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Discussion in 'Northeast Ohio Fishing Reports' started by castmaster00, Dec 3, 2008.
i heard from a friend that vanilla is a good fish attractant. is this a myth or truth?
i've been using it in my doughballs for carp over 50 years.so yes,it works
castmaster00.........You heard right.....It's the truth.....
I've soaked shrimp in it for use as catfish bait... Works rather well actually!
I've also heard that vasiline and anise oil work great too. I know the anise oile does but not sure about the vasaline.
In Arizona, a guy told me to mix vanilla extract with corn for trout. He swore by it. I don't think I caught anything.
ditto.i forgot to mention that.
I've used it alot in various carp baits...ie doughballs and sweetcorn...a great addition. For ice fishing for trout it worked great in sweetcorn too.
My dad used to dip nightcrawlers in it for catfish at LaDue and Mosquito.
would this tactic work for eyes and bass as well?
Have used it for carp also
when i was a kid, we would put a little piece of real sponge above our hooks and pour some vanilla extract on it. the hook was then baited and the cats came sniffing around.
Cant go wrong with vanilla. I know the smell of "warm vanilla sugar" gets my attention when the better half puts it on
Years ago, we'd take a handful of Wheaties, dip em in water to get moist, add some vanilla and let it get tacky in the sun........excellent for carp!
snake, used to use that same recipe for big carp in the maumee. Cant go wrong, there are a lot of household spices that you can throw in a bowl with some wet wheaties and do well on the river.
are you sure that is not the wheaties themselves? does vanilla work well for bass as well? or does it bellyflop harder than a 3ft muskie?
I finally got a sample of shark liver oil in. Ordered it this past summer when we all were talking about WD-40 as a fish attractant.
That stuff was hard to find. I guess sharks are getting rarer and rarer. Had to order it through a SE Asian company(shark fin soup anyone??).
Can't wait to try it next spring.
Why don't you try it???? cast some wheaties on one pole and some wheaties with vanilla on another. See what outfishes the other.
I can remember back in 1948..My grandpa used to mix vanilla in his dough balls when he went fishing...this trick has been around for a long time....C.L....Can't hurt
How much was that stuff Mike?
hey what other things would this stuff work on? bass crappie walleye? what