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Post by carper8030 on Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:06 am

My main question hear is why are you using the bait that your "on".
In other words what attracted you to it and what qualities do you guys look for in a bait.

Im only asking the question as its good to get different peoples ideas and thoughts. bait definatly is an area where in one part of the country a single manufacturer will outsell another wether this is to do with varying thoughts on bait or avalability im not sure.

So lets hear your thoughts guys.
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Post by healdy on Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:15 am

Bait

I generally look for what i consider to be a good 'food' bait - usually but not always a fishmeal.

I look for a bait making company with some pedigree and who is willing to offer discount for bulk - i rarely pay more than 6 a kilo and i have used - nutrabaits, premier, newfields and now i am on stickybaits, i would use hutchy or cc moore.

i don't worry what the 'going' bait is on a certain water - i don't credit carp with the intelligence that some others do. I accept they can recognise food but thats as far as i go with that - therefore as long as my bait is a genuine food bait i am happy to use it alongside lads using nutrabaits or whatever even if that is the bait used by most anglers on that water.

I know lads who think prebaiting is the key - but i have never been sure - i don't have the time anyway nor am i on the bank often enough to take advantage of such a program. I certainly find it hard to accept that a fish would turn its nose up at my bait and that it would prefer a bait alongside it which had been prebaited or was the 'going bait'. But i know lads who would swear this is true [they all used to work at nutrabaits though Wink ]

So a quality food bait - neutral colour - not too high in attractors - able to be left in the water for at least 12 hours [ i always test a new bait now after starting one season in which i would reel in on a morning to find no bait lol] and a negotiable price!


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Post by Woodchucker on Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:43 am

I use Maple and Lobster from the Bait Kitchen and its caught me everything from 9lb Barbel to 35lb Carp, In my eyes if you stick to the same bait no matter what the venue then its one less thing to worry about Wink

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Post by Stotty on Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:42 pm

healdy wrote:Bait

I generally look for what i consider to be a good 'food' bait - usually but not always a fishmeal.

I look for a bait making company with some pedigree and who is willing to offer discount for bulk - i rarely pay more than 6 a kilo and i have used - nutrabaits, premier, newfields and now i am on stickybaits, i would use hutchy or cc moore.

i don't worry what the 'going' bait is on a certain water - i don't credit carp with the intelligence that some others do. I accept they can recognise food but thats as far as i go with that - therefore as long as my bait is a genuine food bait i am happy to use it alongside lads using nutrabaits or whatever even if that is the bait used by most anglers on that water.

I know lads who think prebaiting is the key - but i have never been sure - i don't have the time anyway nor am i on the bank often enough to take advantage of such a program. I certainly find it hard to accept that a fish would turn its nose up at my bait and that it would prefer a bait alongside it which had been prebaited or was the 'going bait'. But i know lads who would swear this is true [they all used to work at nutrabaits though Wink ]

So a quality food bait - neutral colour - not too high in attractors - able to be left in the water for at least 12 hours [ i always test a new bait now after starting one season in which i would reel in on a morning to find no bait lol] and a negotiable price!


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A lot of wise word in that..

I have to 2nd i don't credit carp with the intelligence that some others do for god sake they eat plastic..

but got to say i am one of those lads who think prebaiting is the key. I have done very well with this and caught a taget fish i was after for two years by going over to prebaiting..

Last of all i have and still use nutrabaits for years as a southern lad its not used a great deal down this way and one of there base mix is part of my CC4C mix Wink

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Post by dsb72 on Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:22 pm

Wow.... If you had asked me last year i would have said CELL CELL CELL BABY!! & whole 20mm or 22mm whoppers..... Did well with them... but this year.. it all changed after spending more time on the club lake, reading alot more carpy books... my outlook on the bait has changed to using small baits.. & not even round ones at that....

Most of my fishing nowdays is either 10mm bollies or 10mm dumpbells, which are always tipped with some sort of plastic colour... This season i have been using Nash Baits.. which have gone down well for me this year Wink
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Re: baits,baits,baits

Post by carper8030 on Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:00 pm

ok some good input;

something elsa to look at now when im looking for a new bait I generally look at different aspects of the bait

1. colour
2. texture/ outter skin
3. smell

Then I break the bait open and start again

1. smell
2. texture/ within the bait
3. colour
4. taste
5. density

So come on how many of you taste ya bait, if you have any knolage of bait tasting it can help you identify some of the ingredience.

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Post by edbeef on Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:28 pm

Only baits I've tasted are spam, bread and corn lol!

Think I ate a chickpea at some point too...
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Re: baits,baits,baits

Post by Stotty on Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:24 pm

carper8030 wrote:ok some good input;

something elsa to look at now when im looking for a new bait I generally look at different aspects of the bait

1. colour
2. texture/ outter skin
3. smell

Then I break the bait open and start again

1. smell
2. texture/ within the bait
3. colour
4. taste
5. density

So come on how many of you taste ya bait, if you have any knolage of bait tasting it can help you identify some of the ingredience.



Taste is something i used to do a lot with baits. But must say there are some bloody nasty ones out there geek

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Re: baits,baits,baits

Post by nixon on Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:16 am

Yeah...Bream lol!

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Re: baits,baits,baits

Post by Stotty on Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:55 pm

nixon wrote:Yeah...Bream lol!


No there good best thing for them lol!

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Post by jamiejay on Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:51 am

no such thing as best bait i also make all my own boilies as there price per 1kg is mental,

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