How to Make Stink Fishing Bait

How to Make Stink Fishing BaitStink bait is an unpleasant concoction of fragrant ingredients designed to catch catfish and carp. Most catfish enthusiasts have their own stink bait recipe, but they all have one thing in common: dough. Without some flour to hold all the disgusting ingredients together, the stink bait will fall off the hook.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

How to:

Things You’ll Need:
  • Beef and chicken livers
  • Sausage
  • Chicken blood
  • Raw fish
  • Shrimp
  • Putrefied nightcrawlers
  • Sour cream
  • Garlic
  • Unscented bar soap
  • Flour
  • Prepared bread dough
Step 1
Gather your meat ingredients together. Catfish are known to love beef and chicken livers, sausage, chicken blood, raw fish and shrimp and even putrefied nightcrawlers. If you have some fish that's a bit past its prime in your fridge, or some sausages you don't want, this is a good time to use them.
Step 2
Gather any other ingredients you want to use. Some fishermen like to use sour cream, garlic or even unscented bar soap to attract catfish. If you are adding in bar soap, be sure to cut it into small pieces. You will also need to have either flour or prepared bread dough on hand.
Step 3
Put all the ingredients except for the dough or flour into a blender and liquefy them.
Step 4
Pour the blended gunk into a bowl, and work it into the bread dough or flour. You need to use at least enough bread dough to make the bait into dough balls that will hold together.
Step 5
Put the bait in a sealed food bag and squeeze out all the air before sealing it. Leave it in the fridge for two days. If the bag fills too full with decaying gasses on the second day, you can take it outside and squeeze some air out before putting it back in the fridge.
Step 6
Pull a small chunk off the bait, roll it into a ball and stick it on a looper rig to fish.

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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