It seems the best bait is no bait. It was today anyway. Had this fish on my trotline today. http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c352/raybait1/DSC00155.jpg http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c352/raybait1/DSC00156.jpg http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c352/raybait1/DSC00158.jpg Last saturday I had to leave the river early so I unbaited my line and left it. I got back to it this morning to bait it back up and this guy jerked the line out of my hand. Talk about surprised! (narrowly avoided a tragedy) Anyway id have bet my leg he would have went 50 but my $5 walmart scales said 42.