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To the fishermen out there, I need a recommendation for a good stink bait. We go out for catfish almost every weekend and currently use shad, but some of the other guys swear by stink bait. What do y'all like ?

BTW, MrsRCS caught a small (5 or 6 pound) alligator gar yesterday. The video is on my FaceBook page :)
The look on her face was sheer disgust when she brought it in too ! LOL Classic :hihi:
 

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Personally I use the giants performance as my stink bait
 

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Ivory soap....

I am not joking. Cut a chuck apply to hook. Most difficult part is getting it to stay on the hook. I havent used it since I was a kid but I haven't been catfishing since I was a kid.
 

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was going to make a suggestion after reading the thread title, but I don't fish freshwater. Also, can't stand catfish. You can catch a hardhead on anything though...
 
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Mmmmkay....
So does anybody have something to suggest for freshwater catfish as far as stink bait goes?
 
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I use mackerel or herring here all the time in freshwater, dunno if you can get it though.. i'd go for the fattest one possible though, seems like it's the best attractors


Have you ever tried the rotten shad type of stink bait ? It seems to be pretty popular.
 

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Ivory soap....

I am not joking. Cut a chuck apply to hook. Most difficult part is getting it to stay on the hook. I havent used it since I was a kid but I haven't been catfishing since I was a kid.

We used Ivory as kids too but mostly for trotlines.

Sis caught her first catfish on a hookless chunk of Easter ham.
 

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There used to be some kind of stink bait paste that smelled VERY foul!

We got it at wal mart.

We would get nylons (like stockings) cut a 2.5" x 2.5" piecesquirt the stuff on there stick a treble hook in it and tie the ends around the top of the hook.

The problem with it is after its been sitting in the water if you reel in and recast the stink goes everywhere and you only have half as much bait left.

We also used to use cheap spicey pork pan sausage, left outside raw for a day or two unopened set up the same way.

Also turkey liver.
 
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I cannot imagine the logic behind using Ivory soap, especially since it is the only soap that floats.
As far as sausage goes, I have caught catfish with mesquite flavored lil smokies before. Weird huh ? Going to Academy today and I am going to get the foulest smelling dough bait I can get my nose on. I'll post pics of the nastiness.
 

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We always use shrimp. I had a nice 27" red this weekend. I let him go. The water was muddy and I didn't feel like cleaning one fish.
 

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