How to Make Your Own Fish Bait

How to Make Your Own Fish Bait
Making your own fish bait might be something you don't want to do in the kitchen. Not only is it messy, but it also stinks. Most anglers probably have their own sworn ingredients that work, but this recipe is designed specifically to catch catfish. It is easy to make and, other than the minnows, you probably have most of the ingredients at home. Best of all, you can freeze it and take out what you need as you need it.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Blender 2 dozen dead minnows ¼-cup of dead minnow water ½-cup parmesan cheese 1 box cherry Jell-O ¼-cup molasses 4 tbsp. onion salt 4 tbsp. garlic salt 1 cup bread crumbs 2 tablespoons soy sauce Flour Plastic gloves Plastic baggies
  • Blender
  • 2 dozen dead minnows
  • ¼-cup of dead minnow water
  • ½-cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 box cherry Jell-O
  • ¼-cup molasses
  • 4 tbsp. onion salt
  • 4 tbsp. garlic salt
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Flour
  • Plastic gloves
  • Plastic baggies
 
Step 1
Set your blender up in an area where you won't mind if the fish bait ingredients make a mess or become smelly, such as the garage.
Step 2
Pour two dozen dead minnows into the blender, along with 1/4-cup of the water they were in. Mix for a few seconds.
Step 3
Add 1/2-cup of parmesan cheese and the box of Jell-O and mix for a few seconds again.
Step 4
Add 1/4-cup of molasses, four heaping tbsp. of onion and garlic salt, one cup of bread crumbs and two tbsp. of soy sauce. Mix for approximately 30 seconds.
Step 5
Add one cup of flour to your bait mixture and mix in the blender for approximately 30 seconds. Continue adding flour a little at a time until you end up with a mixture that is thick enough to form balls.
Step 6
Place plastic gloves on your hands, if you don't want to touch the bait. Form the bait mixture into 1-inch balls.
Step 7
Place the bait balls into plastic baggies and store in the freezer. Remove as many bait balls as you will need whenever you go fishing.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
Store the unused bait balls in the freezer until you are ready to use them. They can't spoil since they are already spoiled. When fishing with this type of bait, use a treble hook or looper rig to keep the bait on your hook. This type of bait usually does not work well with a single hook.
 
Store the unused bait balls in the freezer until you are ready to use them. They can't spoil since they are already spoiled.
 
When fishing with this type of bait, use a treble hook or looper rig to keep the bait on your hook. This type of bait usually does not work well with a single hook.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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