The recipe for these beans is simple: 1 part soybeans to 1 part water. CatDaddy begins by gathering up five gallon buckets and filling them halfway with soybeans. He fills them the rest of the way full with water, puts a lid on them and positions them out in the sun to start fermenting. If you are looking for ways to up the ante, CatDaddy suggests adding cow or pig blood to your bean concoction for extra scent. Once the beans have sat out in the sun for several weeks and are adequately fermented, they are ready to be delivered to the beanhole.
When looking for the best place to start your own beanhole, CatDaddy says bank fishermen should dump their beans off of a dock or pier. If you have a boat, he recommends finding the creek ledge and dumping your beans on that edge as well as some on the flat and a few in the creek bed itself. Those creek beds serve as underwater highways for the catfish, CatDaddy says, so dumping your beans can be very productive. As it relates to depth, in water temperatures 65-75 degrees, CatDaddy says you can keep your beanhole fairly shallow. However, when the summer heat really turns on and you get above 85 degrees, he likes to have a beanhole in 15 to 18 feet of water.
Be sure to tune in as CatDaddy explains how to start up a beanhole for long lasting, catfishing action all through the summer. He'll also provide a current fishing report and discuss the best times to target bluecats, channel cats and flatheads.