How to Make Great Fish Bait

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Get ahead of the competition by making homemade fish bait. Follow a fish bait recipe or create a mock fish to attract a variety of fish to your line. Use these tips to make great fish bait that will help you catch all the fish you want.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Make fish bait by taking a small rubber minnow and adding a weight to it. Place a small weight inside the minnow. Add a hook to the end of the minnow bait and attach fishing line.

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    Use cured salmon eggs. Cut open a salmon and remove the egg sacs. Cure the eggs by covering them with borax. Dry the eggs in a sheltered area for several days until they are dried out.

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    Spread cheese on rolled out pie pastry. Roll the pastry and cheese into a ball and knead it to mix it up well. Freeze the fish bait until you need to use it. Then thaw it out and roll it into tiny balls.

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    Make dough balls from raw bread dough soaked in tuna juice or make dough balls by soaking stale bread in tuna or water and squishing them into little balls. Add cheddar cheese or orange food coloring to attract the fish.

  5. 5

    Combine chicken liver, animal blood and garlic in a container or bucket. You can use the liquid mixture as bait by dumping it into the area where you will be fishing. The fish will be attracted to the bits of liver and the smell.

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