Anise Oil for Catfish

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by steveg442, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. steveg442

    steveg442 New Member

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    I've seen a lot of you use anise oil in your baits. I wondered where I can but this. I've tried grocery store and only found anise seed. I tried a drug store and they did not have anything. Where can I buy anise oil?
     
  2. james

    james New Member

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    Walmart is where i get mine kind of hard to spot but its there
     

  3. steveg442

    steveg442 New Member

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    Thanks, I'll look the next time I'm there.
     
  4. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    which department would you find it in??
    and what kind of baits would you use it on??


    I know we used to use these bass lures called "bass stoppers", which smelled like anise, the bass couldn't resists them...........but what kind of bait would you put this on for cats??
     
  5. james

    james New Member

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    I use mine on livers you will find it on the bakeing isle with the spices think the brand i get is mccormics?? not to sure
     
  6. Coloman

    Coloman New Member

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    I crush the seeds with a heavy rolling pin and then let the seeds soak in vegetable oil. It will give you the same "smell".

    If you want the seeds finer you can use a electric coffee grinder. That will make it easier for the oil to soak in the "smell".
     
  7. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    look in the bakeing section,where the flour, cornmeal,etc. is cause that s what its used for.
     
  8. rpcathunter

    rpcathunter New Member

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    I found some anise oil in the sporting goods in waly world ( small bottle for putting on plastic worms ) .I bought it with the idea of melting down some soap ( Mexican Zote ) then adding some. The soap is a good trotline bait in it's self,just trying to improve, I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  9. ironbelle

    ironbelle New Member

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    I find it where you buy the spices and extracts like Vanilla, almond or coconut. I bought mine at Albertson's, but you may look at the top of the bottle and consider pouring into something with a smaller opening or a small mister. I have the bottle with the huge opening so it just pours out when all I need is a few drops. I end up putting it on my fingers to put it on the line/sinkers and I hate the smell of black licorice. Don't bother with UZZO liquor, too expensive like someone said.
     
  10. bwolcott

    bwolcott New Member

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    how do you guys prepare anise oil with chicken livers? what else would you prepare it with?:confused:
     
  11. Bigun

    Bigun New Member

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    Anice Oil comes in different concentrations, and significantly different prices. The variety available in the spice or baking section is a lot cheaper and should be just as good for bait. I couldn't find any and had the Pharmacy order some for me. A little bottle like Mecurcrome cost about $10 but a little goes a long ways. It just takes about six drops to a 2 gallon bucket of punch bait.
     
  12. beeheck

    beeheck New Member

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    I found at Walmart in the fishing oils/lures/sprays they have a black spray can with "BANG" in big letters on the front of it and it is pure anise oil or so it claims. I spray it on livers, worms, stink bait or anything else before I toss it out when the fishing is rough and it does, at times, seem to help. Ice fishing for Bluegills and Crappie it really helps, but that's a different story. Hey, don't knock it, I don't like buying bait either so I try to catch some.
     
  13. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Just don't take H2O_MELLON with you when you go looking for it at Wal_Mart.
    I herd he seems to think it might be in the lingerie section...:huh:
     
  14. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    HA! :p

    I wonder if Ole Flathunter has seen this thread? He laughed at me when I was suing this. FYI: Dont call it A-N-U-S oil like I did.:rolleyes:
     
  15. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Anis oil and chicken breast for flatheads, huh Bryan.;)
     
  16. juniormathis

    juniormathis New Member

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    i get mine in liquid at wallmart pharmanacy it is by humcoi put it in any bait i make just a couple of drops will work
     
  17. GrandpaGoneFishing

    GrandpaGoneFishing Well-Known Member

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    I get my anise oil from a bakery supplier, Its kinda high in that qty but this pint has lasted me going on 7 years now, and still got better than 3/4. Whether in livers on night crawler. Cats like anise oil. Tried injecting into night crawlers, but there like them High dollar tires, self sealing. So Now I inject my worms with a little air to keep them just off the bottom.
     
  18. bigredsbbq

    bigredsbbq New Member

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    yuummmmmy sounds delicous
     
  19. tbartek

    tbartek New Member Supporting Member

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    Go anywhere that sells candy making supplies. Its usually called anise extract. I've tried it on some dried chicken livers but haven't had too much luck yet. I'm not gonna give up though. Oh, it also makes your car smell like licorice:big_smile:
     
  20. douglas_413

    douglas_413 New Member

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    You can also buy anise oil at most trapping supply dealers. I assume you want the oil and not extract. I use it for trapping lure. ussually sells for about $4.00 an ounce or around $14.00 for 4 ounces.