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What is it about bacon that crays like so much?

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#1 Betta132

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 02:16 PM

There's a river near us where crayfish can often be found sitting at the water line, eating the algae that grows there. If you drop a hook baited with bacon fat on one, he'll grab like crazy until he gets it, then he'll stuff it in his mouth and keep it. They hold on so tight that you can lift them three feet out of the water and onto the bank, and they don't let go until they slip off. 

They won't do that with any other bait I've tried so far, though. They'll prod at most things, but it's only bacon they go nuts for. Why do they like bacon so much? Is it the salt? 

Do shrimp and prawns have a similar reaction? I've never found any to try it with. 

#2 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 04:07 PM

What is it about bacon that I like so much?

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#3 kirby007

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 06:15 PM

Pretty sure you could catch anything but a vegetarian with bacon, and you'd still be tempting them to turn lol

#4 BenCantrell

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 07:53 PM

Don't walk around with bacon in your pocket!

#5 FirstChAoS

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:06 AM

Using bacon for bait could catch me.

#6 mattknepley

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:20 AM

Don't know where you are Josh B., but I have your back...

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#7 AussiePeter

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 05:00 PM

Pretty sure you could catch anything but a vegetarian with bacon, and you'd still be tempting them to turn lol


Saw a vegetarian eat bacon once by accident, said it was the best salad they had ever eaten!  Then they saw the little piece of bacon still on the plate after having gobbled it all up!  Luckily they didn't freak out about it....

#8 Aquastudent

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 07:07 PM

If there was a hook covered with bacon that some aliens dropped down from their ship I know I'd bite...even if I knew there was a hook...

#9 JackieFisher

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:37 PM

LOL just LOL


- were your bacon cooked or raw please?

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