How to Make Nitro Dough Premium Trout Bait

How to Make Nitro Dough Premium Trout Bait
Every fisherman has his secrets, and trout fishermen are no exception. Some use lures, but many swear by Nitro Dough premium trout bait, a scented, brightly colored dough that is sold in pails and rolled up in balls by avid trout fisherman. While some say that the store-bought version of the bait works fine, others scoff at the idea of using prepackaged bait. Whether their homemade version attracts trout better is debatable, but if you want to experience trout fishing the way the old-timers do it, try making your own trout dough bait.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • 1/2 cup processed cheese
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Microwave
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • Stock pot filled with water
  • Stove
  • Paper towels
  • Slotted spoon
  • Plastic container with lid
Step 1
Microwave 1/2 cup of processed cheese in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
Step 2
Mix in two cups of water, one cup of flour, one cup of cornmeal, 1/2 cup of sugar and one tbsp. of garlic powder until thoroughly blended with the melted cheese.
Step 3
Put a stock pot filled with water on the stove and set the heat to "high." While you are waiting for the water in the stock pot to boil, lay out paper towels and form the dough into 1/4-inch balls. Set the dough balls on the paper towels.
Step 4
Drop the dough balls into the boiling water with a slotted spoon, and cook them for two minutes. Remove the trout bait dough balls with the slotted spoon and place them on the paper towels to absorb the excess moisture.
Step 5
Store the trout bait dough balls in a plastic container with the lid tightly sealed for your fishing expedition.

Tips & Warnings

Add any color food coloring to your trout bait dough during the mixing stage to add color.

Article Written By Elizabeth Grace

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Elizabeth Grace is a freelance writer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Pepperdine University, and has 15 years of experience developing marketing campaigns for universities and multinational corporations.

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