Buy some chicken breast
Cut into chunks and fill chunks with
Clam juice and let soak .
Doesn't stink, stays on hook
And blues love it.
I've tried soaking overnight with clam juice instead of injecting, and I had good action on it.
Some people swear by soaking chicken breast in Dead Red. I read on here that Fishing Professor dumped his shad out one trip because they kept kitting the chicken breast instead of his shad. Is that an anomaly? Sounds like it ought to be, but I don't know. I do know that chicken breast is a lot more expensive than free shad though. I hate getting salmonella all over everything too, but sometimes you don't have shad or time to get shad.