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The Best Recipes for Carp Bait

Homemade recipes for the best carp bait

In rare cases, carp can be caught without special bait. Carp loves a secluded habitat in water - under fallen trees, in the reeds, at great depths. To lure a carp from there you need good bait.

How to Make Homemade Bait for Carp

The advantage of using self-made bait

In modern stores for fishing presents a huge amount of ready-made bait for any fish. Consider the plus homemade bait for carp fishing.

  • You yourself know the composition of complementary foods.
  • Knowing the composition, we are sure how feeding up will behave in the water;
  • Save money.
  • You can independently choose the ingredients for the reservoir.

General Requirements for Bait


The bait should contain flavors that cause a strong appetite for the fish. Be careful, the fish has a well-developed sense of smell, you can easily overdo it with flavors, and this will only scare the carp. For the same reason, you should not use several flavors in one bait.


Bait should contain only fresh ingredients. The fish in this issue is legible. No need to overload the composition of the components. A greatest of five components. Large or small particles? Carp fish is large, so it recommended using a large fraction in the feeding (for example, peas, maize).


Bait should be well molded, but at the same time be relatively solid. This can be achieved by adjusting the composition with the help of water and dry feeding. So do not soak all bait at once.

Binding components

As a binder, components are used: clay, oatmeal, various types of flour, biscuit chips, semolina, and oatmeal.

Ballast components

To make the bait heavy, for long casting, use small pebbles - gravel no more than 3 mm.

Features Bait for Carp

When immersed in water, the lumps should fall apart. If the reservoir has a current - it is necessary to throw the bait against the flow of water. You need to try to throw the balls with the smallest sound. Noise scares the fish. Carp has a good appetite - no need to save on bait.

The main ingredients, additives, flavors for bait

Main components:

  • Basic;
  • Aft part;
  • A binder that, in a strong current, will not blur the food;
  • Rippers (needed to separate the bait into balls);
  • Taste additives;

Additional components:

  • More dry aromatic ingredients should be to the bait 6 hours before the start of fishing. For example, at night, if fishing scheduled for the morning.
  • A liquid flavor additive should add to feed 2-3 hours before the start of fishing.
  • Water in feed should add in small portions. If there a lot of water, this can corrected by adding dry food.
  • Do not use all dry bait. Leave some part to adjust the composition of the finished bait.
  • The shape of the lumps at the bait should be the same size.
  • The diameter of the feeding point should be a greatest of 1 meter.

Sometimes carp caught not at the point of feeding up but a little apart. This is due to the following factors:

  • The bait you have prepared has a small weight and carried away by the current. To avoid this, you need to add extra weight to the bait ball - you can use a small stone.
  • Excess in the composition of bait aromatic substances.

The most popular for carp fishing are such flavors:

Anise, hemp, strawberry, vanilla, honey. It is worth considering that the smell of meat attracts carp in the winter. In the warm season, fruit flavors will do. Garlic, hemp seeds (fried and ground) used as flavoring additives.

Cooking Bait - Recipes

Proven simple recipe bait


  • Millet grouts - 200 gr.
  • Wheat - 500 gr.
  • Peas - 500 gr.
  • Corn grits - 300 gr.
  • Pearl barley - 500 gr.
  • Semolina - 200 gr.
  • Clay soaked in water.

Boil water and pour back the peas and all the grains except wheat, semolina. Constantly stir the ingredients until tender. After cover the pan with a lid. Add clay to the cooled porridge, mix again and add semolina and millet to form balls.

Recipe with cookies


  • Oat cookies.
  • Cookies "Baked Milk".
  • Roasted peanuts, ground in a coffee grinder.
  • Cornmeal and grits.
  • Flakes - corn, oat.

Chop cookies and cereal. All components mixed and packaged. When fishing, add animal ingredients and flavorings.

A simple recipe with chocolate and honey


  • Finely ground corn meal.
  • Wheat flour. The highest grade.
  • Chocolate bar.
  • Honey.
  • Salt

Each type of flour to fry in a pan separately. Mix two types of flour and add salt. Melt chocolate in a water bath. Add in a glass of hot water and honey, mix quickly. The mixing process should not take more than 2 minutes. After the mixture has cooled, you need to form small balls. You can store such bait in a plastic bag.

Recipes Homemade Bait for Fishing at Different Times of the Year

Recipes for Summer

In hot summer, weather carp kept in the reeds or other river vegetation.

Recipe with rye crackers


  • Dry milk 250 ml.
  • Rye crackers, ground in a coffee grinder - 1 cup.
  • Soy flour - 1 cup.
  • Egg powder - 0.5 cups.
  • Sugar - 1 tsp.
  • Salt - pinch.

Mix all the ingredients, add water from the reservoir.

Recipe with potatoes


  • Boiled potatoes -1 kg.
  • Raw egg - 1 pc.
  • Sunflower seeds - 1 glass.
  • Cake - 1 cup.
  • Dill seeds.

Mash potatoes in mashed potatoes, add egg. Grind roasted seeds and dill seeds and add to the mixture. All ingredients mix well and make a ball the size of an orange.

Recipe for the Fall

The perfect bait for catching in the fall


  • White fish - 100 gr.
  • Food for birds - 150 gr.
  • Semolina - 110 gr.
  • Capelin fresh - 60 gr.
  • Egg powder - 30 gr.
  • Casein fraction 30 - 80 gr.
  • Egg - 6 pieces
  • Fish oil - 20 ml.
  • Fruit flavoring - 5 ml.

Fish, bird food, egg powder, casein mix well. Add raw eggs, fish oil and flavor. Boil two more minutes after boiling.

Recipe for spring

In the spring, you can catch a large carp. To ensure success, you need the right bait. You need to feed a place with a maximum depth of 2 meters. It is necessary to catch from the shore.


  • Corn - 1 kg.
  • Wheat - 1 kg.
  • Flavoring (fruit or berry) - 50 ml.
  • Sugar - 100 gr.

Rinse the grain well in water. Pour water - from the content to the surface should be five centimeters. Add flavor. It is better to take anise or hemp and sugar. Stir until all sugar completely dissolved. Put the fermentation tank for 2 days.

Karp likes this bait for several reasons:

  • The persistent smell of fermentation is very attractive for fish.
  • Such food digested easier than dry cereals.
  • Simple compositions without spraying do not like other small fish. Therefore, carp can get to it first.

Homemade Bait for Winter

With the onset of cold carp begins to reduce its appetite and diet. To increase the fat the fish is looking for protein foods. In the bait, add canned fish in oil, fish oil and fishmeal.

In winter, carp is less active. To catch him you need to put a lot of patience. The activity of the carp will be in a deep place of the reservoir. Bait should be small. It is possible to take maggots as a basis, having previously scalded it with boiling water. A live larva can scare winter carp.

It is necessary to lure with caution in small portions. In winter, carp is very careful in choosing food and calm. Food needed to activate the fish. There is a case when bait urgently needed and it is not prepared. The way out of this situation is simple bait from what is on hand or can found in any store.

Recipe for winter №1


  • Seeds.
  • Cocoa.
  • Black bread.

We soak the bread in water, squeeze out the excess and add cocoa and seeds.

Recipe for winter №2


  • Ground crackers.
  • Canned corn.

In the package, pour half a can of corn. We crush her. The remaining corn added in the whole form. Liquid from the jar also poured into the bag. Ground crackers are needed as a link.

The Method of Using Homemade Bait for Carp

The peculiarity of the manufacture of bait depends on the conditions and the place of carp fishing. Carp likes to dwell near the trees that fell into the water, at the bush, where there is a reverse flow.

In the turbulent course is better to use a special feeder. It is a fine-meshed mesh. That the feeding trough did not carry away in it put freight.

The best recipes for carp bait

If there is no current in the reservoir, there is no point in using wet clay and flour in the bait. Because in this case the bait will lie on the bottom and will not be interesting for the carp. It is good to make bait in such water with a cloud of small particles. It can obtain if you use milk powder.

Homemade bait depending on the weather and time of day

In the spring, carp bite in warm weather. Usually before lunch at a depth of no more than two meters. For fishing at night, paint the bait white. Throw it as quietly as possible. It is better to start in the daytime. In this case, use long soluble bait (balls with the addition of a dense binder). A good appetite for carp in the coming thunderstorm. During this period, prepare a lot of bait and do not regret it.

Flavors for Homemade Bait

Apply dry and liquid. The last aromatic additives dissolved in water, which then moistens the bait. Dry flavors taken in a proportion of 100 grams per 1 kg of complementary foods. In stores, you can buy ready-made flavors. You can use vanilla, hemp, garlic. It is better to add one smell to the bait.

Carp refers to cold-blooded animals. As the water temperature decreases, the body temperature of the fish also decreases. It becomes less active. To activate it you need to add to the bait a greater amount of flavoring than usual.

There is no one universal recipe bait for successful carp fishing. The more you have experience in the preparation of different compositions, under different fishing conditions, the faster you will find the one recipe that is suitable for your carp-fishing place.

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