CatDaddy is a master of his craft, reeling in true monsters off the bottom. The secret to catching catfish is mastering his “Bean Hole” technique. CatDaddy joins us this week to detail this multi-step process that will guarantee more fish in the boat.
Here’s how it works:
- Go to your local feed store and buy 4 – 50 pound sacks of soy beans. Also pick up 5 – 5 gallon buckets.
- Fill each of the buckets half full with soybeans. (Optional) At this point you can add other ingredients you think may be good attractants. CatDaddy suggests things like garlic, blood from the butcher shop or menhaden oil. Once you’ve added the beans and any extra ingredients, fill the buckets the rest of the way full with water and seal with a lid. Then, place the buckets out in the sun and let them ferment. When the lids start popping you know they’re about ready. (CatDaddy allows flies to get into the mixture and says when your beans look like they are “alive” you know it’s ready.)
- At this point you are ready to use your bean mixture. Put your buckets in the boat, but don’t secure the lid to tight, you need to allow pressure to escape.
- When choosing a good fishing hole look for a spot preferably in the flat part of the lake where the river or creek comes in. You want to be around brush and trees or some sort of structure so you can tie your boat off.
- Once you’ve found a good location, dump 4 gallons of your beans right into the water, preferably right off the drop off where it comes from the flat area down into the channel itself. Come back in 3 days ready to fish. With the 5th bucket of beans at your side, throw in just a cup of beans at a time in the area where you’re going to be dropping your dip bait. At this point, CatDaddy says “hang on to your pole” and get ready for the bite.
Creating your own “bean hole” can be a serious recipe for success. CatDaddy says that every time you go back out, to be sure to take your bucket of beans. Throwing beans is just like ringing the dinner bell, the catfish will hold in that pattern for you because they know you’re back to feed them.