How to Make Your Own Fishing Bait

How to Make Your Own Fishing BaitIf you don't mind mixing up a bunch of smelly stuff and making a mess, you can make your own fishing bait. Though there are many fish bait recipes, you may have to go by trial and error. Use what ingredients seem to work best in getting a fish to bite. It may take several tries to perfect a recipe that works best for you. Whatever recipe you decide to use, remember that the smellier it is, the better it will probably work. The recipe below is designed to catch catfish and carp.


Difficulty: Easy

Catfish and Carp Bait Recipe

Things You’ll Need:
  • Large plastic bowl
  • Plastic bucket
  • Blender
  • Mixing spoon
  • Gloves
  • Plastic bag
  • 1 lb. chicken livers
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 10 oz. garlic salt
  • 1 container of worms
  • 1 lb. blue or feta cheese
Step 1
Set your container of chicken livers outside in a hot area that gets sunshine. Allow the livers to sit undisturbed for several hours.
Step 2
Place the chicken livers and worms into the blender and blend together. It is not necessary to liquefy the mixture. Leave the mixture chunky.
Step 3
Pour the mixture into the plastic bowl or bucket. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Add more cornmeal if the mixture is not firm enough to form into balls.
Step 4
Form small balls out of the mixture to use as bait. You may want to wear gloves while handling the fish bait.
Step 5
Place the balls you don't plan on using right away inside of a plastic bag. Place the bait in the freezer until you are ready to use it. Otherwise, the bait is now ready to go fishing with.

Tips & Warnings

This type of bait will hold best if using a treble 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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