chum up

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Verb1.chum up - become friends; act friendly towards
befriend - become friends with; "John and Eric soon became friends"; "Have you made friends yet in your new environment?"

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He usually swaps a case of drinks for shrimp trawl bycatch (mostly dead pinfish and crabs) used to chum up the blackfins.
Menhaden and Boston mackerel definitely appeal to snapper, but their higher oil content will also chum up the sharks.
Keeping the chum up encourages the fish to be more visible, which is both practical and encouraging to the angler.