Making doughballs

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by Heavyhitter063, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. Heavyhitter063

    Heavyhitter063 New Member

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    How do you make good doughballs that stay on your hook and what are used to make them. I usually fish with nighcrawlers or brandname catfish baits but i have heard doughballs work well and wanted to try them out on my next trip.:big_smile:
     
  2. tigdewalt

    tigdewalt New Member

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    this is my way

    1 # poor grade hamburger
    1 can tuna packed in WATER
    2 cans sardines packed in OIL
    flour

    put sardines and tuna in a food processor and get it runny use all the juices add the hamburger and mix it up real good then just start adding flour till it is no longer sticky. put in the fridge. I carry a Ziploc of flour in my tackle box to thicken it if need be. try it and good luck

    may have to knead it by hand if food processor doesnt have a dough blade.
     

  3. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Check out the member library. There are several recipes in there to choose from. Good Luck
     
  4. smitty1963

    smitty1963 New Member

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    Might have to try that recipie myself
     
  5. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC. ><[[[[º>
     
  6. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    You can also take ready made bisquet dough and mix in scents with it and then ball it up and put that on your hook.
     
  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for a great idea. Never thought of that. Menhaden oil should work well.
     
  8. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Or you can get fish oil caplets and pop a few open and mix with the dough.
     
  9. jctiger

    jctiger New Member

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    I have had good luck with corn bread mix
    1 box corn bread mix
    1 egg
    1 handfull of shreded cheese
    1 hunk of chicken liver
    drain blood out of liver container to moisten mix
    mix all together,add some flour to it to get the right feel(dough balls)
    moisten more if to dry.
     
  10. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    For a quickie:

    1 can spinach
    1 can sardines or anchovies or both (in water)
    1/2 bottle garlic powder

    Blend these ingredients together, then add flour until you get the consistency you want.
     
  11. hawk

    hawk New Member

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    well fellas sounds good but the flour mix washes away to fast. It sounds like great chum.

    Try coarse ground oats instead of floor. You'll notice the difference right off the bat
     
  12. tackleholic

    tackleholic New Member

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    I've never had good luck with doughballs. But I've heard that hamburger with cornflakes or wheaties works good with flour. I've some of my own that I want to try this weekend. Good luck to both of us!
     
  13. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    If you have trouble getting your doughball (punch bait, whatever) to stay on your hook, mix in some cattail fuzz.
     
  14. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    Thanks, I've heard of using oatmeal, the baby food cereal is supposed to be the best.

    Brad the 'quickie' recipe I posted above omitted the boiling step that I normally do in order to have a fast release bait for rod and reel. I usually make boilies for a slow release bait for trotline.
     
  15. kmcalester

    kmcalester Active Member

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    Baby Food and Spinach, something new to try.