Using Tobacco as Fish Bait

Using Tobacco as Fish Bait
Using tobacco as fish bait may be an easy alternative to mixing up your own homemade batch. But its potential dangers and strong odor may keep you from a successful catch. You also run the risk of damaging the fish before you have a chance to enjoy them for dinner. If you must use tobacco as fish bait, use it sparingly and carefully.

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Tobacco Fish bait
  • Tobacco
  • Fish bait
Step 1
Roll your existing fish bait with dry tobacco. Some avid fishermen associate strong odors with attracting some fish, including carp. Too much tobacco could cause an adverse reaction and damage the fish.
Step 2
Remember that nicotine contains harsh chemicals and can be poisonous to fish and to those who eat them. Do not use tobacco from a manufactured cigarette.
Step 3
Avoid spitting dipping tobacco on your bait. Mix the tobacco directly into your homemade fish bait recipe instead. Spitting the tobacco will just wash off the moment it hits the water.
Step 4
Consider how using tobacco on fish bait got started in the first place. Fishermen frequently spit on their bait for good luck and not to entice the fish. Using tobacco is probably not be effective for a day on the water.
Step 5
Use tobacco sparingly as fish bait. Too much will create a strong and unappealing odor and drive the fish away.

Tips & Warnings

 
Use a homemade fish recipe instead and skip the tobacco.
 
The use of tobacco as fish bait could be dangerous, poisonous and ineffective. Check your local fishing ordinances for any issues with licensing or bait.
 
The use of tobacco as fish bait could be dangerous, poisonous and ineffective.
 
Check your local fishing ordinances for any issues with licensing or bait.

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