CatDaddy says he let his hole sit for a week before going back and dumping several more buckets in the same location. When he came back the fishing was quick, powerful and the fish were big. For bait, CatDaddy says that he likes dip bait and really any kind will do. He takes hat sponges, cuts them up and puts them on a treble hook and then dips them in the dip bait. To begin with, CatDaddy says he caught a lot of 5-7 pounders, but once he started to spoon more beans out, the size of the fish began to increase to 15-25 pounders. Having a good idea of what kind of structure and vegetation you’re fishing over is important. CatDaddy says his bean hole sits near short brush and you have to be on top of your game because once they bite, the catfish will start to run and will rip the drag right off the reel heading for the brush, only to wind you up.
So, you want in on the stinky but spectacular action? Wise move, friend. Here’s how to do it. First you’ll need beans, a 50-pound sack of soybeans that you can pick up at your local grain elevator or other feed locations. Then you’ll need five, 5-gallon buckets. Put these buckets out in the sun and fill each of them half full of beans. Then, fill them the rest of the way up with water and put the lid on. You can also sweeten the concoction by adding things like turkey blood, crushed livers and other delectable flavors that catfish can’t resist. Make sure you leave a vent in the lid so they can breathe. Sitting in the sun, the beans will start to ferment and once they are good and stinky, you’ll know it’s time to get them in the water.
Find a good spot to make your initial dump of a couple of buckets and don’t even bring your rod along. Let it sit and marinate. A week later bring along another bucket or two and start tossing it out by the cupful, dropping your bait right on top of where you are dumping your beans out. CatDaddy says from here, you better hang on because the hawgs beneath the surface are going to feast and they won’t leave until it’s gone!
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Happy Cattin’ Friends,