A subject that has been a hot item for decades and probably also remains is the bait and feed for carp fishing. There are many books with information and there are thousands of types, shapes and tastes on the market. We understand that you occasionally do not know which carp bait you have to buy. We always say, very honestly, not everything falls or stands at the bait, it revolves around the whole picture. You have to have the right spot, underline and many other circumstances are important. Sometimes one subject is more important than the other and sometimes also the bait counts. But lets be clear, you can really catch carp with almost every type of bait! There is not one kind of boilies that is the best or flavor that is the most tastiest. Go and experiment with all kinds of bait and feed. Even though you can do many species, we recommend that you take a look at the following kinds of bait to see if you have actually tried it all before.
We really have to start with the carp boilies. The boilie is the most famous and most used carp bait. Why is this seen as the best carp bait you might think. Sure one says because it catches a lot. That is too easy, because you often fish enough with boilies you will eventually catch. No, the boilie is, in our opinion, a good bait for the carp, especially for a few other reasons. It is very suitable for throwing long distances, because it stays in place. Whitefish often don't touch it, so you hardly have any bycatch. In addition, the ingredients are easy to change so you can get many types of boilies.
Miraculously, pop ups are still not used by a large number of carp anglers. This is really a missed opportunity, because the group of the carp anglers that do use them often stick with them forever. Simply put, it is nothing but a floating boilie. It has the same good characteristics as the boilie, only it is offered floating. Often the pop up hangs 2 cm above the bottom, making it just a little more striking than the rest of the feed.
Boilie dips and flavors
Do you want to add extra flavor to your bait? Then use a boilie dip. The smell of a boilie dip often lasts hours working under water. In addition to the boilie dipping, you can also mix flavors through your soil feed, pellets or other feed. Flavors are an oil with an aroma, color and flavor that gives extra attention to the carp.
Dips and flavors are present in the most crazy flavors nowadays and it is a matter of experimenting what works. The carp is a fish that is very sensitive to smell and taste and can smell under water from far away. So make use of this!
Something that is increasingly used in recent years is artificial bait. It has many shapes and qualities, such as boilie style or pop up, but also as corn, pellet or even maggots. The most striking colors of every kind are also available. The advantage of imitation bait is that it has no shelf life and can in fact be used for years. It is also much stronger and will not break or crack during a throw or when it comes into contact with obstacles. Although it is made of plastic, it is therefore very durable and actually also a cheap bait. Put your artificial bait in a boilie dip and they seem and smell just like real bait.
Now we have described the most familiar types of bait above, but there are many more products that also catches carp. Think of tiger nuts, pellets or even maggots. The carp eats all of them. And then of course, old-fashioned baits for the carp which are very underestimated and almost no fishing shop or store sells it but it can be found often in your own home. Namely rye bread, plain bread, cheese or potato. For pen fishing or surface fishing, these are excellent species of bait and of course, cheap!
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