chumming for carp

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by justwannano, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

    SE Iowa
    One of the fellas I work with needed a ride home a couple of months ago. He lives above the local theatre.
    Sitting out back next to a too full dumpster was 2 big clear plastic garbage bags of popped popcorn.
    "Does this happen often" I asked ."I dunno" says Dave. "The dumpster is never that full".

    So Here I sit, temp outside is approaching the teens, thinking why not try popcorn for chum? I wonder if it could be used as a bait? With that much waste popcorn it just might just be an easy simple bait.

    So , have you or anyone you know tried popcorn for chum or bait?
  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Not for chum but the ducks and brim/bream really love it. Ley us know how it works for you, if you try it.

  3. CatHound

    CatHound New Member

    I don't know about popcorn as I've never tried it, but it does sound promising though. Maybe try soaking it so it sinks to the bottom first. That way it won't just blow away in the wind and you can concentrate it in one place. For chumming carp, I find it works better if I can place the chum in one specific area so the carp are feeding around my hook.