How to Catch Fish With Play-Doh

Remember the deliciously salty taste of Play-Doh from when you were a kid? Fish love it, too. Here are three ways to put this nontoxic putty to use on a hook.

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Trout

Neon Play-Doh balls make great salmon egg imitations, but you can also mold a pinch around a fresh mealworm to make it stand out in stained water.

Catfish
Cats will eat a hunk of Play-Doh mixed with garlic powder. Packing this mix around your sinker can also lure fish to traditional hook baits as the putty dissolves.

Flounder
Hook a minnow, then stick a ball of Play-Doh on the point, covering the barb. It keeps the livie from sliding off, and amps visual appeal.