For the more traditional chumming, Voodoo Offshore also manufactures a pure cold pressed "Tournament Grade" menhaden oil.
All species of game fish respond in varying degrees to chum. For consistently successful anglers, chumming has become an art form and has practically evolved into a science. One thing is for sure, effective chumming techniques definitely produce more fish.
When it comes to commercially ground chum, menhaden is the key ingredient. Menhaden are prolific baitfish which exist in huge schools on both sides of the Sunshine State as well as up and down the Atlantic coast. Depending on your geographic location, menhaden take on colloquial names like pogies, LYs or bunkers. Many anglers consider these oily fish to be premier bait and all agree that live, dead, whole, cut up or ground, just about everything that swims is attracted to and eats menhaden. The aromatic oil in their flesh produces a potent odor thatís a powerful scent attractor and hard for any fish to resist.