Someone has found a sleek way to lure catfish out of a hole – by using Mentos and toothpaste
The person is seen tossing several Mentos sweets into a muddy hole filled with water
He then opens a tube of toothpaste and squirts a generous amount in before mixing it all together
A few seconds pass before the first catfish swims out of the hole making it an easy catch.
The man grabs the fish with his bare hands and puts it into a bucket.
How did this fishing technique work? Several people shared potential reasons:
One Reddit user claimed that catfish swim by scent and are irritated by menthol. So that may have caused them to swim out.
In another video where someone used Coke to catch the fish, one person said that this can happen if you eliminate oxygen from the water.
Another commented that using salt is a cheaper alternative that can have the same effect