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    Chuck
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    Default Catfish and Carp homemade recipes

    hope some of the receipes will help.

    Catfish/Carp Corn Bait
    Ingredients:
    Can of whole corn
    Vanilla extract

    Preparation:
    Drain the water from the can of corn, and leave only about 5 percent water in the can.
    Pour enough vanilla in the can until the corn turns a brownish-yellow color (use your own judgement).
    Shake the can, and let the vanilla absorb into the corn.
    Depending on your hook, I personally use a #2 treble hook, you should be able to slide on about 4 or
    5 good sized pieces of corn.

    Anise Carp Bait
    Ingredients:
    7 slices white bread-remove crusts
    1 raw egg
    1 raw carrot-shaved
    1 cap anise
    flour

    Preparation:
    Break up bread into 2 inch pieces
    Add egg, carrot, and anise
    Hand mix
    Refrigerate overnight
    Next day, lightly flour
    Make small dough balls (keep in plastic bag sealed to prevent drying out).

    Simple Dough Bait
    Ingredients:
    1 cup flour
    1 cup corn meal
    1 cup water
    Vanilla extract (as much as desired)

    Preparation:
    Put the corn meal and flour into a bowl.
    Put the water into a pot and add as much vanilla flavor as you want.
    After the water begins to boil add mixture of flour and corn meal, let absorb the water then take the
    pot off the heat.
    Knead and mush the mixture until dough is thick enough to stay on your hook.
    Put into a ziploc baggie after it cools.

    Sure Shot Carp Bait
    Ingredients:
    Wheaties
    vanilla extract
    wheat germ
    banana
    whole corn
    sugar

    Preparation:
    Put Wheaties in large type bowl several handfuls
    Add banana combine with Wheaties until it begins to stick together then add vanilla extract
    Add in wheat germ, then corn
    Put a pinch of sugar in also
    Mix all together until you get sticky type results.

    Strawberry/Rice
    Ingredients:
    Rice
    Ketchup
    Hot sauce
    Strawberry Kool-aid or strawberry Jello

    Preparation:
    Cook rice
    Mix ketchup
    Add hot sauce
    Add Kool-aid or strawberry Jello
    Mix and put it in a container. Let sit in the refrigerator.

    Blood Bait
    Ingredients:
    Brown sugar
    Vanilla Extract
    Bag of fresh chicken breasts or some other kind of meat with plentiful blood
    Piece of plywood or some other container.

    Preparation:
    First start off by pouring your blood onto your container (make sure its a flat container.)
    Then sprinkle a thick layer of brown sugar onto your blood bait.
    Let the blood dry up and become crusty and dry.
    Pour your bottle of vanilla extract onto the blood bait covering as much as possible.
    Once again sprinkle a thick layer of brown sugar onto the blood bait again, then using a fork punch
    holes all over the bait.
    Remove your bait from the plywood or container and let that side dry if necessary, then cut into 3/4 of
    an inch by 3/4 of an inch squares or something appropriate for the hook you use.

    Sure Fire Bait
    Ingredients:
    4 to 5 cups of crushed corn flakes.
    1/4 cup vanilla abstract
    1 cup Big Red (or any strawberry soda)

    Preparation:
    Mix the crushed corn flakes and ingredients into a microwavable bowl and microwave for 6 minutes.
    Let stand for 10 minutes.
    Mix well and make into small balls.
    Note: If mixture is not firm enough to remain on a treble hook, add more crushed corn flakes.

    Buffalo Bait
    Ingredients:
    Cotton seed meal
    Chocolate syrup or strawberry syrup
    Add black pepper for buffalo carp.

    Preparation:
    Combine ingredients and use water, as needed, to make into dough balls.

    King Cat Bait
    Ingredients:
    Tuna (3 cans)
    Minced Garlic (1 tsp)
    Rotten Cheese (1/2 stick Velveeta)

    Preparation:
    Add Tuna, Rotten Cheese and Garlic in 1 quart bowl.
    Stir with spoon.

    Peanut Butter/Bread Bait
    Ingredients:
    Peanut Butter
    2 pieces of Whole Wheat Bread
    Water

    Preparation:
    take two pieces of wholewheat bread and cut off crust
    spread peanut butter on one side only of each piece
    put peanut butter slices together and put into bowl
    add (only) 2 tablespoons of water and work with your hand
    when ready it will leave your hand and bowl clean.

    Catfish Cornflakes
    Ingredients:
    Corn Flakes
    water
    cheese powder from Mac and Cheese mix
    creamy peanut butter

    Preparation:
    Take the Corn Flakes and add water and smash it together with a fork.
    Let it sit for 5 minutes than add the cheese powder and mix.
    Then add the peanut butter and mix and mash very well.
    Freeze it until you are ready to fish.

    Strawberry Catfish Bait
    Ingredients:
    2cups of instant oats
    3 oz of straberry jello
    lake water (from where your going to fish)

    Preparation:
    Mix instant oats, straberry jello, and lakewater in a 1 gallon zip-loc baggie.
    Mix until blended well.
    Press mixture (in baggie) flat and let sit for 2-3 days.

    Nuke Bait
    Ingredients:
    2 cups cornmeal
    1 1/2 cups flour
    1 cup oatmeal
    3 tsp maple syrup
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 pkg gelatin(strawberry,cherry,grape-Any flavor)
    1 tsp vanilla
    2 cups water
    1 bag of small flavored marshmallows

    Preparation:
    Pour all ingredients except flour into pot, mix together
    On medium-low heat, stir all ingredient together till all marshmallows are gone
    Add 1/2 cup flour and stir till there is no flour left.
    Add another 1/2 cup flour and stir till there is no flour left
    And once again add another 1/2 cup flour and stir till there is no flour left
    Keep stiring till its like dough or till your wrist is broken, what ever comes first :-)
    Put in a old butter tub and place in fridge till ready to use
    When at the water, roll into good sized ball around hook.

    Coconut Bait
    Ingredients:
    cut pieces of chicken bait
    coconut essence

    Preparation:
    You will find coconut essence at your local grocery store. Just mix that with cut chicken bait overnight
    and you will be ready.

    Sardine Oil Bait
    Ingredients:
    one can of Sardines with oil
    a couple dozen worms or crawlers

    Preparation:
    Simply mix all together.

    Hotdog Bait
    Ingredients:
    six pack of really cheap hotdogs
    teriyaki or vinegar
    garlic salt
    powdered iced tea
    brown sugar
    seasoned salt
    parmesan cheese

    Preparation:
    Cut hotdogs up into lots of small pieces.
    Do the same for some bacon.
    put all the chopped pieces in a jar and pour some teriyaki, vinegar - it doesn't matter what kind.
    add garlic salt, powdered iced tea, brown sugar, seasoned salt and parmesan cheese.

    Hamburger Bait
    Ingredients:
    1 pound hamburger
    two cups Wheaties
    half jar of strawberry jelly
    flour

    Preparation:
    Start with 1 pound hamburger, add two cups Wheaties and mix together
    Add about a half jar of strawberry jelly the bait will be very moist and sticky
    Take some flour and mix and knead bait until you get your desired stiffness to stay on hook.

    Oatmeal/Sardine Catfish Bait
    Ingredients:
    oatmeal
    sardines

    Preparation:
    Mix sardines with oatmeal.
    Add water* until oatmeal will stay on hook
    *It does not hurt to use the soybean oil that the sardines came in. Adds to the water a slick for fish to
    follow.

    Instant Carp Bait
    Ingredients:
    Garlic Salt
    Water
    Cup of Flour
    Wheaties

    Preparation:
    Mix Wheaties, Garlic Salt and Flour together (Wheaties needs to be crunched)
    Dip in water
    Mold into balls.

    Chicken Liver Catfish Bait
    Ingredients:
    1 pound bag of instant grits plain
    chicken livers
    anise extract

    Preparation:
    First dump grits in a bucket
    Separately blend chicken livers up with the anise extract then put in with grits mix until the texture is
    good enough to stay on hook
    You may or may not need to add more grits
    First put a sugar corn pop on the hook then wrap mixed dough around the pop.

    Liver Boilie Bait
    Ingredients:
    10 ounces Semolina
    2 ounces Soya flour
    4 ounces Liver (liquidized)
    1 tablespoon Garlic powder (not salt)
    3 tablespoon Clear honey
    4-6 large Eggs
    Your own flavor,color or enhancer

    Preparation:
    Liquidize the liver in an electric blender.
    Gently fold in the eggs, garlic powder and honey. You can add coloring, flavoring or enhancers at this
    point if required.
    Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl.
    Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and add to the liver mixture a little at a time until you have a
    stiff paste.
    Add more egg or semolina to get the right consistency. Roll the mix into balls and boil for 2-6 minutes
    (the longer they are boiled, the harder the baits will be).
    Lay the baits out on old towels or paper and dry for a least 6 hrs.

    Catfish Cheese Bait
    Ingredients:
    1 pint of milk
    1/2 pound limburger cheese, melted
    2 tablespoons of molasses
    oatmeal

    Preparation:
    Melt cheese and add in milk and molasses
    Add oatmeal until the right consistency in order for ball to stay on hook. Give the oatmeal proper
    absorption time before adding too much.


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    Default Very interesting!

    Thank you very much for sharing! I appreciate it. Reps to ya.:big_smile:


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    Thanks will definately try a couple of these. Definately the corn bait. Thanky you again.

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    Thanks! great recipies. will deff. try some.

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    Bill
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    Are these recipes that you have actually cought fish on? Some of them sound pretty good.

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    Wow a lot of stuff to try now thax
    :smile2:

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    We always use spinach and corn flakes. 1 box of cornflakes, 2 cans of spinach. Just take the kroger, walmart, or whatever place you bought thems bag and mix together on site. Chill for a little bit. Put it on the hook and Get busy catching carp and channels. Hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck7700 View Post
    hope some of the receipes will help.

    Catfish/Carp Corn Bait
    Ingredients:
    Can of whole corn
    Vanilla extract

    Preparation:
    Drain the water from the can of corn, and leave only about 5 percent water in the can.
    Pour enough vanilla in the can until the corn turns a brownish-yellow color (use your own judgement).
    Shake the can, and let the vanilla absorb into the corn.
    Depending on your hook, I personally use a #2 treble hook, you should be able to slide on about 4 or
    5 good sized pieces of corn.

    Anise Carp Bait
    Ingredients:
    7 slices white bread-remove crusts
    1 raw egg
    1 raw carrot-shaved
    1 cap anise
    flour

    Preparation:
    Break up bread into 2 inch pieces
    Add egg, carrot, and anise
    Hand mix
    Refrigerate overnight
    Next day, lightly flour
    Make small dough balls (keep in plastic bag sealed to prevent drying out).

    Simple Dough Bait
    Ingredients:
    1 cup flour
    1 cup corn meal
    1 cup water
    Vanilla extract (as much as desired)

    Preparation:
    Put the corn meal and flour into a bowl.
    Put the water into a pot and add as much vanilla flavor as you want.
    After the water begins to boil add mixture of flour and corn meal, let absorb the water then take the
    pot off the heat.
    Knead and mush the mixture until dough is thick enough to stay on your hook.
    Put into a ziploc baggie after it cools.

    Sure Shot Carp Bait
    Ingredients:
    Wheaties
    vanilla extract
    wheat germ
    banana
    whole corn
    sugar

    Preparation:
    Put Wheaties in large type bowl several handfuls
    Add banana combine with Wheaties until it begins to stick together then add vanilla extract
    Add in wheat germ, then corn
    Put a pinch of sugar in also
    Mix all together until you get sticky type results.

    Strawberry/Rice
    Ingredients:
    Rice
    Ketchup
    Hot sauce
    Strawberry Kool-aid or strawberry Jello

    Preparation:
    Cook rice
    Mix ketchup
    Add hot sauce
    Add Kool-aid or strawberry Jello
    Mix and put it in a container. Let sit in the refrigerator.

    Blood Bait
    Ingredients:
    Brown sugar
    Vanilla Extract
    Bag of fresh chicken breasts or some other kind of meat with plentiful blood
    Piece of plywood or some other container.

    Preparation:
    First start off by pouring your blood onto your container (make sure its a flat container.)
    Then sprinkle a thick layer of brown sugar onto your blood bait.
    Let the blood dry up and become crusty and dry.
    Pour your bottle of vanilla extract onto the blood bait covering as much as possible.
    Once again sprinkle a thick layer of brown sugar onto the blood bait again, then using a fork punch
    holes all over the bait.
    Remove your bait from the plywood or container and let that side dry if necessary, then cut into 3/4 of
    an inch by 3/4 of an inch squares or something appropriate for the hook you use.

    Sure Fire Bait
    Ingredients:
    4 to 5 cups of crushed corn flakes.
    1/4 cup vanilla abstract
    1 cup Big Red (or any strawberry soda)

    Preparation:
    Mix the crushed corn flakes and ingredients into a microwavable bowl and microwave for 6 minutes.
    Let stand for 10 minutes.
    Mix well and make into small balls.
    Note: If mixture is not firm enough to remain on a treble hook, add more crushed corn flakes.

    Buffalo Bait
    Ingredients:
    Cotton seed meal
    Chocolate syrup or strawberry syrup
    Add black pepper for buffalo carp.

    Preparation:
    Combine ingredients and use water, as needed, to make into dough balls.

    King Cat Bait
    Ingredients:
    Tuna (3 cans)
    Minced Garlic (1 tsp)
    Rotten Cheese (1/2 stick Velveeta)

    Preparation:
    Add Tuna, Rotten Cheese and Garlic in 1 quart bowl.
    Stir with spoon.

    Peanut Butter/Bread Bait
    Ingredients:
    Peanut Butter
    2 pieces of Whole Wheat Bread
    Water

    Preparation:
    take two pieces of wholewheat bread and cut off crust
    spread peanut butter on one side only of each piece
    put peanut butter slices together and put into bowl
    add (only) 2 tablespoons of water and work with your hand
    when ready it will leave your hand and bowl clean.

    Catfish Cornflakes
    Ingredients:
    Corn Flakes
    water
    cheese powder from Mac and Cheese mix
    creamy peanut butter

    Preparation:
    Take the Corn Flakes and add water and smash it together with a fork.
    Let it sit for 5 minutes than add the cheese powder and mix.
    Then add the peanut butter and mix and mash very well.
    Freeze it until you are ready to fish.

    Strawberry Catfish Bait
    Ingredients:
    2cups of instant oats
    3 oz of straberry jello
    lake water (from where your going to fish)

    Preparation:
    Mix instant oats, straberry jello, and lakewater in a 1 gallon zip-loc baggie.
    Mix until blended well.
    Press mixture (in baggie) flat and let sit for 2-3 days.

    Nuke Bait
    Ingredients:
    2 cups cornmeal
    1 1/2 cups flour
    1 cup oatmeal
    3 tsp maple syrup
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 pkg gelatin(strawberry,cherry,grape-Any flavor)
    1 tsp vanilla
    2 cups water
    1 bag of small flavored marshmallows

    Preparation:
    Pour all ingredients except flour into pot, mix together
    On medium-low heat, stir all ingredient together till all marshmallows are gone
    Add 1/2 cup flour and stir till there is no flour left.
    Add another 1/2 cup flour and stir till there is no flour left
    And once again add another 1/2 cup flour and stir till there is no flour left
    Keep stiring till its like dough or till your wrist is broken, what ever comes first :-)
    Put in a old butter tub and place in fridge till ready to use
    When at the water, roll into good sized ball around hook.

    Coconut Bait
    Ingredients:
    cut pieces of chicken bait
    coconut essence

    Preparation:
    You will find coconut essence at your local grocery store. Just mix that with cut chicken bait overnight
    and you will be ready.

    Sardine Oil Bait
    Ingredients:
    one can of Sardines with oil
    a couple dozen worms or crawlers

    Preparation:
    Simply mix all together.

    Hotdog Bait
    Ingredients:
    six pack of really cheap hotdogs
    teriyaki or vinegar
    garlic salt
    powdered iced tea
    brown sugar
    seasoned salt
    parmesan cheese

    Preparation:
    Cut hotdogs up into lots of small pieces.
    Do the same for some bacon.
    put all the chopped pieces in a jar and pour some teriyaki, vinegar - it doesn't matter what kind.
    add garlic salt, powdered iced tea, brown sugar, seasoned salt and parmesan cheese.

    Hamburger Bait
    Ingredients:
    1 pound hamburger
    two cups Wheaties
    half jar of strawberry jelly
    flour

    Preparation:
    Start with 1 pound hamburger, add two cups Wheaties and mix together
    Add about a half jar of strawberry jelly the bait will be very moist and sticky
    Take some flour and mix and knead bait until you get your desired stiffness to stay on hook.

    Oatmeal/Sardine Catfish Bait
    Ingredients:
    oatmeal
    sardines

    Preparation:
    Mix sardines with oatmeal.
    Add water* until oatmeal will stay on hook
    *It does not hurt to use the soybean oil that the sardines came in. Adds to the water a slick for fish to
    follow.

    Instant Carp Bait
    Ingredients:
    Garlic Salt
    Water
    Cup of Flour
    Wheaties

    Preparation:
    Mix Wheaties, Garlic Salt and Flour together (Wheaties needs to be crunched)
    Dip in water
    Mold into balls.

    Chicken Liver Catfish Bait
    Ingredients:
    1 pound bag of instant grits plain
    chicken livers
    anise extract

    Preparation:
    First dump grits in a bucket
    Separately blend chicken livers up with the anise extract then put in with grits mix until the texture is
    good enough to stay on hook
    You may or may not need to add more grits
    First put a sugar corn pop on the hook then wrap mixed dough around the pop.

    Liver Boilie Bait
    Ingredients:
    10 ounces Semolina
    2 ounces Soya flour
    4 ounces Liver (liquidized)
    1 tablespoon Garlic powder (not salt)
    3 tablespoon Clear honey
    4-6 large Eggs
    Your own flavor,color or enhancer

    Preparation:
    Liquidize the liver in an electric blender.
    Gently fold in the eggs, garlic powder and honey. You can add coloring, flavoring or enhancers at this
    point if required.
    Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl.
    Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and add to the liver mixture a little at a time until you have a
    stiff paste.
    Add more egg or semolina to get the right consistency. Roll the mix into balls and boil for 2-6 minutes
    (the longer they are boiled, the harder the baits will be).
    Lay the baits out on old towels or paper and dry for a least 6 hrs.

    Catfish Cheese Bait
    Ingredients:
    1 pint of milk
    1/2 pound limburger cheese, melted
    2 tablespoons of molasses
    oatmeal

    Preparation:
    Melt cheese and add in milk and molasses
    Add oatmeal until the right consistency in order for ball to stay on hook. Give the oatmeal proper
    absorption time before adding too much.
    Very appreciated article, you have a TON of good recipes there. I will be looking back on this in the future. BTW.. It deserves Reps, so here they come! Thanks bro.

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    Matt
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    Oh bait master we are not worthy lol. Thanks for the great post!

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    Thanks for sharing an interesting slection of homemade baits. This is always an item of interest to new members.

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