Blood & Oil Sponge Bait
Pour blood from a carton of fresh chicken livers into a plastic container. Add the oil from a can of sardines or tuna. Stir. Sponge. Fish.
Knock-Out Cheese Bait**
Combine equal measures of pork or beef brains (or chicken liver) and Limburger cheese in a plastic butter tub, mash together, cover, poke a few holes in the lid, then place in a hot spot (on the roof of your neighbor's barn, perhaps) for several days. Use as a dip bait.
Mix 2 cups cottonseed meal (which can be purchased at a farm supply store) with
2 cups flour, then stir in one can condensed cheddar cheese soup, 2 tablespoons pancake syrup and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Place in a zip-seal bag and refrigerate until you're ready to fish.