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  1. I have always found equal amounts of semolina, maize meal and soya flour to be as simple as it gets for the base. Additives are your choice and dictate the final effectiveness.
  2. You don't need expensive gear there bud. You are using canned sweetcorn, right, not raw corn from the feedstore? Chuck a canful of sweetcorn in the hole, not just a couple of grains, and see what happens. You might also try bread. just wrap the white around the hookshank, leaving the point bare.
  3. Do you put anything on your pickup for grits or use plain?
  4. Unusual to put that in a pack bait. It is more usual to use a liquid flavor.
  5. Hi carpkeeper2005, I don’t use soybean, but here are a couple of Paul Collins recipes who posts on here as “Justcarpn” 2½ cup soybean 2½ cup wheat bran 1½ cup self-raising flour 16 oz can cream corn 2 oz flavor Early June 4 cup Soybean meal 2 cup Wheat bran 2 cup self-raising flour 1/2 can Cinnamon 16oz can Cream corn 1/2 bottle Texas Pete 2oz Butternut flavor
  6. Here's a rice bait that doesn't involve cooking 28oz Kraft Minute Rice 48oz Ketchup 2 Packet Pineapple Jello powder 2 oz Superior Pineapple Flavor Small palmful of Table Salt Stir all the above. It will look too sloppy at first, but put the lid on and leave to set for 12-16 hours at room temperature. It will be perfect.
  7. Lorann oils give off a lot of flavor in a doughball, especially the Cinnamon.
  8. Paul, That's interesting, but do you mean Rum flavoring (like Superior) or do you mean real Rum
  9. Kool-Aid gives a color tint to sweetcorn and improves its attractiveness considerably in the heat. Strawberry or Cherry for a red bait.
  10. Holland and Barrett have a fairly large selection of essential oils which are 100% pure, i.e. not thinned out with a carrier oil. Their oils also have a date on the packaging unlike those sold by bait companies.
  11. Agreed, I would only ever use tap water. Why would you use something out of a lake or water butt that varies in purity with the weather when you can use tapwater that is the same every time and perfect for the job?
  12. Thanks, Paul. By the way, I only do any good with millet when the water is very warm, about 80 degrees or higher. No good in early summer. The water has to be warm to melt the syrup.
  13. Thanks for the recipe, Paul. With millet, I prefer Karo Light (clear) syrup to the Dark Karo. Tom Brooks (Mr Big) reckons that all Karo Syrup is rubbish and the best is Bob White Crystal White Syrup. Do you have a preference?
  14. Chow is too filling and very difficult for the carp to digest in low temperatures. Prefer unflavored bread pack
  15. The fountains for sure There will probably be one fountain that they prefer above all others for some inexplicable reason. Perhaps the furthest. Try different ones until you find it During snow/ice conditions, plain white bread paste can sometimes beat all other baits.
  16. Carp are lethargic in these conditions and although they feed less, they are still well worth fishing for. You just need to find the spots where they are holed up. They are generally at their largest weight at this time of year, having fattened up during fall. It's well worth the effort for a biggy. Where will they be? The answer is where they feel most comfortable and safe. They will congregate near anything that tends to raise the water temperature – inlet streams, feeder pipes, underwater springs, aerators and so on. If none of these are present, they might be at the centre of the fishery where the sun strikes the water most. They will also congregate in safe areas – sunken trees, overhanging trees, snags, dying weed beds or reed beds, underwater structures and so on. These are the places to look, not necessarily the deepest places.
  17. Try a Grits Packbait - loved by carp, hated by kitties
  18. One of the occasional posters on here, Paul Collins, was one of the original Paylakers. He won't mind me saying that his writing is not the most literate, but have a look on his site for some good bait info. www.justcarpn.comyr.com/
  19. Same as birds, carp do not possess the vanilloid (TRPV1) receptor, so they are unaffected by ‘hot’ ingredients that contain capsaicin. So, while chillis, peppers, paprika, etc will sometimes attract carp, it is not because of their ‘heat’. You can go quite high these ingredients
  20. Like you say, it's hard to tell. Possibly one of the R&W Carp Juices, there are many variations on banana
  21. If the dip is a powder type, you want the same amount of Aquamax and creamed corn plus half of a silver bullet. Dip the pack ball in some silver bullet before casting
  22. If the dip is a liquid type, you would use the same flavor for the dip that you put in your doo doo. The recipe would be 3 lb of Purina Aquamax 300 (1/16” size) or similar + one can of creamed corn + 2 oz of Superior Flavor. Stir gently. You do not want to create a dough or it will not break, you want a loose texture. Best to spray the flavour onto the pack ball just before casting, not actually dip it, because dipping it results in it dripping all over your boots and everywhere else.
  23. Did he say whether the dip was a powder or a liquid? This could affect the doo doo recipe that you might use.
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