Liver Experiment

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by jailcop2, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    Tried three different liver conncoctions lastnight. All were cured ,#1 was garlic salt ,brown sugar , and vanilla , #2 was maple syrup , anise , and garlic salt , #3 was mint extract , and ,anise . We had a line of storms come thru the night before I tried these , not sure of the effect on the bite . The mint and anise got the most action with the maple syrup next. I was using a tight line rig , weight at the bottom and a loop 6" up with a circle hook not sure if this hurt my hook ups . No great fish to speak of , but lots of bites .
    Good Luck
    Brian
     
  2. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    Sems like good bait to me give it another try and post the reults please.
    What kind of mint do you use? Peppermint , spearmint, or something else.
     

  3. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Keep using them and experimenting I do it all the time. I am learning new water and trying to offer the fish new smells along with the common baits and catching fish. Good luck
     
  4. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Sounds good, but when you have the same ingredient in different baits then you really dont know what they like.

    I would suggest just trying them all seperate.

    One with Garlic Salt.
    One with Anise.
    One with Vanilla.
    One with Brown Sugar.
    One with Mint Extract.
    One with Maple Syrup.

    Then you have a controlled experiment. Good luck on the water brother.
     
  5. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    I was using McCormics mint extract I'm thinking this is what was causing the bite . Good point T- Man , guess you have given me an excuse to play more .
    Brian
     
  6. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    Brian,

    It is also hard to draw conclusions unless you present the different baits to the same fish. What I mean is you are probably casting in different locations. Whe I experiment with different baits, I like to present them under noodles. It is easier to bait up 25-50 noodles and place groups of different baits along side each other at the same depths. I mark the noodles or use different colored ones and record the results. Talk about playing...the kids love to watch them noodles dance.
     
  7. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Thanks buddy, just trying to help ya out.
     
  8. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

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    Thanks for the information
     
  9. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Hey Tea - if you really want to have a controlled experiment, then you need to use some liver with no flavoring as well :roll_eyes:
     
  10. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Details, Details, Details, LMAO.

    Uhhhhhhh, well, he was just experimenting with addatives, right?? :cool2:

    Does that get me out of it?? :tounge_out:
     
  11. uptoolate

    uptoolate New Member

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    I wish we could use noodles in Texas. Our floats have to be all white and nobody can find white noodles around here. That sure sounds like fun.
     
  12. A.Williams

    A.Williams New Member

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    A little off topic but why not use those white boat bumper things that wally mart sells, there white.