Mick Palanuk of Grand Coulee offered this recipe for success after hearing other anglers vent their frustration in foiled quests to harvest trout.
1. Put a handful of miniature marshmallows on a sheet of plastic wrap.
2. Separate marshmallows – no touchers.
3. Sprinkle granulated or powdered garlic under and over marshmallows and let them set out overnight.
4. In morning, turn marshmallows over and let them set for rest of the day.
5. When fairly dry, put them in a plastic bag for next fishing trip.
6. Bait hook with worm first followed by marshmallow at end of hook covering barb. This order seems to keep marshmallow from getting soft and falling off.
7. Catch trout for dinner.