Best carp bait

Noobfisher
I have noticed some big carp at the fishing spot I go to and was wondering what a good bait is to target them.
 
Willerman
I have been using corn and it works great. Google "carp dough ball" and you will find some recipes that I am looking to try out.
 
~JM~
Just stop by the nearest trash can & grab a handful of "bait". LOL!

As kids, we used a slice of Wonderbread. Tear off a chunk, lightly moisten with water & roll it into a sticky ball. Then mold it around a hook.

Might want to reconsider corn. It can plug up a fish's poop chute & kill them.
 
Fishpdx
anything works , corn,boilies,bread,peanutbutter,worms even cotton the white puffy stuff. there's a ton of recipes online
 
Willerman
~JM~ said:
Just stop by the nearest trash can & grab a handful of "bait". LOL!

As kids, we used a slice of Wonderbread. Tear off a chunk, lightly moisten with water & roll it into a sticky ball. Then mold it around a hook.

Might want to reconsider corn. It can plug up a fish's poop shoot & kill them.

Can't be any more unhealthy for carp than an arrow! :D

Joking aside, good to know. I might be using bread and dough a little more often.
 
bass
~JM~ said:
Just stop by the nearest trash can & grab a handful of "bait". LOL!

As kids, we used a slice of Wonderbread. Tear off a chunk, lightly moisten with water & roll it into a sticky ball. Then mold it around a hook.

Might want to reconsider corn. It can plug up a fish's poop shoot & kill them.

Corn harming fish is an old wives tale. Here is a study down on the effect of corn on trout. No harmful side effects although they do not seem to digest it particularly well.
 
espencer757
I also checked into this. If using corn, you should stick with white corn. The hulls of white corn is thinner and I'd easier to pass than yellow corn.

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Fishpdx
espencer757 said:
I also checked into this. If using corn, you should stick with white corn. The hulls of white corn is thinner and I'd easier to pass than yellow corn.

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But then again who really cares about carp. I think since carp eat almost anything they will have good digestive systems and corn won't do any harm.
 
espencer757
True with carp, but other fish swim in the water. Let's keep em all healthy.

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Fishpdx
Well then it's their fault that they ate the corn, we didn't force them to. LOL
 
bass
Please feel free to read the study I posted and then respond in kind. The only way to stop old wives tails is through the propagation of fact and not opinions. (We went from no corn to white corn) is to refute them with results from studies and not opinions. I would be fascinated to read the white vs yellow corn study.
 
espencer757
I did read the study, and it does not state the type of corn used. My info is based on my love of cooking and knowing the properties of each. As many people my know, even humans have a hard time digesting corn. To get down right vulgar, I chew my food, but how come I can only see the corn an peanuts in, well, you know.
One thing about corn though, you can see the yellow corn, but not the white. That is why a lot of baby foods are made from white corn. Yellow corn hulls are more waxy, while white corn hulls are starchy. I absolutely make no negative comments about the study you posted. I use corn for trout and Kokanee all the time. I just make sure to use white corn.

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espencer757
Oh, and as far as nutritional value for fish between white or yellow, for that I have no clue.

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bass
espencer757 said:
I did read the study, and it does not state the type of corn used. My info is based on my love of cooking and knowing the properties of each. As many people my know, even humans have a hard time digesting corn. To get down right vulgar, I chew my food, but how come I can only see the corn an peanuts in, well, you know.
One thing about corn though, you can see the yellow corn, but not the white. That is why a lot of baby foods are made from white corn. Yellow corn hulls are more waxy, while white corn hulls are starchy. I absolutely make no negative comments about the study you posted. I use corn for trout and Kokanee all the time. I just make sure to use white corn.

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Ha ha. Yep I can always tell when I had corn for dinner last night.

This conversation got me curious and I read that yellow corn is a genetic variant of white corn. In general white corn has a bit more sugar and yellow corn a bit more starch. Yellow corn has more lutein and beta carotene (which gives it its color). Most of the studies I saw said that they were pretty nutritionally close. I tried to find out if yellow corn had more cellulose (undigestable part) but I could not easily find any information on that topic.

I know most kokanee folks use the shoepeg corn which is supposed to be about the sweetest white corn so maybe trout have a sweet tooth. I have also read that some folks think it has an amino acid (lacking from yellow corn) that stimulates bites, but I could not find out any real data on that.
 
MikePierce170
Arrows and spears. Works every time :D
 
montym
MikePierce170 said:
Arrows and spears. Works every time :D

Mike, believe it nor not, I today was wondering about the only celebrity OFF member I know of. Where have you been so long? Got any more of your fish porn videos to share?
 
MikePierce170
Sorry for the late response montym. I've been healing/rehabbing my knee. After my fight I had surgery on a torn meniscus and ACL. I've been back to mostly normal activity for a bit now, so that's good. I think I'd go crazy if I couldn't shoot carp with arrows and spears. Unfortunately, I don't have any new carp porn videos yet. But hopefully this coming weekend will be different. I plan on heading 2hrs east of my location (to what I'm hoping are clearer waters) so I can blast some fish in the face.

A couple weekends ago I was at Spearfish Lake on the Washington side and shot one just sleeping in the water column. You shoulda seen how fast he woke up when I ripped my steel spear through him hahahaha. I love it!
 
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