A bait I just recently mixed together was Kellogs Smart
start,about a cup of that, half a hot dog, 1 can of tuna, water
and enough flower to make it doughy. Use it as a dip for sponge
bait or dip a plastic worm on a hook in it.
Mix crushed cornflakes, big red soda, 1 egg, and ground
oatmeal in a big bowl until you make mush. Then start adding
flour and water until it turns into a big dough ball. Works great
for channel cat and small blues!!!
First you take one cup of flour and mix it with 1/2 a cup of
water and add some vanilla extract to the bait. Then add some
corn and a little apple cider vinegar. Mix it up really good.
Then take some cat or dog food and put about a hand full in. Mix
it all up really good and if it is wet put more flour in until it
is really thick and hard to stir. Then you can put it in a ball
on your hook and it should catch a carp or nice channel catfish.
I have found that a single piece of canned corn works good for
trout. I have fished it under a cork and my friends with a small
split shot in front of it (6 to 8 inches).
A quick bait for Kids. Can of corn & small hook size 12,
bait the hook, throw in a hand full of corn & some juice.
This bait will catch any type of fish, Carp, SunFish, Bluegill,
Crappies or Bass. Had a kid win a tournament with a 4.6 lbs.
Mixture should be somewhat runny. Add more flour and corn meal
to adjust. When you feel it is right, add cotton to bind dough
balls together. Then, form quarter size dough balls and drop into
boiling water, when dough floats they are done. Dry on newspaper.
When dough balls have set up place a dozen into a small paper bag
and sprinkle with anise extract. Freeze what ever isn't used.
Put a small ball of the mixture and a marshmallow on a hook.
Flour and water one can parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Then make into small balls and cook in boiling water until firm. Then go knock 'em dead!
Stays on hook real well, works good in rivers or lake.
You also can add garlic, anise or any other fragrant herb you can think of. Substitute water for the blood and add garlic or peanut butter and this makes a good carp or buffalo bait. Mix the dough well. I use an old stand mixer that I bought at a carport sale. The longer that you mix it the stiffer it becomes. Also add water in 1/4 cup increments and test dough.
Here's a good one if you can make them small enough take rye bread peanut butter and bacon bits smush them together and refrigerate for 2 hours put them on a hook anything will take it.
Put some dog food in a bowl with water . LET it sit there 1 to 2 days then put it on a hook and let it harden. Then your set. TOP WATER FISHING ONLY.
I would first like to say that I enjoy your fishing techniques and bait recipes. I would like to add a few recipes and tricks I have learned through the years fishing with my dad and my brother. Following is a few basic baits I have had success with.
(pieces of panty hose works well for all types fragile and soft bait when trying to keep it on the hook. It also keeps the unwanted fish from robbing your bait.)
Above are the basic baits, however I have a couple of
interesting recipes and tricks that I use most often....