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How to Make Homemade Walleye Attractant

by Jaimie Zinski
Fish for walleye around vegetation and waterlogged fallen trees.

Fish for walleye around vegetation and waterlogged fallen trees.

Walleye are fresh water fish that are found throughout the northern half of the United States and Canada. The fish is otherwise known as the yellow walleye, yellow pike or pickerel and likes to hang out at the bottom of lakes and rivers and near vegetation. Attractants are rubbed onto bait, including worms and minnows, and used to lure the walleye to your hook. A homemade attractant is made with readily available materials to provide a stinky lure that will keep you catching walleye all day long.

1.

Slip on a pair of rubber gloves before mixing the attractant. The walleye will smell anything on your hands, including motor oil, perfumes and lotions and will be repelled by the odor.

2.

Pour 1 package strawberry or cherry flavored drink mix into a bowl.

3.

Add 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. ground parsley and 1/2 tbsp. anise into the bowl.

4.

Stir the ingredients and add 1/2 cup distilled water and 2 tbsp. flour to the mixture. Continue to add flour until a paste forms.

5.

Continue to stir the ingredients until they are well incorporated.

6.

Dip a piece of bait into the mixture. Bait can include chicken livers, minnows or worms. Allow the bait to soak in the scent for 3 to 5 minutes before removing.

7.

Store the newly scented bait inside a zippered plastic bag.

Items you will need

  • Rubber gloves
  • 1 package strawberry or cherry flavored drink mix
  • Bowl
  • 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. parsley
  • 1/2 tbsp. anise
  • 1/2 cup distilled water
  • Flour
  • Bait
  • Zippered plastic bags

About the Author

Residing in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Jaimie Zinski has been writing since 2009. Specializing in pop culture, film and television, her work appears on Star Reviews and various other websites. Zinski is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in history at the University of Wisconsin.

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