Homemade Trout Fishing Bait

Homemade Trout Fishing Bait
Fishing for trout may involve a wide variety of lures and baits ranging from tiny, delicately tied dry flies to larger inline spinners. However, many trout anglers prefer to use homemade baits that often feature closely guarded ingredients. Making trout bait is a fun project and allows for customizing the bait to meet the needs and preference of the angler.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Velveeta cheese Garlic Anise oil Water Corn meal All-purpose flour Rubber gloves Cooking pot
  • Velveeta cheese
  • Garlic
  • Anise oil
  • Water
  • Corn meal
  • All-purpose flour
  • Rubber gloves
  • Cooking pot
Step 1
Melt one block of Velveeta cream cheese in a microwave-safe container. Make sure the cheese is completely melted and there are no solid pieces of cheese remaining.
Step 2
Add one cup of water, one cup of all purpose flour, 1/2 cup of corn meal (coarsely ground if possible), 1 tbsp. of crushed garlic or garlic salt, and one to two tsps. of anise oil to the melted cheese and stir in thoroughly. Keep in mind that the garlic and anise oil particularly are very potent, so add these ingredients a little at a time.
Step 3
Place a pan or pot onto a stove, fill to the halfway point with water, and bring to a boil.
Step 4
Put on the rubber or latex gloves to prevent the odor from the bait from transferring to your hands. Pinch about 1/2 tsp. of the bait from the bowl and roll in your hands to form a ball. The ball should be about the size of a salmon egg, which is about 1/2 inch in diameter.
Step 5
Carefully drop the bait ball into the boiling water and allow to cook for no more than 2 minutes. The cooking process will help form the ball and prevent the bait from immediately beginning to dissolve when fishing. Remove the ball with a spoon and place on a paper towel to dry.

Tips & Warnings

 
Add food coloring such as red, orange, or green to add another dimension to the bait.
 
Use caution when handling the cheese once it is removed from the microwave as it will be very hot and capable of causing a severe burn. Also use caution when dropping the bait ball into the boiling water as well as when you remove the bait from the water.
 
Use caution when handling the cheese once it is removed from the microwave as it will be very hot and capable of causing a severe burn.
 
Also use caution when dropping the bait ball into the boiling water as well as when you remove the bait from the water.

Article Written By Tara Dooley

Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.

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