How to Make Homemade Liquid Bass Attractant

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Bass fishermen take their sport seriously, doing everything under the sun in hopes of catching that elusive trophy lunker. One step they sometimes take is to put an attractant on a lure Such attractants are available from a variety of manufacturers; enterprising sorts also can make their own with a handful of ingredients. Garlic is a popular ingredient with homemade attractants.

Things You'll Need

  • Cod liver oil (soft gel capsules)
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt (or garlic salt)
  • Small container with a flip top

Homemade bass attractant

  • Fill the small container with the cod liver capsules.

  • Sprinkle the salt and garlic powder over the capsules.

  • Close the container. Shake it gently, so the salt and garlic powder covers the capsules thoroughly.

  • Let the mixture sit for at least 24 hours.

  • Open container just prior to getting ready to fish. Put a capsule on a hook on your favorite bass-catching lure. Cast, and hopefully, you'll catch a fish!

  • Use the capsules within a few weeks. Place them in a refrigerator if you want them to have a longer shelf life.

Tips & Warnings

  • Fish attractants don't really attract the fish; rather, they mask odors that the fish find suspicious or offensive. While garlic and cod liver oil often are mentioned in "recipes," creative fishermen have tried everything and anything as attractants, including black licorice, cherry Kool-Aid, Wheaties and strawberry soda. Fishermen shouldn't be bashful about experimenting; they may come up with the ultimate attractant.

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