Recipes for Fishing Bait Made With Flour

Recipes for Fishing Bait Made With FlourPreparing homemade bait is an economical and alternative option to expensive lures and bait products purchased from fishermen, superstores and tackle shops. Using easy-to-find ingredients, you can prepare your own fishing bait for large fish such as catfish and carp. The recipe calls for flour and only requires 10 minutes to complete, including prep and cook time. Mold the dough balls onto your hook--any type and size will work--and drop the bait to the bottom for superior strikes.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

How to:

Things You’ll Need:
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • 1 qt. container filled with water
  • 1 cup molasses
  • Garlic powder or licorice powder
  • Cooking pan
Step 1
Combine 1 cup white flour, 1 cup yellow cornmeal and 1 tsp. sugar in a large mixing bowl. Stir briskly with a mixing spoon.
Step 2
Add several cups of water--but no more than 1 quart--into the mixture to make thick, solid dough.
Step 3
Knead the dough briefly to strengthen its solidity. Shape the balls about 1/2-inch to 1-inch circles.
Step 4
Mix the remaining water in a 1-qt. container with 1 cup molasses. Pour the mixture into a pan or pot. Top with a pinch of garlic powder or licorice powder for flavor.
Step 5
Bring the mixture to a rapid boil. Drop each dough ball into the pan without overcrowding it. Cook for three minutes and let stand to cool.
Step 6
Thread your hooks with bait balls. Drop your line to any depth when ready.

Tips & Warnings

Hook the dough ball through the center and pull down to embed the hook point.
Dough balls must cool completely before use or injury may occur.


Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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