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#3232253 - 04/26/13 11:34 AM Ever hear of anise oil?
Tracker
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Old timer told me to use this in my homemade catfish bait, was wondering if it really worked. Anyone ever used this or heard of this for catfish.
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#3232310 - 04/26/13 01:06 PM Re: Ever hear of anise oil? [Re: Tracker]
GreatWhiteHunter
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From what I know it has been used for hundreds of years as an attractant. It works for deer as well. I was first introduced to it when I was stationed in Alaska. When curing salmon eggs to fish with. It was the secret ingredient and it worked pretty well. Hope this helps.
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#3232312 - 04/26/13 01:10 PM Re: Ever hear of anise oil? [Re: GreatWhiteHunter]
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I used to buy plastic worms with it on them.. not sure if it was manns or fliptail..
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#3232318 - 04/26/13 01:22 PM Re: Ever hear of anise oil? [Re: pressfit]
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It's used fairly commonly for Salmon and Steelhead. It's basically just black licorice flavoring.
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#3232330 - 04/26/13 01:40 PM Re: Ever hear of anise oil? [Re: Woodchuck]
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As a fish attractant, almost as good as WD-40. Can't be beat for bear baits and to attract deer as a curiosity lure. The oil is expensive if purchased as pure anise. Cheaper to buy licorice, then melt it.
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#3232736 - 04/26/13 10:17 PM Re: Ever hear of anise oil? [Re: bowriter]
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My dad taught me to add anise oil to mineral oil and use it on plastic worms. I still use it. "Bang" and most other commercial attractants smell like anise oil too. Can't speak for catfish.
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#3232746 - 04/26/13 10:32 PM Re: Ever hear of anise oil? [Re: Spurhunter]
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It was infused in the Mann's Jelly Worm back in the late 70's.
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#3232752 - 04/26/13 10:50 PM Re: Ever hear of anise oil? [Re: Buccaneer]
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Greets fm CO
I used anise as a bear attractant and also as a cover up scent when bear hunting in CO. Maybe not so smart on my part?? It came in tiny little bottles. Smelled strong but still pleasant. Hard to tell how much direct effect it had but I did harvest 2 bears in 3 years. Bacon burns worked well. Don't believe it is legal now as CO passed a state Constitutional Amendment outlawing bear hunting using bait and dogs many years ago.
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#3232764 - 04/26/13 11:22 PM Re: Ever hear of anise oil? [Re: OldFart]
catman529
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it would make me want to eat the bait, that's for sure. I've heard the fish love it. Trails End 307 deer attractant has anise in it too.
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#3232795 - 04/27/13 03:56 AM Re: Ever hear of anise oil? [Re: catman529]
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Never used it, only heard its good for catfish. You can get it at pharmacies according to my wife, a pharmacy tech.
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