New to Lake Sinclair Catfishing, so thought I would try some tricks I learned when on TDY in TEXAS.
Stopped at tractor supply, bought a sack of cattle cubes for a few dollars. Stopped by WAL-MART and bought one of those zip up laundry bags the ladies use to machine wash their hand washables. I don't know what it's called.... ask yo wimmens!!!
Anyhow, load up the hand-wash bag with the cow cubes, drop it in a metal mesh fish keeper (also from WALMART).
The fine mesh of the hand-wash bag keeps the cattle cubes contained even after they have dissolved.
Kind of the same consistency as baby poo. And the metal mesh container keeps the cats from hauling it away once you tie it off on your dock.
Now- tie it off- and come back hours later and fish DOWNSTREAM of it depending on the tide. (Sinclair has a tide from the power station as they move the water back n forth to Oconee.)
I was using punch bait and some cut shad I netted. Fishing sunset and again sunrise.
No4 treble hook (no spring) and a 1 oz eqq sinker TEXAS rigged.
Caught several fine cats in the 15-25lb range both times I have done this. And plenty
more smaller ones. If you don't use the hand wash bag, the catfish you catch will be
bloated with cattle cubes and messy as you clean them if you puncture their stomach
by mistake, and your cubes will be dissolved and gone(eaten)in about 2 hrs.
Give the bag a shake every now and then and you will see what looks like mud coming from the
laundry bag as the finest particles of the cow cubes will come through it sending the
chum line down stream attracting cats from all over.
Hope to be back in Milly sometime in March and try it again.
Store your cubes in a 5gal plastic bucket, dry, with lid snapped tight and they will last
a long time. The lid will keep the kritters out specially the big tree roaches. They love the cattle cubes as much as the CATS and they will eagerly take up residence in the bag if you don't
How do you bait your dock??
come on.... FESS UP, Don't be askeerd!!!