Chicken liver is a good bait for striped bass. Most anglers don’t use chicken liver as bait, but they are truly missing out. For some reason, striped bass like the taste of chicken livers and they will pick it up off the bottom the same way that catfish will. Chicken liver tends to be more productive in the early spring, but catfish anglers report catches of striped bass on chicken liver during the entire open water season. The biggest challenge for most anglers is learning how to get the liver to stay on your hook.