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Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by J.BENKE, Jan 28, 2007.
has anyone ever had any luck with carp boilies?
i made some last summer and got a lot of pan size channels
I've had some luck with Mainlines Essential Opal. Only thing is, as far as I know, they're not being imported any more. I've also been doing alright with ACS's 10mm pineapple boilie. Bought some fresh boilies last year, but I wasn't used to the fresh and left them unrefrigerated and they were growing mold.
But my main go to, is pineapple flavored maize.
ive read alot of recipies over the internet and a few in in-fisheman mag, but i didnt know if they were worth my time or not, thanks for the replies
Boilies do work. I make my own, and buy some. I also make pop-ups (floating boilies). I usually just use corn though. If you want to use boilies, put them on a hair-rig. Coonx you should try Wacker Bait & Tackle. They sell the dry boilies that don't mold. J.BENKE Wacker B&T has whatever you could want. Click on the piece of corn. Check out the recipes on left-hand side. You can learn quite a bit about European Carp fishing just from looking at this site.
So whats a boilie?
A boilie is basically a flavored/boiled doughball. they are very tough compared to our American doughbaits that we use. They stay on the line (hair-rig) in the water better and can be cast farther. You can get them in floating (pop-ups) so the fish can find them easier. They dissolve slowly and give off alot of scent. I have been thinking about making some with the "Meal Fish Attractant Additives" from Catfish Connection. They would be another bait in my arsenal for catfish. If nothing more, they should work for bait in my minnow traps.
I though tyou guys were talking about something to eat at the dinner table.
Some of the flavors sound pretty good....pineapple, tutti frutti........ummmmmmmmm boilieeesssss....:tounge_out:
So is it like a dumpling?
ya got a recipe for them?
1/4 cup ground corn flakes or Wheaties
1/4 cup ground quick oats
1/4 cup bread crumbs (plain)
1/2 teaspoon Lorann oils or other flavorings (experiment with these) one of my favorites is Tutti-Fruity
1/8 cup Kosher or Sea salt
Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix flavoring oil and egg in a cup. Add food coloring to the flavoring and egg mixture until you have the color you want. Mix wet ingredients slowly with dry ingredients to make a crumbly dough. You should be able to roll a small amount into a nice ball by hand (you might want to wear rubber gloves). If the dough is too dry, add a little water or more egg slowly, until it is the right consistency. Roll dough into 1/4" to 3/4" balls. Drop into sieve and boil for 2-3 minutes.
i havent tried either store-bought or homemade, which do you think works better.
I guess American carp are not as sophisticated as European carp because, I've had good luck with my homemade boilies as well as the store-bought.
That must bi it.The makers of the boughten stuff want you to think carp are sophisticated diners.
Hey j benke
The fish picks up its food from the bottom of a river.What kinda scum do you suppose is down there.How picky can they be. If you have read the online recipes of those brits you will notice they use various kinds of pepper in their recipe. They claim it is a carrier,used to help carry the scent downstream.I'm doubting it.
thanks again D Weezy