How To Use Dog Food For Fishing Bait
An average angler will utilize every tool and weapon at their
disposal in the victorious pursuit of their favorite pastime,
and although it may sound bizarre to the unenlightened,
using dog food as fishing bait is among them. The rising
cost of "normal" fishing baits can be prohibitive to
experiencing the joys of fishing on a frequent basis during
a recession, but a few cans of wet dog food or a 20 pound
bag of dry dog food will serve as adequate bait for a good
while, and conserve financial resources along the way. While
using dog food for fishing bait will not work with all species
of fish, it works beautifully for those anglers going after catfish
and carp, and even works on certain species of pan fish.
The best manner in which to use dog food as fishing bait is to
incorporate it into a dough form, simply because it will cling to
a fishing hook better. Dry dog food slightly crushed and added
to flour, water and corn starch makes an excellent economical
and stinky dough that catfish and carp will gobble up eagerly.
Added to this concoction can be the smelly scent of the angler's
choice such as cheese, egg, or old and expired meats. Pate
dog food in a can also works very well mixed in a dough form,
and the smell is hair curling. Semi-moist dog food pellets can
be pressed onto a treble fishing hook right out of the bag, and
is usually good for up to 30 minutes in the water before
replacement is necessary. A handful of dry dog food submerged
in water while fishing can be molded into a dough ball right on
the shore while fishing, and while it won't last for more than ten
minutes in the water, it works well when fish are actively feeding.
Canned dog food that is meat chunks in gravy can be mixed with
a few spoons of cornmeal and flour and molded into an excellent
fishing dough, especially dog food that has a liver or chicken flavor.
The meat chunks can be placed directly onto the fishing hook by
themselves, and the gravy on the meat serves as a good scent
in attracting fish.
Finally, flavored dog treats work very well as fishing bait not only
because of their smell, but they remain on the hook for a good
period of time due to their stiffness. The most productive dog
treat flavors as fishing bait are bacon, cheese, chicken and liver.
A good trick to make these work even more as fishing bait is to
let them set in the hot sun for a few hours prior to use so the
odors they contain are magnified.