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Baiting a fishing hole might be against the law were you are so check before you do it. I fish from a wheelchair so its difficult for me to explore up and down a river or lake bank to find fish. I hang a milk crate from a overhanging tree branch and place road killed varmints that I find on the way to my fishing spots in the crate. The maggots that fall through the holes in the crate keep fish in the area. Has anyone else tried this?

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naw man sound gross can there be another way.....??

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You know what as gross as it sounds that is one of the smartest ideas I have heard in awhile. If I was to bait an area for bluegills I would make up a dough balls and toss them in the day before.

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Get you a 5 gallon bucket and drill small holes all around it,then fill it with dry dog food and throw it in near your honey hole.The dog food slowly flows out and bluegill and catfish seem to like the dog food.(Be sure to put the top back on the bucket before you chuck it in the lake.)Also be sure to attach a rope to it so you can use it again.

The maggot thing sounds revolting but if it works,it works.

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The dog food works great on carp too. Hang on when you hook one of those 5' carp, they can drag you in off shore ;D

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I've heard of putting a chicken on a floating board then anchoring it to the bottom or useing a burlap sack like you described.  Normally if I bait a hole I use 30% range cubes.  There is little odor and they come in large pellets.  It attracks bait fish and that is what the others are after.  I dought if it works near as effectively as the the milk create .....but.

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I've done the bucket thing before with old dog food, cat food, and some deer corn mixed together.  It worked pretty good.  The maggot thing is gross, but I bet it works real good.  I'd just be sure to fish upwind from it.  :P

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Yep thats the downside of baiting this way. The wind dosen't always blow in the right direction. By the way the road kills i pickup are fresh. Its not that gross.

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At one point in time we had an overpopulation of water snakes on our small lake we live on so occasionally if we saw one swimming around our dock we would kill it.  I killed one and didn't know what to do with it so I laid it on a rock figuring a coyote or something would pick it up.  I came down to fish the next day and to my surprise there were tons of carp and catfish swarming around where the dead snake was.  I walked over and saw that the dead snake's tail was barley in the water but in some rocks to where the fish couldn't get to it but the fish could smell it and were desperately trying to get to

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When I go carp or catfish fishing it's as simple as throwing some handfuls of corn or fish entrails (never put em in the trash!).

I have also tried punching holes in canned dog food and hanging it from branches for crappie. Seems to work pretty well, bluegills like it too and even get the odd bass.

When it comes to perch fishing I keep all my dead minnows from previous years and it adds up, I have about 4 bags of salted minnows in the freezer. I chuck a handful out before I cast for perch and it works wonders, this also works for catfish.

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Thought you might find this interesting they use a similiar method in England call it Swimfeeders they have a device similiar to a can with holes punched in it. Put maggots  and ground bait in. Hook device on line ahead of hook bait hook and position in trail from device. Read that in book titled The Complete Guide to Fishing Skills by Tony Whieldon. They have some very different fishing methods.

                                     Good Luck!

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