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I have some roe that I want to turn into ballable bait-mash for cats, carp, sucker and panfish. I want a mix that isn't rotten-smelly, but has mostly the natural scent of the roe and will stay in a ball on the hook.

I was theorizing mixing the roe, a little salt, flour and corn syrup.

Any ideas?

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For salmon fishing we use Borax, it dries the roe out a little and then we make spawn sacs useing nylons, so it will stay on your hook. smile.gif

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Thanks planenut! Is Borax a chemical or brand-name? Will the smell spook off cats?

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the taste of borax can turn them off I use glyceren as a preserative you can get it at the drug store or a trappers supply house it is tasteless and oderless

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what is roe? why would you make stink bait rather than buy the catfish berkely stuff?

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Catman71-I like the berkeley stuff for convenience and have had some luck with it, thanks for the input and welcome to the forum!

What I have is sucker eggs (sucker roe) and I noticed while gutting the suckers prior to freezing that the roe smells a LOT like the fresh flesh. I've heard that lots of cat-guys have stink-bait recipes, and want to know what I can do with these bags-o-eggs.

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I use the blood flavor Berkely stuff and can catch cats on a plain hook with it. I also have luck with frogs, crawlers, minnows and leeches or any combination of things. I tip anything with the stink bait and it seems to get strikes faster. I always get a scoop of crappie minnows to entertain my kid and last week I caught a few on a Kahle hook with 3 or 4 crappie minnows on it. I just like action (usually bring my 3 year old) and we catch a lot of fish but nothing very big. We fish on the chain in Cold Spring and there are so many cats in there I bet i could get one on an old shoe if I tried. I would like to catch a few bigger ones though.

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