Re: making bait
Set it in a cool spot out of the sun in a jar with cheese cloth over it held in place with a rubber band. Leave it there till it reaches close to the desired taint. In this weather probably 5 days or so I would guess, I've always went by nose. Add sodium benzoate or methyl paraben to manufactures specs. It takes a couple days for the preservative to take full affect. Once it's stable put it in a sealed jar and store out of the sun. You can spice it up with different glands, castor, fish oil etc. A simple way to spike it is add 1 oz. of Hawbakers widow maker 800 to the pound. If you don't have cheese cloth set a garbage can or bucket over the jar with a weight on top so the neighbors dog don't knock it over. Down wind of the house will keep the wife happy as well.
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