One of the success factors in baung fishing is the bait. But besides that, you also have to know the time which is the place to fish this one.

Baung fish is a type of freshwater fish that is widespread in Southeast Asia, China and Africa.

The characteristics of the baung fish:

  • Has physical features resembling a catfish, but the head is slightly flattened.
  • At the top of the skull is rough and not covered by skin.
  • Included in the type of fish without scales.
  • Slippery body.
  • Has a characteristic form of three spines (patil), which are on the left – right side of the head and the beginning of the dorsal fin.

You need to know if baung fish are nocturnal animals or spend more time at night.

Not only that, baung fish are also omnivores (eat everything), so baung fishing bait is easy to make, here are some baung fish bait concoctions that you can use:

1. Baung Kucur Fish Bait

baung fish bait in cloudy water


  • 2 yellow duck eggs only chicken intestine / cow intestine
  • Fish meat / chicken meat
  • Cow / goat fat
  • Cotton to taste
  • Essen

Ways of making:

  • The first step is to prepare a container then put all the ingredients into the container.
  • Add enough water then stir until all the ingredients are mixed.
  • Close the container tightly and let stand for about 3 days.
  • Allowing the dough to stand still is intended so that all the ingredients are mixed and then give off a strong smell.
  • Umpah is ready to use.

2. River Baung Fish Bait

clear water baung fish bait


  • 1 packet of fish meal.
  • 2 duck eggs, just the yolk.
  • 2 packs of shrimp paste.
  • 25 grams of shrimp pellets.
  • Enough water.
  • Cotton to taste.

Ways of making:

  • Prepare a container
  • Then enter all ingredients except cotton & water.
  • Then add water little by little.
  • Combine all ingredients then stir until blended.

3. The Most Effective Fish Bait

baung fish bait besides running


  • Garlic.
  • Sepi / jengkol planted.
  • Goat / beef fat.
  • Chicken intestine.
  • Margarine.
  • Duck egg yolk.
  • Coconut milk.

Method 1:

  • First clean the intestines from chicken fat.
  • Then cut the intestines about 10 cm / inch so that they are easy to use as bait.
  • Then enter the intestine into a plastic bottle about 20/30 pieces.
  • When putting the chicken intestines into the bottle, try to have room for air so that the chicken intestines do not explode.
  • Then pile up the plastic bottles containing the chicken intestines for about 3 days.
  • Then open the bottle every day to get rid of the gas and water in it, do this for 3 days.

Method 2:

  • You finely chop jengkol, beef or goat fat, garlic and put it in the container.
  • Then mix coconut milk, margarine, and duck eggs then stir until well blended.
  • Next, remove the hoarded intestine, mix all the ingredients that have been evenly distributed with the chicken intestine.
  • The final step is to put the chicken intestines that have been mixed with all the ingredients in the bottle again, put it in the ground again for 3 days.
  • If so, the bait is ready to use.

4. Fish Bait in Turbid Water

egg yolk


  • 2 egg yolks
  • Cotton to taste
  • Chicken intestines to taste
  • Goat or beef fat

Ways of making:

  • First you mix enough chicken intestines in a container.
  • Then add the egg yolk.
  • Then add the goat / beef fat.
  • When all the ingredients are combined, stir until blended.
  • Don’t forget to cover it tightly, so that no air can get into the container.
  • Then put it in the ground and fill it up.
  • Let the dough be left for 3 days and 3 nights.

5. Natural Fish Bait


As mentioned earlier, the baung fish is omnivorous, so there are many different bait options for it.

Here are some effective natural baung fish bait for fishing, including:

a. Shrimp

Shrimp is one of the most potent baung fish bait and has been used since time immemorial.

Use freshwater prawns that are still fresh. Then tie the shrimp to the hook as a whole.

You can find freshwater shrimp in fishing supply stores or those that sell daily staples.

b. Earthworms

You can easily find worms around the place where you live and in the fishing spots that you will visit.

Just tips, after you hook the bait to the hook, you leave a little part of the tail at the end, so that the worm can move around. So that it will attract the attention of the fish.

c. Fish Wader

Wader fish is a species of small fish that lives in fresh water.

So it becomes delicious prey for pomfret fish, cork, tilapia and other freshwater fish including baung fish.

To use this one bait, try to keep the fish alive.

After you hook it with the fishing rod on the back, you throw it and pull it slowly so that it can attract the attention of the fish underneath.

d. Puyau Fish Boy

Puyau fry are also known as nilem fish.

The habitat of this fish is found mostly on the surface of the water, which is suitable for baiting and proving to be very effective.

Use puyau fish puppies that are still small, and this type of bait is recommended when you fish at night, but you can use it during the day.

How to use it simply hook the hook at the top of the fish fin.

e. Leaf caterpillar

There are many types of leaf caterpillars, but one that is highly recommended is the banana leaf caterpillar.

As the name implies, you can find these caterpillars in banana leaves which are usually tree destroyers.

You can find it on rolling banana leaves.

f. Crickets

These underground habitats make a delicious treat for most freshwater fish.

You don’t need to mix it, just hook it to the hook.

g. Grasshoppers

You can find these grasshoppers in grassy areas, plantations, forests, thatch and other dry habitats.

h. Chicken intestine

Besides being made into a concoction, you can also use this chicken intestine directly by using several other ingredients for fishing for baung fish.

Chicken intestine is very effective because it has a distinctive smell and is able to attract the attention of the baung fish.

You only need to mix duck egg yolk and beef / goat fat, then it’s ready to use.

i. Kroto

Kroto or young ant eggs are also used as bait for all types of fish that live in fresh water.

Because it is difficult to find it manually, so you can buy it at a fishing supply store.

You choose Kroto which is still fresh and has a distinctive smell.

j. Laron

These larvae become light stimulants that are very easy to find when the rainy season arrives.

In general, the flock will attack houses, street lamps or other bright places at night.

You can use this laron by removing its wings first, then tying a few of the moths until the hook is full.