Greetings! This is my first post here, so I figured I'd share a recipe to get things started... I stumbled across this by accident, as the original formula/recipe was a batch of oven-baked cat treats (feline, not finned) that none of our cats would touch. I went fishing and threw some in the cooler, and tho they were kinda hard to put on a circle hook...they were like crack on a cracker to Ol' Whiskerlips! I caught my limit that night, and have since tinkered with the formula a bit to make it a bit easier to work with... So, here goes: 1 can jack mackerel (usually found next to the canned salmon at your local grocery store) 1 large can tuna in oil 1 tin of sardines in oil 1 can cheap salmon-flavored cat food 1 cup bacon grease 3 large eggs 2 bottles garlic salt whole wheat flour (4-8 cups depending on how the dough 'feels') Mush up the fish, catfood, eggs, bacon grease, & 1 bottle garlic salt until things are nice and smooth (use your fingers). Then, slowly add the flour, one cup at a time, kneading it in with your fingers until a firm dough forms. You can keep this dough in a ziploc baggie in your fridge until you need it. To make the doughballs: Add a few tablespoons of garlic salt to boiling water, to kick things off. Roll the dough up into balls & lay 'em out on a baking sheet lined with newspaper- when you've got enough, dump 'em in the water and boil them until they're firm (I use 6 or 7 minutes). Use a slotted spoon to fish 'em out, then lay them out on the newspaper to dry. As they dry, keep sprinkling them generously with the garlic salt- just shake & jiggle the pan to roll 'em around in it. When they're cool and no longer slimy/sticky, toss 'em in a ziploc baggie and store in the fridge. I've used these on both circle hooks and treble hooks, and found they'll stay on very well- even if you really wing 'em out there with some effort. Oh, and here's a bonus bait: Always, always- save the livers and kidneys from your catch! The kidney is the "Y" shaped dark organ located next to the spine, under the white air bladder; the kidney is roughly arrow-shaped and located on the fish's underside somewhat between the gill slits (be sure to pinch out the yellow to green gall bladder). Dump the mess in a ziploc baggie, and add a ton of garlic salt to draw out the moisture. Store 'em in the fridge until you need 'em. The morsels are the perfect size to rig on a circle hook, and best of all- they're free! I gotta love dual-purpose catfish...good eats AND good bait! :big_smile: Edit- oops...I forgot the bacon grease up above!