Because we’ve lived on and fished the West Coast all our lives, one of the most tried- and-true uses of Fire Brine has always been on herring. Ditto for sardines & anchovies, minnows, shad, smelt & alewives in the Great Lakes and ballyhoo on the East Coast. Dad Pautzke learned long ago that Fire Brine turns all meat baits into irresistible baits! Fire Brine replaces homemade brines. It takes the guesswork out of brining, while toughening your bait so it doesn’t break apart as quickly, prolongs the life of the bait, makes it flashy, helps the scales shine, gives it color and makes it more durable, saving you time and money!