The Big Red Carp Fishing Blog
I am often asked to recommend a recipe for a cheap yet nutritious and long lived boiled bait. Well to be honest that is asking the impossible. You see, the words cheap and nutritious don’t sit well in a sentence, and if you add long lasting as well it becomes even less plausible. However, here is a bait that should last a summer or a bit longer. It is affordable, versatile and easy to make. I’ll go through the procedure step by step.
Carpticle™ is a blend of mini and micro seeds and cereals (including millet, rapeseed, milo, groats, hempseed, and aniseed oil) specially blended and formulated to allow fermentation to take place.
One of the best selling products in the Haith's Baits range is the amazingly versatile SuperRed™.
If, like me you fish more long sessions of a week or more than you do day or weekend sessions, then you may like to try this tip for preparing particles at the lakeside. Though some folks think that a particle such as maize, for instance, can be prepared simply by soaking it in lake water, this is simply not the case. Every particle should be soaked AND cooked in order to prepare it safely. However, on long sessions cooking large amounts of grains or pulses by the water’s edge can cause problems
Many people think that seeds, particles and groundbaits are less effective in winter. They are making a BIG mistake! I will happily use as much groundbaits, etc. in winter as I do in summer and I have found that a particle-based approach is actually more productive than one based purely on boiled baits.
While we sit on our hands through the dark days of winter, with a ‘roof’ of ice covering our favourite lakes, now is the time to think about the warmer days ahead; specifically about catching carp using what I call mass baits, namely mini boilies, seeds and seed blends, boilie crumb, chops and groundbait. You see, using mass baits to create preoccupation is probably one of the most sure fire ways of getting action in modern carp fishing.