🎣 Why You Should Brine Your Bait

Make your bait last longer AND catch more fish

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Why You Should Brine Your Bait

When it comes to fishing, the quality of your bait can make or break your day on the water. One proven technique to enhance the durability and attractiveness of your bait is brining. Brining bait involves soaking it in a saltwater solution, which offers several advantages for the avid angler.

Benefits of Brining Your Bait

  1. Increased Durability: Brining toughens the bait, making it more resilient. This means your bait stays on the hook longer, giving you more opportunities to catch your target fish.

  2. Enhanced Scent and Flavor: The saltwater solution helps to lock in the natural juices of the bait while also intensifying its scent. Fish are highly attracted to the strong, salty aroma, which can increase your chances of a successful catch.

  3. Improved Appearance: Brined bait maintains a firmer texture and more vibrant color. This not only makes the bait more appealing to fish but also easier to handle and rig.

  4. Preservation: Brining extends the shelf life of your bait. You can prepare it in advance and store it for future fishing trips without worrying about quick spoilage.

Simple Brining Recipe

Here's a straightforward recipe to get you started with brining your bait:


  • 1 cup of salt (non-iodized)

  • 2 cups of distilled water

  • Your bait of choice (shrimp, minnows, herring, cut bait, etc.)


  1. Prepare the Brine Solution: In a large container, mix 1 cup of non-iodized salt with 2 cups of water. Stir until the salt is completely dissolved.

  2. Add the Bait: Place your bait in the container, ensuring it is fully submerged in the brine solution. If you need to add more water, ensure you maintain a 1:2 ratio of salt to water.

  3. Soak: Allow the bait to soak in the brine for at least 24 hours. For best results, refrigerate the container during this process to keep the bait fresh.

  4. Fish and Store: Your bait is ready to fish. To extend the shelf life of your brined goodies, store bait in a airtight container either on ice or in the fridge. Depending on the type of bait, we have had brined bait last up to 3 weeks when properly stored and refrigerated.

By taking the time to brine your bait, you'll enhance its effectiveness and longevity, leading to more successful fishing adventures (and saving $$$). Happy fishing!



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