how to make fish bait

How to Make Fish Bait

Do you like fishing? How to make fish bait? Do you find it hard getting a fish bait? Do you not know what to use to lure a fish? If you want to get different ways you can make a fish bait, then,  this article is for you. In this article, we are going to see different ways you can make a fish bait to lure fish and to have a better catch.

Fishing bait is any substance used to attract and catch fish, it is either placed on the end of a fishing hook or inside a fish trap. There are lots of bait options to consider;

Homemade Dough Balls for Fish Bait

Things you will need:

  • 1 cup of waterHow to Make Fish Bait
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tbs. peanut butter
  • Plastic wrap
  • Zip-top plastic storage bags
  • 1/4 lb. processed cheese
  • Knife
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • Cooking pot
  • Slotted Spoon


  1. Cut a 1/4 lb. of processed cheese into 1-inch cubes with a knife.
  2. Put water and sugar in the cooking pot and heat until it is boiling,
  3. Reduce the heat and add the flour, cornmeal and peanut butter, and the cheese and allow the mixture cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the mixture from the pot and place into the microwave-safe bowl and steam, the mixture should be like cookie or bread dough at this point.
  5. Remove the microwave-safe bowl and set it aside to let the dough cool. When the dough is cool enough to handle, knead it for 5 minutes.

Divide the dough into balls approximately 1 inch in diameter, (about the size of a golf ball),  and wrap it in plastic wrap. Place the wrapped dough balls into a zip-top bag and place in the refrigerator. The dough balls should stay fresh up to two weeks. Freeze any leftover dough balls for future fishing trips. Thaw frozen dough balls in the refrigerator for 2 hours before attempting to use them.

How to make a sweet trout’s candy tooth bait

Things you will need:

  • A ½ cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of strawberry-flavored gelatin
  • 3 ½ cups of water
  • 1 ½ cups of flour
  • 1 cup of uncooked oatmeal
  • Cooking pot
  • Stove


  1. Boil and dissolve a ½ cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 2 tablespoons of strawberry-flavored gelatin in a cooking pot.
  2. Add 3 ½ cups of water to it.
  3. Remove from the heat and 1 ½ cups of flour and 1 cup of uncooked oatmeal and stir.
  4. Refrigerate until dough is set and roll into small balls to use on a treble hook.

How to Make Homemade Trout Fishing Bait

Things you will need:

  • 1/2 cup Velveeta cheese
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • Wax paper


  1. Peel the skin of the garlic cloves and cut it into very small pieces.
  2. Put the cheese in a microwave-safe plate and heat until the cheese is very soft.
  3. Add a ¼ cup of molasses and 2 finely chopped garlic cloves.
  4. Add 1 cup of oatmeal at a slow pace as you mix until the dough is the consistency of cold peanut butter.
  5. Make the dough into balls like the size of a golf ball by rolling it between your palms. Lay the balls on a sheet of wax paper and put in the freezer.

Put the balls into a container and keep them in the freezer until the next fishing trip. Put a piece of wax paper between the layers in the bowl to ease in getting them out when you get to the stream.

How to make a cheesy garlic bread bait

Things you will need:

  • 3 cups of water
  • 1½ cup flour
  • 1½ cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ lb. Velveeta cheese
  • Paper towel


  1. Melt the Velveeta cheese in a microwave for 3 minutes and add the rest of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, mix into a thick dough.
  2. Roll the dough into small balls between the hands
  3. Pour water into a pot, bring the water to a rapid boil.
  4. Drop the dough balls in the boiling water and boil them for 1 or 2 minutes. Scoop them out with a spoon and dry them on a paper towel.


Every type of fish has their own feeding habits and preferred prey. Determining each will help you construct the perfect lure, and there are lots of bait options to consider, many are in your own kitchen.

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