How to Make Stink Bait

How to Make Stink Bait
Stink bait is often used when fishing for catfish. Catfish are attracted to bait with a strong smell as they use their sense of smell to find food. Stink bait is usually made with rotten ingredients blended together with other ingredients to form a dough. Forming the bait into a dough will allow you to attach the bait to a hook and prevent it from falling apart in the water while you fish.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Rotten night crawlers, 35
  • Sealable container
  • Beef liver, 1 lb.
  • Blender
  • Sour cream, 1 pint
  • Garlic powder, 3 tbsp.
  • Mixing bowl
  • Frozen bread dough, 1 lb., thawed
  • Flour
  • Ziploc freezer bags
Step 1
Allow 35 night crawlers to rot by placing them in a sealed container in a warm, dry place. The night crawlers will die and become rotten within a few days.
Step 2
Chop 1 pound of beef liver into large chunks. Process the liver in a blender or food processor until it is liquefied.
Step 3
Blend 1 pint of sour cream, 3 tbsp. garlic powder, rotten night crawlers and liquefied beef liver in a large mixing bowl.
Step 4
Add 1 pound of thawed bread dough to the mixture and knead all of the ingredients together. Add flour 1 tablespoon at a time, as needed, if the mixture is too sticky to handle.
Step 5
Seal the mixture in large Ziploc freezer bags. You will probably need at least two bags to contain the stink bait. Remove as much air as you can before sealing the bags and allow the bags to rest at room temperature for two days before attempting to fish with the bait.

Article Written By Kittie McCoy

Kittie McCoy has been a freelance writer since 2008. She is also a part-time personal trainer and licensed entertainer in Las Vegas. She enjoys sharing her love of physical fitness and experience in the entertainment industry via her writing.

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