Frustrating as it is, carp fishing is awesome. Carp are really good at sucking in and blowing out suspicious baits. It’s such an excitement to see the whole action in a fraction of a second as you hang on for dear life while the reel is trembling with a loud noise.
As long as you continue to use cheap baits like pellets, biscuits, chickpeas, bread, and rehydrated maize, carp will happily eat on the surface. Simply fasten them to the hooks—ideally, the bread. The biscuits should be softened by soaking them in water for about 2 minutes, after which they should be placed in a sandwich bag and left for about an hour. Simply do an experiment to determine whether brand’s texture is firm enough to cast. Super gluing the pellet into the shank is another method of hooking baits.
Allow them to feel at ease around the bait once they begin to feed. As a result, the fishermen have more opportunities since they stop being fussy. This strategy is applicable to zag rigs.
Cast the bait as soon as they start to feed, but make sure to avoid dropping it right on the carp. Cast it away from where it will be fed, then bring it carefully into position. Keep the food coming in while the bait is still hanging to prevent the carp from leaving.
How to Set-Up?
- To improve your chances of catching, use a hair rig. Carp taste food first, so if it doesn’t appeal to them, they won’t touch it.
- Another option is to use a 50-pound-test spider line with the appropriate leader material after that.
- Hook the hair loop after threading the bait onto the baiting needle. You can also use foam that has been flavored and dipped in it to make the bait more alluring.
- A long shank hook can also be made into a baiting needle by simply straightening it. Slide the bait onto the shank before sliding the needle’s bait onto the hair.
- Another benefit of using a float is that it adds weight for more separation and makes the placement obvious.
- Don’t forget the controller float rig. A leader can be used which is attached to the swivel to its mainline of at least 3 feet length with a 10lbs Drennan double strength. A low diameter mono will do just as long as it floats well enough for visibility.
According to experts, the technique used to deliver the bait is what actually attracts the carp, not the bait itself. Pre-bait in the same location every day for a few days. This gives the carp the impression that there is a consistent source of food for them and that there will soon be a school of fish nearby due to “word of mouth.” Be patient, and everything will work out.