I've had good luck with hot dogs soaked in garlic and anise extract. I get the cheapest hot dogs I can find and mix them with garlic that I buy in a jar at Wal-mart and a little anise extract ( I can't find anise oil). Then I put it into the fridge for a week or two.
It works well on trotlines and yoyo's. I have trouble keeping it on the hook when casting though.
James, My name is also Jimmy Don and I am from arkansas...... Welcome aboard. Wierd, I thought I was the only one branded with that name. Forget the hotdogs Fish eat fish.... keep that in mind. later Mac
Slice up 1lb of hot dogs then put them all in a blender blend them well. then empty them into a large bowl and add to the hot dog mix your anise oil or what ever you want then stir them well. if not thick enuff for you add alittle flour to it and mix again.
Get you some looper rigs dip them init and work it around pull it out and cast and wait for the fish to hit. hope this is to some help.