It has been known for a long time that the catfish is a predator with a very well-developed sense of smell and taste and is attracted by - to put it mildly - not very pleasant smells. The traditional method of fishing with the liver is well known. No wonder that catfish pellets and boiles
turned out to be extremely effective baits, very similar to those used by carp fishing
anglers but of a much larger size. They can be used both as groundbait and hair rig baits. Fish smells and the liver dominate.
An interesting flavor and aroma addition are dips that can be used for pouring over baits and groundbaits immediately before use.