Crappie can be finicky eaters. Sometimes it seems like no matter what you throw they just won’t bite. During these times it might take some extra effort to get the crappie going crazy over your bait. Making your own bait at home is a good way to cater to the specific tastes of the crappie in your favorite pond.
Making homemade crappie bait is very easy and is a portable alternative to using live worms. Here is a great homemade crappie bait recipe that you can start using right away.
Chicken Liver Crappie Bait Recipe
2 lbs. Chicken Livers
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
In a sauce pan on medium heat, add chicken livers with their blood and enough water to ensure the livers are covered. Stir occasionally and cook until livers are tender. Add garlic powder, stir and let sit until cool. Strain and separate livers from remaining drippings, keeping both.
In a mixing bowl, break up bread into small pieces. Mix in chicken livers. Use your hands to smash bread and livers together. Add drippings until mixture has a firm dough like consistency.
Form dough into ½ inch balls by tearing off a small piece of dough and rolling it between your palms. Let sit and dry overnight then place in a mason jar.