How to Make Your Own Paste Fishing Baits

How to Make Your Own Paste Fishing Baits
Paste baits are used to catch a variety of fish, including carp, catfish, bream and trout. The baits are usually strongly scented to lure fish. Because they do not have hard shells like boilies, they spread a scent trail more effectively, making them a favorite with many anglers. Fishermen often experiment with a variety of ingredients to try to discover the best bait for their fishing conditions.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Bread Paste

Things You’ll Need:
  • Bread
  • Oil
  • Flavoring
  • Peanut butter
  • Cheese
  • Garlic salt
  • Rotten fish
Step 1
Cut the crusts off the bread.
Step 2
Spread cod liver oil onto each slice of bread with a butter knife. Use two capfuls of oil for each slice of bread. Spread it evenly to get the bread to absorb as much oil as possible.
Step 3
Knead all the bread together into a big ball. It should have a gooey, paste-like consistency.
Step 4
Knead 2 to 3 tbsp. of strawberry flavoring into a loaf full of paste bait. Strawberry syrup, strawberry drink mix or gelatin mix will work.
Step 5
Knead in pungent ingredients if you wish to create a pungent bait. Add garlic salt, mozzarella cheese, peanut butter, cat food, ground fish or other strong-smelling ingredients to create a stinky bait paste. Many fish like both sweet and pungent baits.
Step 6
Store the paste bait in a food storage container or bag. Keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.
Step 7
Pinch a small amount of bait off the loaf, roll it into a ball and thread it onto a hook. Try the bait on your chosen fish.
Step 8
Make paste bait again with different flavoring on a subsequent fishing trip. Use almond oil instead of cod oil and use vanilla, maple, blackberry or another sweet flavor in place of strawberry. Observe which version seems to get the most bites and the biggest fish.

Tips & Warnings

Keep a fishing log. Write down where you fish, what you used as bait and what your results were every day. Try to determine which combination of ingredients gets the best results.

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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