tricky to keep on the hook but if you keep em froze its a little easier. i used to have good luck with bacon but thats about the same concept of shrimp! $$$

Once again...this implies

By eddyg3

Once again...this implies that you only catch 1-1 pound catfish off 1 bag of shrimp for 7.99. you could catch 1or 2-5 lb, or 1-10 or 20 lb, or more at 3.99 a pound. Do the math before saying anything.

In your haste, to post a

By NativeBlend

In your haste, to post a snarky reply, you missed the point. They plainly stated that they used shrimp that was going to be thrown out. That would infer that it had gone bad. This would make it very cheap and very stinky. That is a solid combination for catfish bait.

Not to mention that you use 1

By KDOG

Not to mention that you use 1 1oz. shrimp to catch a 20= lb. catfish. You did the math all wrong.

beef liver stays together

By April Roberts

beef liver stays together alot better than chicken liver and they like it just as well

Just get some Bait Baggies

By Quillpen

Just get some Bait Baggies off ebay or Amazon. You can make baits out of table scraps if you want. They work great for ocean sardine baits too,

for catching catfish my

By lee reed

for catching catfish my father told me to use tin foil on a hook and spray it with wd 40 or pam it works

Best catfish bait I have used

By roosterliver1991

Best catfish bait I have used I learned about from my wife's grandpa and have fished with it since and the only place I have been able to buy it is at the piggly wiggly and the bait is rooster liver it sucks because I have moved up north and I have-not found anyone that sells it

Another good bait is just a

By Dave12345

Another good bait is just a piece of clam salted. The salt dries and firms the clam and it stays on forever and the fish love it.

good for fresh water what

By mr fixx

good for fresh water what about salt water fish

My Pappy always said and I

By FishOn

My Pappy always said and I Quote: {If you caught fish everytime you went son, you wouldn't go} I (then a small boy)thought him "full of bull" but now as an old man I have come to see his wisdom! Thanks Dad....

Wise man your pappy! It

By Hazey

Wise man your pappy! It keeps me going back come what may!

if u know what u are doing u

By ookie

if u know what u are doing u dont need panty hose to catch your fish i never have used them with my liver..and the rice trick does work ive used this trick and works very well just the mess lol saves u money in the long run

Use pork or beef liver they

By Big A

Use pork or beef liver they are tougher and don't require any of the above tricks

Done corn chicken liver and

By Black Viper

Done corn chicken liver and any type bug i seen around area§ but one time used the cubed ham from heb in repealable bag and it works great plus U can snack on it to if keep cool:-) oh ya buy a throw net for shad ect

Once in Louisiana, we used

By Johnny Clifford

Once in Louisiana, we used mud bugs(crawfish) tails. We boiled them first so if the fish wasn't bitin', we would have lunch.

this is some crazy stuff i

By nonymous

this is some crazy stuff i thought id heard everything this takes it

Turkey livers work good

By dabo

Turkey livers work good because they are tougher than chicken livers and stay on the hook better.

Something I've had a lot of

By anonymous111111

Something I've had a lot of luck with is called shad, you can get shad guts or sides, the guts work a lot better, its a ball that is usually sold frozen in a mason jar. I usually put the jar in the water while I'm setting up to thaw them out. I've brought in some big cats in Kansas with these, unfortunately I haven't found them in Florida ....... yet

Shad is one of the best bait

By cdg

Shad is one of the best bait for almost all fresh water bait. but they dye and get wrotten almost as soon as you take them out of the water. one way you can keep them fresh is to mix strong salt water and dump them in it that will keep them furm or put a chunk of ice in your minnow bucket

if they are legal in your

By jwgreen_7

if they are legal in your state, goldfish are a great catfish bait, especially for jug fishing or trotlines. these are not like the ones you put in a fishbowl. they are silver with a copper tinted back and i have found them just as alive after 5 hours on a hook as when they were put on. hook through just below dorsal fin.

I live in NC and it is

By BBradshaw13

I live in NC and it is illegal to fish with goldfish. Does anyone know why that is?

It is illegal in Texas

By danezoo

It is illegal in Texas too,,,goldfish out compete the native plant eating fish for food therefore the native bait fish die out and the goldfish take over. It messes with the native eco-system of the body of water that they are introduced to.

The best way to keep liver on

By Big John

The best way to keep liver on your hook is... panty hose! Yep. Wash them in plain hot water until they no longer smell like anything, then drop it in the toe, tie it, and cut it off, then you can fish all night on ONE LIVER! Kinda tough to get off the hook at the end of the night, though.

The best way i have found to

By Tony-Arkansas

The best way i have found to keep chicken liver on the hook . Get a large piece of tin foil place it on the roof lay your chicken liver on it . Give a a good coat of salt or garlic salt .let dry for 3 hours flip it over and repeat. It work great

I've found that wrapping your

By tim indiana

I've found that wrapping your liver with thread after putting it on the hook works pretty good. the fish can taste the liver directly and the thread holds it really good while throwing it out and keeps them from sucking it off as quickly.

keep this calender coming

By Mitchell Guillory

keep this calender coming each mouth.

Get a minnownet catch a few

By catfishhunter

Get a minnownet catch a few shad cut in haf and enjoy u caint loose when fishing 4 monsters

Get a minnownet catch a few

By catfishhunter

Get a minnownet catch a few shad cut in haf and enjoy u caint loose when fishing 4 monsters

For the big flatheads i have

By J.Butler

For the big flatheads i have used nothing but bluegill perch on a limb line.

Out here in Idaho we use

By johnny catfish

Out here in Idaho we use sucker as cut bait yup wanna big catfish use sucker!!

Here in Southern West

By Jody O.

Here in Southern West Virginia we fish in slow moving shallow rivers. There are a lot of bends in the rivers, and deep holes. Mostly flatheads, and channels. Blues are in the bigger rivers up north. The best bait to use are live minnows on a slip egg sinker. Creek chub, shiner or whatever you catch. TIP: Take scissors, and cut the top half of his tail fin off. Reason 1: puts a blood trail in the water. Reason 2: The bait struggles, and because you trimmed the top half of the fin; when he trys to swim foward his tail will automatically push him up from the bottom. Making him a very noticable snack! WHAM!!!!!!!!!!!

I totally agree. I like using

By Johnny Clifford

I totally agree. I like using shad that are about the size of your thumb. Hook 'em through the mouth and down to the tail, like threading them on. Great for catfish,sandbass and striper.

I have found threw my 52

By ken hughes

I have found threw my 52 years,we all try any and everything to catch ole mister whiskers.A rule of thumb is to use what te lakes provide for us,the best bait on texas lake's is shad.keep in mind that when they are biting slow or your getting robbed of your bait use a old trotline trick of mine just put a small piece of shad about half inch square and you will get better results,hope this helps everyone.

but the best things would be

By kygirl

but the best things would be fish eyes

Fish eyes is awesome for some

By Rebecca Creason

Fish eyes is awesome for some reason.

all these sound great but

By kygirl

all these sound great but here in kentucky we use pretty much whatever we can get our hands on!!!

chicken liver is grate,i get

By Eric Buren

chicken liver is grate,i get some pantyhose cut in 2-3 inch peaces and wrap them around the liver and hook !! even if they don't get the hook set it hangs in they teeth ! good luck !!

Best way to fish for catfish

By Keyo and cathy Crawford

Best way to fish for catfish is with Liver = its easy to do = We at our lesure get ready to fish by taking a pair of old used panty hose and cut it into about 3 to 4 inch squares and put a bloob of liver on one and tie it up = then stick it on a hook = it want come off very easy = you can make you up a bunch and freeze it and take what ya need as you go = the cool thing is after the original mess = it isnt bad

i have posted same thing

By Eric Buren

i have posted same thing pantyhose work grate !!

windy days are the best in

By mosley

windy days are the best in pockets that seem calmer on the out side direction of the wind due to baitfish. well thats seems to be tha case on lake jocassee if u have naver fished there u need to great seenarie an good fishin..... good luck and good fishin ttyl.

It may sound weird but in I

By tatt2man

It may sound weird but in I use rotten chicken breast this is very effective give it a try

soap is one of the best

By catfish willie

soap is one of the best catfish baits in the world!! every year i catch hundreds of pounds of fish on SOAP..give it a try, you will be happy camper..

what kind of soap works best

By tony catfish chambers

what kind of soap works best

Lye soap works best because

By onyx may

Lye soap works best because it is made from animal fat instead of glycerin authough i have no clue how you are supposed to put soap on a hook.

a bad day fishing is better

By cg32

a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work (school in my case).

Check the local laws on types

By Sam M, North central Idaho

Check the local laws on types of bait you can use. And if it's legal in your area? But I have tried most everything and never found anything better than fresh is best but frozen will work also. Trout either slab's or chunk's or the very best is the gill's and gut's. Good luck and leave some for seed.

What about trout? Any tips?

By Cinnajava

What about trout? Any tips?

The last two times I've been

By Ben gilbert

The last two times I've been crappie fishing I have brough a cooler full of crappie home the bite is good now on Logan Martin lake I'm headed back today to catch some more crappie and maybe some bass to

crawfish has always worked

By winchester3030

crawfish has always worked for catfish goldfish works also.

Crawfish are also excellent

By BBradshaw13

Crawfish are also excellent bait to catching the common snapping turtle. (In NC, at least)

ALL THESE ARE GOOD IDEAS,BUT

By SCPOOLCAT

ALL THESE ARE GOOD IDEAS,BUT IF YOU FISH WHERE THE BIGGER CATS ARE,YOU WILL NOT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH LIVER COMIN OFF,BIGGER CATS WILL EAT IT FAST,I ALWAYS GET THE FRESH LIVERS,TWO DAYS LONGER ON EXPIRE DATE MAKE LIVERS ALOT BETTER,DONT HOOK THE LIVER TOO MANY TIMES,2 OR 3 AT MOST,HAPPY FISHIN

dont use to big of bait most

By ookie

dont use to big of bait most people think that biggers better now always worlds biggest catfish well was..was caught on a chunk of spam no bigger then your thumb...

Where I grew up in the middle

By yaddayadda2008

Where I grew up in the middle of Virginia....I would go down to the rail road river trestle and put a piece of sliced cheese(1"x1" square) on a barbed hook with a bobber set at about 3-4' in depth....I would put the bobber in between the pilings in the middle of the river(22' deep) and just wait.....the bobber would slowly just start to sink.....and lo & behold....I would catch blues, flatheads, mud cats and other assorted fish!!! The hotter the day.....the better the cheese would work....just let it set out and dry in the sun....it would get hard and of course smell that much more pungent.

As strange as it sounds, we

By cmonster

As strange as it sounds, we used to use softer brands of dry dog food to catch catfish at a few ponds in the DFW area of Texas.
We used treble hooks and fished on the bottom with weighted lines and occasionally with bobbers if we got bored.
We never did find one dog food that worked better than others...it usually depended on how hungry the catfish were and if we were in the right place at the right time (just like any fishing!).
I did try baiting out a creek or two with a full bag of the dog food in a medium to large sized mesh bag from onions or potatoes. That worked out pretty good! The creeks were at the "bottom" part of the lake on the map, if that made any difference.
Channel cats and the mud cats seemed to like the dog food best. We also used hot dogs quite often. Good luck, y'all!

Another good trick with

By BBradshaw13

Another good trick with canned dog food is to punch holes all around the can. Then tie a line attached to a marker buoy. With this method, your "chum" stays concentrated in one local area (defined by the buoy) and the fish can't fill up on just the chum. Also by attaching the buoy, when done fishing, you can pull up the can thus maintaining clean fishing environments.

best way to fish on the river

By KISSARMY79606

best way to fish on the river is to keep your bait alive after you hook it so always hook your bait in front of tail fin. remember in day perch are in the open and at night they hide in coves and in morning theyre in rocks and weed

best catfishing is right

By bigcat

best catfishing is right before a rain and while river is raising use chicken liver on a straight hook after you thread it on hook,get some sewing thred out of the old ladys tool box and wrap it around and around the liver then pull thight abd break thread it will stay on till a fish is on your hook

I was fishing a small pond in

By Brian L

I was fishing a small pond in western pa. I was fishing for carp and they were all rolling that day so I was floating bread. I waited about 5 mins and boom big boy on. As I was bringing him close to the i shore realized it was a cat couldn't be live it 12# catfish floating bread !!!!!!

Yeah. I was once fishing for

By freon1mr

Yeah. I was once fishing for bass on Bessie's Creek in Brookshire, Texas. A terrible storm came up. I was using an 8 inch Broken Back Mirror lure and made one last cast and retrieved it parallel to the grass line When WHAM ! At first I thought it was a bass but it kept running my drag hard. Well it finally turned around. Believe me I didn't turn it around, I was using 10lb test and am surprised it didn't break. She kept swimming towards me and went under an old wooden bridge with fallen pilings. I jumped in the creek to wanagle her around the obstacles, ever so diligently as not to break the line. When she came up she literally scared me. She was a 55 pound channel cat. I finally gilled her and rushed home. It was storming remember? On a giant top-water lure being reeled in at lightning speed. Such fun. On Lake Conroe I was wade fishing and I cast a chartreuse, willow leaf, spinner bate into about 4 inches of water and caught a 17 lb male Florida bass. In Sam Rayburn reservoir, I caught a 7 lb spawning bass....in...a tree stump. I missed my mark casting, but caught her anyways. I wished I could have seen my eyes when I did that. My advice is to go bass fishing. You may end up catching the biggest catfish ever. Ha ha.

for catfishing i use pieces

By KISSARMY79606

for catfishing i use pieces of bars of soap it sounds weird but trust me it works i was fishing on a cat pole one day and i caught a 95 pound cat but remember to always use a treble hook.

For Catfish we use what is

By wildhog23

For Catfish we use what is called cut and gut, it is fresh caught, cut up peices of Gizzard Shad meat and the gut of the shad combined on the hook. You can catch the Shad in a throw net. Best is to catch the Shad from the same lake you are fishing

Big fast smart TroutIn ct at

By TroutHunter

Big fast smart TroutIn ct at baldwins pond in meriden, you should use a sliding weight with a size 4 hook and yellow powerbait. on the bottom of the waterfall use no weight or bobber and use meal worm on a size 6 hook and drop it right down and you will defitely catch a 13+ in trout right there. The trout are tricky but be prepared.

Now that Spring is here, with

By Loren Gruber

Now that Spring is here, with spawning and post-spawning times are near, it's best to fish the shallow warm waters that attract the forage.

I *think* the north shores warm first, but I may mistaken.

Remember the food chain:

1. wind stirs up the water and frees plankton.

2. Minnows feed on on plankton.

3. Wind shakes insects free from the water vegetation.

3. Smaller forage fish and smaller game fish eat the insects.

4. Larger game fish feed on forage and smaller game fish.

5. The plankton, insects, and minnows are up against the wall--the windward sides of the bar, the drop-off, the bank, the weedbeds.

Choose your lures according to the hatch, the forage,and the species you're after.

Regarding 'when water is

By Gene2

Regarding 'when water is rippled or still.' You can count on the water in high mountain lakes to be rippled, still or churned. I have discovered windy conditions and churned waters overall to be beneficial fishing over the years.

I believe it is best to fish the other end of the lake where the winds have pushed and churned nutrients to the corner of a lake, outlet/inlet/cove in other words fishing against the wind. My success rate of catching fish in this manner has increased significantly throughout the years.

My years of buying lure du jour have all but come to an end based on observation and usage of lure(s). When fishing mountain lakes, small ponds, streams, rivers, inner city lakes and lakes in general I have discovered that carrying a small pocket-size tackle box with two lures in quantity catches many species albeit carp, catfish, trout, bass, crappie, bluegill, salmon, walleye, pike.

I'm not out to catch the biggest or the most fish inasmuch as I am willing to gain another experience in the great outdoors by keeping it pragmatically simple.

Good post here, I totally

By wildhog23

Good post here, I totally agree with you on the wind. It oxygenates the water as well. Certain species like Walleye and Hybrid Striped Bass absolutely love the big waves

Hey Bud, I`m in L A

By fatfat1

Hey Bud, I`m in L A Califorina. so you say the wind is good for striped bass do you fish on the bottom with slip weight and leater or up and down weight on bottom hook on top or whats the best baite for catfish other than chicken liver and how do you baite theshad guts on the hook and what size hook?? thanks sorry for the miss spelling

for trout fishing , the black

By Jim and becky tatum

for trout fishing , the black roostertail with a gold blade takes the cake during the month of april and halfway through the month of may , after about the 20th of may there is no match for the yellow coach dog spinner with gold blade, the coach dog gives the appearance of a salamander and various types of lizards . trout burn these bad boys up give it a try you wont be disappointed

To keep stink bait or liver

By bluesea112

To keep stink bait or liver on your hook, cut a small square of material from a pair of women's pantyhose. Run your hook through one corner, then wrap once around your bait and hook the other corner. The pantyhose material let scent out, but keep the bait on your hook. Works great on catfish.

Is this good for all

By dscott

Is this good for all countries?

Give a man a fish and he'll

By justincalvillo

Give a man a fish and he'll eat for the night. Teach a man to fish and he'll eat every night.

I thought it was give a man a

By go mama

I thought it was give a man a fish and he will eat for a night. teach a man to fish and he will buy boats motors rods reels lines lures bait ice and a hefty repair bill for all

For catfishing, I use to use

By LarryWoodruff

For catfishing, I use to use nightcrwlaers and and goldfish. My Uncle and I discovered a dip bait method. We went to Wal-Mart and bought Premo Original Super Sticky Dip Bait. We tried that a few times and it worked out great. Then we got the bright Idea to Mix the Dip Bait with Majic Bait chicken liver formula. We'd put the Magic Bait on the treble hook and dip it in the Premo. I tell you what we can't keep out lines in the water long enough to relax. I also use Majic Bait Nightcrwler formula by its self. Good Luck and have fun.

Larry-Missouri

a great tip for catfish: put

By jmorris

a great tip for catfish:
put non iodized salt on drained chicken liver and refrigerate overnite, it toughens the liver enough to stay on the hook for hours and channel cats love it. a little garlic powder helps too

catch fish, its better than

By gazaar

catch fish, its better than catching a cold!

sure is better catching a

By TroutHunter

sure is better catching a fish!

Always get to know your

By Mushroom Whisperer

Always get to know your fishing hole and it's surrounding ecosystem. For instance, in a creek I used to fish in as a child the fish refused to bite on the night-crawlers we bought from the bait store. We went without a bite until my dad found a green worm in the creek bank. It was then that I learned to use what the fish were naturally feeding on as bait. Plus the green worms smelled really terrible, adding to the effect and imprint left in my memory. I see many posts remarking on the wonders of liver, and one recommendation I have is to use a snap swivel (or just tie your line back on each re-bait) and a treble hook so you can easily release the hook, thus sticking the largest center point directly on the hook post and position it so it won't just flip off on your first cast. Liver is good bait, and if the fish aren't biting at least you won't go hungry.

Using a pantyhose for your

By book'em Danno

Using a pantyhose for your liver is the best way. Also, if you can use hearts, either chicken (rabbit's are great), you'll be able to catch the big ones!

To use liver try getting a

By Larry A

To use liver try getting a piece of your wife's stockings or a piece of her pantyhose (the foot portion works best) . Insert the piece of liver in the hose tie a knot in it and thread the whole concoction on your hook. Be sure to cut off any excess material. The hose lets the fish bite and the scent escape but does not let the water or fish steal your bait.

I agree this does work best!

By Bookem Dano

I agree this does work best! Be sure to put your treble hook on first before tying. You can use fishing line to tie. You can also use "chicken" hearts, if you can get enough. They are tougher, and have more flavor, too.

This works give it a test.

By mschumaker

This works give it a test.

I am going to try the chicken

By Cindy Y.

I am going to try the chicken liver idea. I love to fish & often shy away grom liver bc of constantly having to rebait the hook. Thanks!

Tip of the day "You don't

By Bobby Allen

Tip of the day "You don't know if you don't go"

And even if you go and don't

By crazydolphin61

And even if you go and don't catch anything, it was still better than not going!

That's how I feel about my

By Mushroom Whisperer

That's how I feel about my Chanterelle spots.

I'm sure that most ice

By Sudden_Sam981

I'm sure that most ice fisherman know this, but if you save the shells from your white eggs and drop them down through the ice you can see the fish cruisin' between you and the bottom a little better...

Here's an old ice fishing

By JBL55

Here's an old ice fishing trick: bring along some peas (either canned or frozen, doesn't matter) and place them around the hole you've cut in the ice. When a fish comes up to take a pea, grab it.

Thats how we catch bears

By ol phart

Thats how we catch bears around here. When the bear comes around to take a pea we kick it in the ice hole.

So funny! I like reading your

By sunshineT

So funny! I like reading your tips. I tried the panty hose but must have done something wrong. i'll try again.

Haha!! Too cute!!!

By Witchmoon73

Haha!! Too cute!!!

Made me laugh out loud!

By Nukeweldor

Made me laugh out loud! Thanks.

who was the guy that fell off

By someone

who was the guy that fell off the ladder ?

That's how we catch pea's

By Anonymousx2

That's how we catch pea's around here, we put a bear or a fish around the garden and when a pea comes out to get it, we grab the pea

Chris Payne`s idea for liver

By blackbeard

Chris Payne`s idea for liver in the ice tray was a very good one...another trick is to take the liver out of it`s container,and place them on a dry surface such as a board or concrete until they become kind of firm.
They will then stay on the hook very well.
Billy Ray Malpass

The best way is to find a

By SlimD

The best way is to find a bait store that sales Rooster livers. The roosters liver is harvested after 6 yrs , where the hens are harvested after only a year. Rooster livers may cost a couple more bucks but they are really tough and wont sling off ur hook . Just cast away!!

A hint I got from a very good

By Margie P

A hint I got from a very good source (a well known tv fishing personality) was to put the chicken liver in cut up panty hose and tie it on the line.

Best thing for losing your

By DanielM

Best thing for losing your chicken liver is sawing thred put your liver on,hold one inch of thred at eye of hook,just rap around several times till it holds.

these are all great ways to

By marc york

these are all great ways to keep liver on your line.But here in Ga.we use old pantyhose from your mother or wife just take and wrap around the hook with liver on it.You can cast it in and out without loosing it.Good luck

There was a man once that

By J.J.

There was a man once that told my mom and step dad about the pantyhose. They showed me and I tried it. It really does work great. A lot of times you can reuse the liver for another fish because it is still on your hook when you take it out of the first fishes mouth. Have fun trying it I have caught lots of catfish with this idea.

here in alabama same way

By heath amesbury

here in alabama same way nothing like good ole panty hose

Panty hose are horrible for

By JasonMischke

Panty hose are horrible for the fish, its a terrible idea and illegal in most states, panty hose do not break down, a broken line usually leads to a dead fish.. Not a very good plan if you want your children to fish the same lakes your fishing today.

no panty hose,just keep

By Ranady

no panty hose,just keep trowing all that lead in there. Any new homes being built around your fishing area is great also.We had a large fish kill from subdivisions being built, the termite treatment in the ground made it to the lakes after a few rains.It took them a little while to figure that one out.Also lets not build anymore piers from the chemical treated lumber. Come on now, a small patch of panty hose in the Tennessee river? You are probably one of those persons, i mean peta persons that want to ban fishing anyway, hooking them in the lips is cruel. Broken line ? maybe , but im after the big ones, I use 50lb line, haven't broken it yet. Get rich, invent biodegradable panty hose,or build small wire basket, put liver inside, with hook on outside,made onto basket. If line breaks, fish will look better with basket on his face, and probably won't die. Lets keep it real with whats trashing our waterways.

If a fish can pass a shell of

By Ken23

If a fish can pass a shell of a crab or mollusk then it can pass panty hose.

Fishermen /women beware, some

By david seiberlingAnonymous

Fishermen /women beware, some states have outlawed using pantyhose, due to the fact, if the fish gets loose with the pantyhose, it will die, because it cannot digest the pantyhose.

We started using simple

By Frank n Kellie

We started using simple sewing thread. Set a few peices of your liver out and let it become a little dry/firm, you know it kinda forms a skin on it. Snatch you off a peice of thread 12 - 15 inches long, maybe more if you like. Put your liver on the hook as normal then tie it to the hook by wrapping the thread around and around being sure to cover all angles and cautious not to pull too tight pulling through the liver. Normally even after loosing your bait from the fish biting, the string stays on the hook. Sometimes you can use the same peice a couple times and it is less harmfull to the fish. We keep a couple cheap spools in the tackle box aand use the finger off an old stretchable glove as a cover to keep it tidy and not tangled in everything else. Happy Fishing, hope this tip helps.

THIS IS NOT TRUE AT ALL , THE

By FATBOY47

THIS IS NOT TRUE AT ALL , THE LAW DON'T WANT THE FISH TO BE SAVIN UP ALL THOSE NYLONS TO WEAR AND START A FISH RIOT IN THE FISH SCHOOLS

This is true. I almost died

By DADA

This is true. I almost died eating a chunk of panty hose myself one night.

Lol

By dalvinttttttt

Lol

thats how we do it in SC...

By torrey

thats how we do it in SC... pantyhose comes in handy alot on our fishing trips

In Arkansas the Game and Fish

By hogfan_88

In Arkansas the Game and Fish outlawed the use of pantyhose due to fish not being able to digest them. Fish will die if you don't catch them.

Can a bass digest a 4oz

By Ranady

Can a bass digest a 4oz lunker lure ? How about the plastic rigs used for sqeeze baits ? When I was a kid, i had a Redbone hound pass a complete dishrag. I have seen large car parts from the inside of Sharks while caught alive. This ban sounds like a new way to make money by fines if you get caught. What's next? How about a bad shot on a deer by bullet or arrow? ban bullets and arrows? Trapping, check your trap and have only a leg,animal going to live or die? Come on now, you can catch and chop up a fish, usually alive and use it for bait, but pantyhose may kill one if you don't catch it? Brilliant thinking, I bet some state lawmakers made and spent big money thinking this up. When a pair of pantyhose are no longer wearable, what are they good for? What is the lifespan for pantyhose? Like I said earlier,make the pantyhose biodegradable, landfills and fishermen happy.

The fish is going to die if i

By Ranady

The fish is going to die if i do catch it, he is danged if i do, and danged if i don't

just don't use the pantyhose

By stonecarver

just don't use the pantyhose if their still in them

Hey now, I like the idea of

By G Stout

Hey now, I like the idea of them still wearing them. Two hands for grabbin. Ha Ha. I do the same. Panty hose works great.

I'd say that kinda depends on

By ErnestineBass

I'd say that kinda depends on how much you dislike the person wearin' 'em.

haha here in ohio we use that

By katfish

haha here in ohio we use that too, my grandpa taught my daddy that trick who taught my brother who is now teaching me(= good idea very efficient.we also found that nightcrawlers and chicken nuggets work too.

Protect your fishing reel by

By alexandra.h.winters

Protect your fishing reel by storing it in an old sock.

Put rice grains in your

By Catherine Boeckmann

Put rice grains in your fishing tackle box to absorb moisture and prevent rusty hooks.

That is an awesome idea. If I

By G Stout

That is an awesome idea. If I had known this before it would have saved throwing out nearly all my hooks that rusted. The same goes for your cell phone (if dropped in water). Seal it up in a bag for 24 hours and save a few $100. Thanks Catherine... I will be dropping a panty hose liner (as can be used to hold liver for cat fishing) closed off with a rubber band with rice to keep my tackle dry.

EARTHWORMS ARE CONSIDERED TO

By NARENDRA BEHARA

EARTHWORMS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE ALL-ROUNDERS, THEY CAN BE THE BAIT FOR ALMOST ALL SPECIES OF FISH. ONE MORE THING NEVER LET YOUR DOG BE AROUND THERE, FISH EASILY RECOGNIZE THEM AND SO HUMANS. GO ON HAVE A BULKY FISHING DAY.

Hard white chalkboard chalk

By TheOldMan

Hard white chalkboard chalk is a natural desiccant, absorbs moisture. Prevents hook rusting, silver and jewlery from tarnishing. Don't use the soft sidewalk chalk, it makes a mess. Rice is great in a vented container like a salt shaker but can get out of hand in your tackle box.

Awesome Idea

By Moodus

Awesome Idea

no it wasnt who wants rice in

By name

no it wasnt who wants rice in their tacklebox?

She is not suggesting you

By MT Fisherman

She is not suggesting you pour a box of loose rice in your tackle box! You can even tie it up in a small piece of nylon and put it at the back on the very bottom out of the way. Works great for real humid areas too.

Put the rice in panty hose.

By feedvalve

Put the rice in panty hose.

Very good idea!

By JrBassMaster

Very good idea!

The best way to keep liver on

By mike hawkesAnonymous

The best way to keep liver on your hook is use a small piece of panety hose the catfish can't knock it off and will bite as alway's.

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