Catfish Charlie®'s Dough Bait is known as the ‘Old Standby’ for thousands of fisherman. The original Charlie Type A is famous Nationwide for its soft yet clingy, cheesy formula. Charlie Blood B has the same characteristics as Type A but in a blood flavor. Pole Cracker turns almost white in color when submerged in water, attracting the fish by both sight and scent. Full Stringer is a triple strength formula that will stay on the hook in the swiftest of currents and is made with Tracer Scent that allows the fish to follow the scent up-stream to your bait.
dog loved it
I left it in reach of my dog when I first bought it. She ate about 3/4's of it. I will add to the review when I actually get to go fishing with it.
July 23, 2012
dos not work
this do's not work and dont stay on hook long save your money and use night crawler and cut bait.
July 5, 2012
Catfish charlie dough bait-blood
I caught lots of good sized catfish with this bait. It stays on the hook and does not have that bad of a smell compared to other catfish bait. Put this on with a night crawler and you are set.
June 14, 2012
I use the blood type one. When this bait is used with the spring style treble hook, it holds for a very long time. Use gloves (nitrile or latex type) when handling directly, or have a few of those compact water activated towels handy, otherwise you will smell like the bait until your shower/bath. This bait has always caught a catfish when nothing else would bite since I was a kid. The biggest plus of this bait is if it gets too hard, water softens it. If it is too soft or "crumbly", kneading brings it back very easily. So, unless you dry it out totally or completely waterlog it, it will never go bad.
June 11, 2012
I always use the "ski boot" or trout weight since it can lay on the bottom without restricting the line and does not snag on retrieves. The hooks I like to use is the ones like the Bill Dance Advantage Spring Treble Hooks since the spring keeps the bait from flying off when casting and retains the bait for long periods in currents.
The size sinker depends on the rating of your rod and the test of your line but I would go as heavy as possible. Use a size #6 spring treble hook for channel cats and to hold the bait on really well for long hard casting. Tie your treble hook on a 6-inch leader below a swivel. Above the swivel add a plastic bead with a sliding egg sinker above that and then fish on the bottom for most locations. In heavy silted riverbeds you might want to fish just off the bottom with a slip bobber.
I get the best catfish results when using several types of bait, even if catching them on only one type. The variety seems to draw their curiosity. I use chicken livers or gizzards on some hooks, catfish soap on at least one, and prepared catfish baits on others. The various prepared catfish baits all seem to work about the same for me. The chicken livers may be the best, but fall off the hook. The chicken gizzards are almost as good, but don't fall off.
I never kept the Blood one refridgerated when I lived in Texas. Never used any of the others. As long as the lid is kept on snuggly it should keep for a year or two. But, if you use it a lot, the year or two is irrelevant! :) The key is like the package reads: too soft or "crumbly?" Kneading brings it back. Too hard, a little water and kneading will bring it back. Good luck!
The only difference between the two is that dough-bait can be used with regular and treble hooks while dip-bait will only stay on the hook if you buy the special hooks with plastic sleeves usually referred to as "worms". I prefer to use the dough-bait with spring treble hooks as it's easy to put on and doesn't come off easily.
depending on what type of hook you use, the temperature of bait and outside temperature and how rough you cast, when i cast i loft it, and i use a treble hook, do not use a spring treble, just a size 6 treble and just enough bait to cover the hook, it should stay on for a while
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