Catfish punch baits or punch baits are very popular catfish baits
for catching channel catfish
. These baits are typically cheese based and have fiber material in them to make them thick and help keep them on the hook.
One of the advantages of punch baits is because they are so thick they stick to a plain treble hook, eliminating the need for a lot of extra catfish tackle
One common problem anglers have when using these baits is because they are cheese based they get runny in the heat and will not stay on the hook well, rendering them ineffective.
This is a simple and free technique that you can use to thicken these types of baits and if they get runny and won't stay on the hook so you can get back to fishing.