Extruded trout bait is
biodegradable, floating, and fish
attractant. It looks and feels
similar to play dough. It's moldable
like play dough and very easy to
use. As we said it's biodegradable,
so it's friendly to the environment.
When the bait gets wet it releases
special scents and flavors into the
water that fish are attracted to.
The manufactures have researched and
studied their various formulas with
real trout (likely in hatchery
environments) and come up with their
own best formulas.
Some of these manufacturers would
include, but are not limited to,
Berkley, Uncle Josh, Atlas-Mikes,
Mister Twister, and Eagle Claw.
In fact some versions of trout bait
are a liquid that the angler squirts
onto whatever bait they may be using
to entice a trout. In some instances
anglers will squirt this liquid onto
their lures before throwing them
into the water. It is believed that
the scent trail that is left being
as the angler retrieves the lure
will attract the fish with their
very sensitive scense of smell.
These baits come in almost any color
or combination of colors that a
person can conceive of. Some of them
would include red, yellow, pink,
chartreuse, blue, and white. Not to
mention combinations of all of them.
And for those anglers that aren't
interested in scooping the play
dough out of the can and forming
the trout bait into a hook sized
ball our Powerbait Press trout bait scoop might interest you and some manufacturers
have the trout bait already formed
into a "nugget" for you. Oh yes,
it's quite a world we live in.
Another form of trout bait is a
marshmallow. When we were growing up
we used to use real white
marshmallows for stocked trout. But
times have changed. Some of these
manufacturers have taken it upon
themselves to add various flavors
and colors their versions. Some of
these flavors include; garlic,
cheese, shrimp, and even anise.
Don't ask us who figured out how
trout like the taste of garlic or
anise; we suggest you just roll with
it. Life's too short to waste time
worrying about such things.
How do I use Trout Bait?
As we said you can either roll it
into balls or buy the pre-made
nuggets. Whichever you prefer. These
balls then float when put into the
water. So you want the trout bait to
float off of the bottom above any
underwater vegetation that may be
present. You want your ball of trout
bait to be bite sized to the fish,
so you're more than likely going to
use a fairly small hook. We suggest
size #10, but it's up to you.
Basically you want
and egg sinker heavy enough to keep
your line from moving, but not too
heavy. If it's windy you'll just
have to experiment until you have
enough weight to keep your line
taught. Between the weight and the
bait you want enough line that your
trout bait will be floating above
any underwater vegetation that may
be present. If it's a smooth bottom
an eight to twenty inch leader (or
length of line) will be sufficient.
Now you simply cast your line out,
let it sink to the bottom, tighten
the line, and wait for your rod tip
to start bouncing. The trout bait
will do the rest of the work for
you. Other than the hook set of
course. We'll have to rely on you
for that one.
If you would like to see what kinds of these baits we have available, simply click on the words trout