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Any good river baits

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Worms, maggots and bread.

 

Some berries will work.

 

Search particles on this site.

 

Not sure what you mean by chum, if you mean bits of meat with blood oozing from it cut up it may work but probably overkill and would probably pre-occupy the fish in which case you would use bits of that as bait as well. Loose feed (your bait) may be best.

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Not sure what you mean by chum,

 

Chum is what you throw in other than your hookbait. It's a difference in terms. Chum can be corn, maize, pellets etc. The Brits call it particle or bait, most US folks call it chum. Chum doesn't have to be fish bits, it can be any grain also.

 

I've found that Sweet Feed, Range Cubes and Boiled cracked or field corn (maize) is the cheapest and best way to go for river fishing. As for hookbaits sweet corn, flavored sweet corn or maize, pack & puff and doughball works in the river I fish.

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Not sure what you mean by chum,

 

Chum is what you throw in other than your hookbait. It's a difference in terms. Chum can be corn, maize, pellets etc. The Brits call it particle or bait, most US folks call it chum. Chum doesn't have to be fish bits, it can be any grain also.

 

I've found that Sweet Feed, Range Cubes and Boiled cracked or field corn (maize) is the cheapest and best way to go for river fishing. As for hookbaits sweet corn, flavored sweet corn or maize, pack & puff and doughball works in the river I fish.

sounds good im go up to new river and try it out seen some big ones !

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Thanks for that Dunkel :D

 

Sweet Feed, Range Cubes pack & puff

 

I'm assuming "pack & puff" is ready made puff pastry

 

Can't say that I know what the other two are though :oops:

 

No no pack and puff is packbait (method mix) usually oats and cream style corn plus flavoring, and for a hookbait puffed corn cereal (not corn pops) usually flavored with Lorann's Cinnamon Oil or some sort of Hot Sauce. Some folks pack the packbait around the hookbait, but in a river situation you need a little heavier weight so the packbait is packed around the lead. Kinda dicey what the difference is between packbait and method mix. My definition is packbait goes around the hookbait and method Mix goes around the lead.

 

Sweet feed is a pelletized horse/livestock feed. Range Cubes are large pellets (like broomstick diameter) that are usually used as a supplemental cattle feed.

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Thanks for that Dunkel :D

 

Sweet Feed, Range Cubes pack & puff

 

I'm assuming "pack & puff" is ready made puff pastry

 

Can't say that I know what the other two are though :oops:

 

No no pack and puff is packbait (method mix) usually oats and cream style corn plus flavoring, and for a hookbait puffed corn cereal (not corn pops) usually flavored with Lorann's Cinnamon Oil or some sort of Hot Sauce. Some folks pack the packbait around the hookbait, but in a river situation you need a little heavier weight so the packbait is packed around the lead. Kinda dicey what the difference is between packbait and method mix. My definition is packbait goes around the hookbait and method Mix goes around the lead.

 

Sweet feed is a pelletized horse/livestock feed. Range Cubes are large pellets (like broomstick diameter) that are usually used as a supplemental cattle feed.

 

This is for the river. These baits are called method mixes. There are different from pack baits in that they stay together longer at a time. Making them a little better to use at the river then the pack baits are but I still use them myself. The pack baits that is. I will give you about three baits to use at the rivers on here and as I get more I will update the site. So I hope that this helps some of y’all out and helps you to get that big fish of a lifetime. So here they are!

 

Method Mix

 

One of my favorite summer mixes is 2/3 cottonseed meal 1/3 quick oats and cream corn to right consistency. Don't make it too wet but it packs really well and holds fish in the area really well. I dust the top with turmeric which is a really strong spicy attractant that you can get at an Indian market or a grocery store in the spice section. Cottonseed meal just seems to be one of those forgotten additives that is a seriously good attractor of carp and buffalo. Last summer I did extremely well on it.

The mix is 1 large can of quaker old fashioned oats, 1 small can of quick 5 minute grits, 2 cans of cream corn and about 1/2 can of lake water.

 

1 large can(2.5lbs) of oats, 2 cans of cream corn, and 2-4 cap fulls of hutchinson flavor. Mix the oats with one can of cream corn well, then dump half of the second can into your mix and drop the flavor in to the other half of the corn still in the can. Stir it and mix it with the rest then mix everything well. Drop the top on it and leave it to soak the liquid up for 10 or 15 minutes, maybe adding a small amount of lake water if it soaks up too much. Most of the cause of that is that the oats were pressurized more when they were rolled and take a bit more liquid to soak up. Try that and if it doesn't work, mix in half a pound of regular breadcrumb with the same mix or just chuck them.

 

also method mix and pack bait are not the same, a method mix is made to stay out longer and break down slower, while a pack bait is designed to break faster. i know its confusing but once you learn its not bad at all.

 

a simple method mix is

1 large can of old fashiond oats,

1 can quick grits

2 cans cream corn

3/4 can of water

add whatever flavoring you want, i like a hole bottle of chilli powder.

 

let sit for 5-10 minutes untill sticky but not to wet. then mold it around a weight nice and firm and let it fly.

 

If I get the chance to do any fishing I am going bsck to old faithful. Seems my different concautions ive been trying these past several months weren't producing as well as I had in the past. Never hurts to experiment as long as you learned a thing or two.

 

Simply put

1 large bin old fashion oats

1 small bin of instant grits

1 4oz container of chili powder

A splash of lake water for a little moisture.

 

This makes one batch about 1/3 of a 5 gallon bucket.

 

I tried adding cream corn and all different stuff but this simple basic recipe has always worked best for me.

 

This is my own mix based off of Richard Somerville's fantastic cracked corn method:

 

-one 5 gallon bucket

-1/4 of a 50lb bag of cracked corn(12.5lbs)

-two 42oz tubs of old fashioned oats

-one cup of sugar

-one gallon of boiling water(store bought spring water as it has no chemicals)

 

SHORT VERSION:

Mix the oats and corn. Boil the water with salt and sugar. Pour the boiling water over the dry. Mix it up and seal the bucket.

 

LONG VERSION:

1.)Mix the oats and cracked corn together in the bucket and set it aside(optionally, you can add other dry stuff to this if you want like milk powder at a rate of 1 cup per tub of oats).

2.)Combine the salt and sugar in a pot and boil the gallon of water(optionally, you can add flavors of your choice to the water right as it comes to a boil)

3.)Pour the boiling water in the bucket of dry ingredients. Try to pour it over all of the oats and corn.

4.)With a big spoon mix it all up and seal the bucket. You are done! You can use it as soon as it cools off. This mix is perfect for preparing it the night before. You just pour, mix and go to bed.

 

It can get a littler wetter on the bottom and a little dry on the top but once you mix it all up it will be perfect. If it does go dry you can add creamed corn until it binds or you can add more milk replacer to get it stickier.

 

Note: this mix will make one FULL bucket of method/pack for around $10.

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