If you’re a serious fisherman, no doubt you’ve tried a wide variety of those fish attractant sprays, gels, liquids and rubs. What the big named companies don’t want you to know is that the base of the majority of those attractants is straight fish oil which can be purchased at any of your local trapping supply companies, or online, then they simply add whatever flavoring they desire. When you buy from a big named store, you’re paying roughly $4-$10 for about a 4-5oz bottle, but this recipe will get you 16oz for about the same price.

Start off with either a fish oil or salmon oil base. Take a mixing container or screw on lid container if you’d rather keep the finished product in it to dip your lures in, and fill roughly 1/4 the way up. I never fill mine all the way up as I feel it’s just a waste.

Once you fill the container 1/4 of the way up, add around 1oz of whatever extract you’d like. Anise extract, coffee flavoring, root beer, etc… I prefer anise extract for bass and pike, and root beer for panfish, but I’m not afraid to experiment and try new things. If you’d like to get creative, catch several crayfish and throw in the dehydrator until completely dry, then blend into a fine powder and add to straight fish or salmon oil to give it more of the crayfish flavor along with a trail of crayfish particles to attract other fish.

Never be afraid to experiment and try new flavors, and have fun!

Good luck on the water!

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