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KentG

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When I started getting into Euro style carp fishing I learned a lot from this website. Below is a simple and cheap method mix I use. Since I added this to my fishing, my results have gone through the roof. Everyone I have given this to have done very well as well. Good luck.

Crack Corn Method:

 

Take a large pot. I use a turkey fryer pot. Fill it with about 4-5 inches of water. Add one can of cream corn, two cans of whole kernel corn, and two box of instant jello. (I like peach, pineapple, and black cherry) Bring this to a boil. Start adding crack corn to the pot. Always keep stirring or it will burn. Add about a cup of quick oats and stir. Turn down heat. Keep adding crack corn until you can stand a spoon in it. It must not be soupy. Add another 3-4 cups of quick oats and stir them in. Take off the heat. Make sure all oats are stirred in. Take the crack corn and put into a 5 gallon plastic paint bucket and put the lid on. Leave on for 10 - 24 hours. Open up and kneed it with you hands. If it packs together in a ball well you are ready. If not we need to add more quick oats. (They are a binder. Too much and the bait won’t fall apart in the water. )

 

How to use:

 

Get method feeder cages or method nobblers to use. Pack crack corn around cage into a ball that is castable. Take your hook with your bait on the hair and press the hook in the side on the corn pack. Throw out and catch fish. Until you start getting hits rebait the cages every 10-15 minutes and throw back into the same area. This will bait the area as well.

 

Hair Baits:

 

I use K-1 Flavored maize or Pescaviva Tutti Fruitti flavored corn with one piece of fake corn on the hair to pop it up some. I also like tiger nuts with a piece of fake corn. When I use boilies I like to cut up a few and put them in my method ball. Sometimes I will also cut the boilie on the hair up some so it looks like the chunks in the method.



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Nice one Kent!


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A few of my fish using this method mix.

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Thanks for the info.  Nice fish too.  I'll have to give your mix a try!


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Thanks Kent! I'm about ready to try something different as my recent methods have only been producing 1or 2 fish each session. I think the carp need to be turned on by something a bit different. I will give it a try soon and let you know if it produces. Thanks again for the mix recipe.

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george... while kent's method is certainly worth  a try,
you may want to try something different than corn altogether. those fish have been hammered down there on corn for a while now. while some recaptures are obvious, you probably caught a lot of the same fish 2-3 times with out even knowing it. maybe try chick peas, or tiger nuts, or peanuts, maple peas, etc..

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george... while kent's method is certainly worth  a try, you may want to try something different than corn altogether. those fish have been hammered down there on corn for a while now. while some recaptures are obvious, you probably caught a lot of the same fish 2-3 times with out even knowing it. maybe try chick peas, or tiger nuts, or peanuts, maple peas, etc..


I agree Louis, I think they are actually sick and tired of corn. The toothless corneaters are actually refusing corn... can that be??? I do have some chick peas readily available. I like your suggestion of new baits. What about millet as part of a chum mix with some chickpeas. What are your feelings on a strong flavored dough or cornmeal based bait? Thanks for the advice.

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Try what you like. I just posted something that works very well for me. Several of the areas I fish have been hit with corn quite a bit. Both whole corn and crack corn method. I still catch plenty of fish there like this 23+ last sunday.

I would play with your hook bait until you see what they want.

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Quote:
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Try what you like. I just posted something that works very well for me. Several of the areas I fish have been hit with corn quite a bit. Both whole corn and crack corn method. I still catch plenty of fish there like this 23+ last sunday.


Kent... Our last comments about corn are in NO WAY a slight to your mix. Trust me I am going to try your mix and I appreciate you taking the time to post it. It is just that recently the carping has slowed and it seems like a change may be required. Thanks again for your post and keep them coming!

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Try what you like. I just posted something that works very well for me. Several of the areas I fish have been hit with corn quite a bit. Both whole corn and crack corn method. I still catch plenty of fish there like this 23+ last sunday.


Kent... Our last comments about corn are in NO WAY a slight to your mix. Trust me I am going to try your mix and I appreciate you taking the time to post it. It is just that recently the carping has slowed and it seems like a change may be required. Thanks again for your post and keep them coming!


yeah kent!
your mix recipe is much appreciated!!

george fishes one small area pretty regularly for several year now. the thought of mixing up his main bait ame to mind so i blurted it out. sorry to o off topic, and thanks again!!

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Pretty regularly is a bit of an understatement.
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Guys, I didn't take it that way at all. To me it is just another weapon in the arsenal. I do think that they are many other issues that corn has been used a lot. There is hookbait, which I think is very important. Flavor, hook size, hook link length etc...

Good luck and I will post others later on.

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I've had great success this year 20+ on the drive up and down the banks baiting with straight Rabbit pellets and mixed seeds.  Hookbait - I have the best luck with Whole corn.  Regardless of methods and different mixes, I think corn is the best for me. 

Heck at .70 a can....you can't go wrong!

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Here is another I use when the water is cool. It is actually a packbait but I fish it around a method nobbler. Cast well and I catch a ton of fish with it.

18oz of Instant Grits
9oz of Quick Grits
1tbs of kosher salt
1 can of cream corn
flavor

Mix all the dry ingredients and add 1/2 a can of cream corn. I like Superior flavorings. I use Banana Nut, Red Peach, Pineapple, and Tutti Fruitti. Add about 1/4 -1/3 of a bottle to the rest of the cream corn in the can. Mix well and pour into the rest of the mix. Mix well and let sit covered for about 25 minutes. Pack around method nobbler and use boilies, flavored field corn, Pescaviva, or sweetcorn as a hook bait.

Works very well when the water is below 70F. It will catch all year long as well.

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Here is another one I use with great success. I fish this around method nobblers as well.

3lb STEAMED WHOLE ROLLED OATS
1TBS of kosher salt
2 cans of cream corn flavor

Mix the oats and salt together. Pour in half of each can of cream corn. If using Superior Flavor add 1/4 of a bottle to each can of cream corn. If using R&W flavoring, 2 capfuls into each can. Mix well and poor into bucket with oats. Mix well and cover. Let sit for about 25 to 30 minutes.


Pineapple has been my best flavor with this.

One note the OATS are not from a grocery store, they come from a feed store.

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