How to Make Garlic Fish Bait

How to Make Garlic Fish BaitCatfish, carp and other bottom feeding fish will eat almost anything, from meat to marshmallows. Garlic, with its strong smell and flavor is a favorite ingredient in many fishing baits. It can be added to pretty much any bait recipe to provide an additional aroma to draw the cats. Experiment with garlic and other ingredients to find the perfect formula for catching cats in your lake.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

How to:

Things You’ll Need:
  • Meat scraps
  • Knife
  • Freezer bags
  • Garlic powder
  • Chicken blood
  • Fish water
  • Raw garlic
  • Garlic powder
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Blender
Step 1
Save unwanted meat scraps. Catfish and other scavengers will eat scraps of fish, fatty pieces of chicken, hot dogs, sausages and anything else you don't eat.
Step 2
Grind the meat in a blender to a pasty substance.
Step 3
Blend cheese and garlic powder, garlic salt or raw garlic in with the meat. If you have animal blood or leftover water from canned fish, add that as well.
Step 4
Pour the mixture into a bowl and mix in flour until it reaches the consistency of dough. If the mixture is too dry to form dough, add water to it.
Step 5
Place the garlic bait in a food storage container and freeze it. Take it out a few days before your fishing trip and let it thaw in the refrigerator. For a more pungent garlic fish bait, leave it sitting in the fridge for about a week prior to fishing to allow the bait to rot somewhat.

Article Written By Isaiah David

Isaiah David is a freelance writer and musician living in Portland, Ore. He has over five years experience as a professional writer and has been published on various online outlets. He holds a degree in creative writing from the University of Michigan.

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