Carp Bait

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by Whistler, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    Original post made by Tom Finch(Warcraft1975) on April 14, 2004

    2 cups Cornmeal
    3 tbsp Sugar
    1/2 tsp Salt
    1 pkg Strawberry Gelatin
    1 tbsp Vanilla
    2 cups Water
    1 bag marshmallows


    1) - pour all ingredients into a large bowl, mixing until dissolved.
    2) - cook over a low flame, stirring constantly.
    3) - while stirring, slowly add Marshmallows.
    4) - continue until batch is sticky as glue & too thick to stir.
    5) - wrap in wax paper, clean the kitchen, then get your butt to the river.
    6) - use strong line, put on a slip sinker then tie on a stout hook.
    7) - pinch on a piece of shot ~ 12" above hook (as a stop for the slip sinker). 8) - break off a hunk of the bait & mold it fully around hook.
    9) - cast out & get ready for some hot & heavy action!
     
  2. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    Original post made by Jeremy Willis(Willisjj) on June 2, 2005

    Ingredients:
    corn meal
    corn syrup
    water
    vanilla extract
    a little flour

    I think I got this recipe out of a book a long time ago, but basically you take a sauce pan or pot and add a cup of cornmeal and an equal amount of water. I am using a cup as an example, make as much as you want. Add in a couple of good "dollops" of corn syrup and heat on medium high heat, turning constantly with a spoon from the bottom or it will burn. It will eventually cook together into a big glob. Cook a littly more until the gritty feel of the corn meal is gone. Let it cool.

    Next, dust some flour on a table top and knead it out adding flour until you get a good dough and the stickiness is gone. Wrap it in alum. foil or stick it in a sealable coffee can and you have a bait that will stay on the hook for a couple of hours. I use about a no. 4 treble hook and form an egg size ball around the hook. I fish it on bottom with no other terminal tackle except for the hook. This stuff works great. Its not a matter of wether they will bite, but just when.

    I also add the vanilla extract, either while cooking the dough or afterwords while kneading. I cant tell which way is better or if it matters at all, but the carp really tear this bait up.
     

  3. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Thanks for the recipes I have been tring out one that has corn meal, strawberry jello, flour and anise oil. I have only used it a couple of times and struck out. An old guy where I have been fishing is catching carp but is mighty tight lipped about his recipe.
     
  4. Jammer

    Jammer New Member

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    I've already got some strawberry hotdogs, I might as well mix up some of this for the carp. At least it won't stink and sounds like a snack.:roll_eyes: I feed a lot of fish but only hook a few.
     
  5. Shanadoia

    Shanadoia New Member

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    I think that i am goin to try these out. I use to catch some carp in small creeks and they really put up a fight. Good Fishin everyone
     
  6. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Whistler i think IM GOING TO TRY BOTH OF THESE. i THINK THE ONE WITH THE CORN SYRUP WILL REALLY TARE THEM BUG EYED BASS UP!! J.D.STRAKA:big_smile: