Fishing Bait Spotlight:Catfish Dough BaitCatfish Dough BaitCatfish will bite on a lot of things, the key is knowing where to find them, and casting right on top of them. Many of the store bought baits will work very well, but I like the homemade dough baits so that I can play with the recipe a bit to get exactly what I want with the right consistency to stay on the hook, and the right amount and type of scents. I usually have some store bought catfish dough baits on hand, so when I bring my own baits, I will always have one line out with a store bought dough bait, and a home made dough bait out at the same time, and once I get two bites on one of the lines on two separate casts, I will switch both lines to the one that is working that day. Catfish Dough Bait Ingredients•1 cup of flour•1 cup of cornmeal•½ Cup of Water•2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil•Main Ingredient - Any 1 of the following (Dice and mush them up real good)o1 tin of sardineso1 tub of chicken liver o1 cup of ground up fish or meato1 can of tunao1 cup of cheese o1 can of cream corno1 cup of diced minced hot dogs•Additional Scent - Any 1 of the following can also be addedoAnise extract or Anise Fish Attractanto¼ cup of Garlic Salt, Granulated or Chopped GarlicoGarlic Fish AttractantoBlood Fish Attractant•Additional Attractanto1 teaspoon of glittero16-20 drops of food coloring to get the desired colorCatfish Dough Baits Recipe Instructions•Mix Dry Ingredients together in first bowl•Mix wet ingredients together in second bowl•Combine the bowls into one bowl and stir well until well mixed•Put 2 tablespoons of flour on hard surface covered in wax paper•Put the mixed ingredients onto the flour and mix well together by kneading it like dough•Place into ziplock bag or tub until ready for useHow to Make Dough Bait Stay on the Hook•Use a dough bait treble hook that has a spring around the center of the treble hook that will hold the bait on better•Add thread or string to stretch around your bait to make it stay on the hook•Put your bait in a mesh medical tubular bandage, which will hold the bait solidly on the hookKeeping the Dough Bait Fresh It’s important to keep the dough bait from drying out and remaining soft and fresh so that the catfish will not spit it out when they try to eat it. To do so, always keep the dough bait out of direct sun light for long periods of time, and keep it in a ziplock bag or tupperware type container with an air tight seal. This will also keep more of the stinky scent in the bag or container instead of in the air where you have to constantly smell it. Remember, the stinkier the bait the better, but that doesn’t mean you have to make yourself sick in the process, or the guy fishing next to you, Lol. Be SafeIf you added fish, meat, etc.. that can cause food poisoning, don’t forget to bring some unscented wipes to be able to wash it off your hands after your bait your hook. Magic Bait Catfish Kit Berkley Powerbait Catfish Chunks Catfish Dough Bait HooksSee more fishing tackle in ourFishing Gear and Tackle store.Disclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase.