Chicken liver can be a very
productive bait for catfish, but there
are two big problems with using it. The
first problem is its texture. Chicken
liver is very soft, which makes it hard
to keep on a hook. The second problem is
how messy it can be to work with.
I have spent a lot of
time fishing with chicken liver, and I
believe that I have found the solutions
to both problems!
I have spent a lot of time fishing with chicken liver, and I believe that I have found the solutions to both problems!
To fish with the balls of liver place one on a #1-2/0 long shank bronze hook. Use just enough sinkers to hold the bait on the bottom. When you detect a hit let some line out to allow the catfish to run with the bait. Set the hook when the fish pulls the slack out of the line.
When you get to the fishing hole you wont have to deal with the mess of using chicken liver. The prepared liver balls are very easy to handle, and they wont fall off of the hook. The other advantage of using this method is that you don't have to use a treble hook. The single hook will not snag the bottom debris nearly as much as a treble hook will.