Redneck’s Catfish Bait Soap

Redneck’s Catfish Bait Soap is an old fashioned lye soap catfish bait manufactured in Texas by Chad Ferguson, the founder of The Texas Catfishing Resource – Whiskerkitty.


I wanted to provide a brief history of Redneck’s Catfish Bait Soap here on the Texas Catfishing Resource since I am working on adding new content and pages to the new format and redesign of the webpage. I am just going to hit the highlights here. For the full details you can go to the Redneck’s Catfish Bait Soap website.

Redneck’s Catfish Bait Soap is made from my families old lye soap bait recipe. That recipe is now over 70 years old.

A number of years ago, after starting the website I started making my families secret recipe for my own personal use and was giving some away to friends and family. It quickly reached a point where I was giving away so much bait that I could no longer afford to do so.

I started selling it for enough to cover my cost to friends and family and at one point the phone started ringing and more and more people were trying to get their hands on this exceptional product for jug fishing and trotlines, and after a while it started getting out of hand.

I started selling it locally through some retailers here in Fort Worth Texas like Olsen’s Pro Am Fishing Shop and eventually ended up putting a website online and started shipping it all over the United States, and the rest if history.

I never intended to be in the bait business and I never dreamed that I would be producing the quantities that I produce today, but when you have a good thing, people want it.

The product is made today just like it was seventy years ago by my grandfather, with the same ingredients, and the same process (just bigger batches) and it is still truly a “homemade” product. I personally make every single batch of it here in Saginaw Texas with the assistance of my son and occasional help from a friend every now and then.

Redneck’s excels as a trotline and jug fishing bait (or any form of setlines) but it will work on rod and reel also. I personally use it for jug fishing and trotlines but have used it for rod and reel fishing as well over the years with great success. I have a number of customers who use the bait on rod and reel for drift fishing for catfish and they tell me they do quite well with it.

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