Thanks Kirk. I didn't know Dicks carried them. Good info.
I spoke too soon. This is my primary nuisance fish...Sweet corn is my number one for Carolina rigging, and boiled feed corn and "Gulp!" artificial corn for my hair rigs. The "Gulp!" doesn't float, but it keeps the nuisance fish away and very strongly scented.
I spoke too soon. This is my primary nuisance fish...
Last night these voracious little (?) buggers were even taking the fake corn on my hair rigs. All the chumming I've been doing the last few months has made them very fat and happy.
I just got some method feeders, and hair rigs/fake corn a few weeks ago and made a similar concoction that I got off of the Carps and Cats Youtube channel. Only used once, but I do like that it isn't as sticky as some other carp baits that I have used. I made a recipe with corn syrup a couple of months ago and that stuff stuck to everything. LOL. This stuff even in some light current (fishing small lake spillway), it didn't seem to washout too bad and it spread out rather quick. I did some testing dropping some balls of it in shallow water to see how it reacted. Didn't catch anything, but I do like the method feeders. I always had issues especially in hot weather with keeping doughball on the hook.I haven't used a lot of boilies but do have a small jar. I use mostly floating artificial corn kernels here. Then I like the spiral spring type of method feeder. I mix canned sweet corn, canned white hominy, panko, strawberry jello and maybe some quick oats or Wheaties cereal in to make a backbit for the spring. Things slowly wash out of it in current but the hominy is big enough that it stays. Seems to work well. Just be sure to drain the liquid from the corn and hominy. I use a 1 gallon zip lock bag to mix it in. Just pour it all in, seal the ziplock and start tumbling it. Takes about 30 minutes for the moisture to get spread good. And it is not all sticky when packing it. You can work it with your hands and they are not all stuck together.
Nice video! I will have to see if I can find those. They would be cheaper for sure and should work as well.Craig I have some exactly like those but start going to a bait shop that used to be here in Indy. They had the spirals for $0.45 so I tried those and really liked them. This is a pic of the design. Really holds the corn mix well. Oh and I got the recipe from Luke youtube also.
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I will post this youtube video again because it shows the method feeder, loading it and the mix. The video was a project for a GoPro class I was taking so it has a bunch of stuff stuck in it. Sounds music titles, screen transition. It was just fun to make.
and here is my homemade hair rig. Note I use braid for a leader.
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