Bait will be crazy: how to make bait for carp at home

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How to prepare bait for carp

Often fishermen call carps trophy fish. They are common in freshwater reservoirs, have a body length of up to one meter, and their live weight can even reach 20 kg. However, this is a very cautious fish, so it is not easy to catch it.

It is better to choose coarse bait, such as corn, peas, potatoes, mashed peas, mixed fodder and other cereals. Carp has an excellent sense of smell, so experienced fishermen advise adding milk powder, fish meal, cream, oilcake or bran. OBOZREVATEL collected the best bait recipes.

Recipe 1: Peas, millet and pearl barley

Mix peas, millet and pearl millet in equal proportions. Pour the mixture with water and boil the porridge. When the porridge is ready, add sunflower oil - it is important to take unrefined to enhance the smell, as well as 2 tablespoons of honey, breadcrumbs and cake (1/10 of the total mass).

Recipe 2: Mashed potatoes

This is the easiest and most accessible recipe for complementary foods. Prepare mashed potatoes, add 1 cup of chopped roasted sunflower seeds and beat a raw egg. Additional flavorings can be used.

Carps like the following smells:

  • vanilla;
  • honey;
  • fruit flavors;
  • caramel;
  • hemp;
  • garlic;
  • anise;
  • shrimp;
  • crab;
  • shells.

Recipe 3: Classic

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 cup wheat flour;
  • 1 cup corn flour;
  • 100 grams of chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • hot water

Mix the wheat and cornflour and dry it in a pan. Add salt and transfer it to the pan. After that add all the other ingredients: chocolate, a glass of hot water and honey. Stir until the mixture becomes a homogeneous mass. Then knead the dough, make small balls of it and spread it in bags.

Recipe 4: With semolina and peanuts

This recipe is good if you are going on a fishing trip with a big group, because you will get a lot of bait.

The necessary ingredients:

  • 1,2 kg of semolina
  • 300 grams of white sugar
  • 400 grams of powdered milk
  • 0,5 kg of granulated cat food or dog food
  • 400 g roasted chopped peanuts
  • 1,2 kg bread crumbs
  • 2 kg corn grits
  • 400 g cake
  • 0.5 kg of ground flakes (oats, corn or wheat).

All the ingredients should be mixed and left for 15 minutes. When you arrive at the fishing spot, add to the mixture some water directly from the body of water where you are going to catch carp. Stir again, allow to stand for 10 minutes and start the process.

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