Anyone try this to make a tube bait "come alive?" My dad was telling me about what my grandpa, who was a pharmacist would do when they were fishing and not having much luck. I personally don't know how effective this would be, but he would either A) put a mix of red food coloring and olive oil into the tube bait then close it off using a piece of cotton. Now, I don't believe the oil and food color will mix well, but as the tube bait was fished, the oil and the redness would slowly leak out, appearing to be an injured little shad or well, a bleeding tube. The extra stuff inside the bait also affected its actions. or B) Crush up Alka Seltzer and put in the back of the tube bait then once again close it with a big cotton ball. This would make the bait look as though it were breathing or drowning. I personally don't know how much it would help get a bass to strike, but it sounds to me like a great way to aggravate bass that are being docile or otherwise suspended in far and draw them out to strike. My family had great luck with it but I haven't tried it. If the cats don't start biting soon I may just go out Bass fishing again.