I tried some new stuff this year, and using small marhmallows to provide some floatation to small minnows on a hook. Sometimes the marshmallow was gone but not the minnow so one day walking thru a store I saw some strawberry marshmallows. I tried some and caught a bullhead, and went to where i usually fish and put a half one on the hook. I caught a pretty good sized one. Another thing I do is put them in a ziplock bag with some garlic powder. Keeping them on the hook is the hard part. Sometimes the fish suck them off the hook and don't get caught.