|Written by catchmeifucan|
Carp fishing can be difficult but this article will list for you what kinds of foods and flavorings that carp love to eat and may provide you with some new ideas for some new carp bait recipies.
Step 1Â Instant grits
GRITS - carp love grits and grits are a base ingredient for a lot of carp bait recipes. they are also one of the best baits to use because they pack well when made.
Step 2Â Instant rice
RICE - carp love rice. the basic rice recipe for carp consists of rice and ketchup but there can be many more combinations made or flavors added as well. rice is a great carp bait but has to be prepared right or it can be difficult to pack and fish with.
Step 3Â Soybean meal
SOYBEAN - soybean is another favorite for carp. there are a lot of combinations for soybean recipes. it's not a very hard bait to prepare and packs well.
Step 4Â Whole kernel, cream style, or cracked corn
CORN - carp absolutely love corn. you can use cracked corn, cream style or whole kernel corn as a mixture in your bait. you can never go wrong using corn of any kind in your bait.
Step 5Â Oats
OATS - this is a great base ingredient for catching carp as well. it can be a little messy to fix but there are a variety of flavors that you can add to it that will produce success.
Step 6Â Trout chow
TROUT CHOW - a lot of ponds don't allow trout chow or only allow it certain times of the year. the carp love it and you'll catch them just about anywhere using this but make sure it's allowed if you're fishing at a pay lake.
Step 7Â Millet
MILLET - this is also a great bait for carp. they really love it. it can be a little difficult to prepare but it's one of the easiest baits to pack and throw. the only fall back is, there are also a lot of ponds and pay lakes out there that don't allow this bait either or only in certain seasons, so make sure it's allowed before you go.
Step 8Â Instant potatoes
POTATOES - instant potatoes is another base ingredient for some carp recipes. carp will bite potatoes and fixed right, this can be a pretty cheap and easy bait to use.
KETCHUP - carp love the smell and taste of ketchup and will bite it in a variety of different baits most of the time.
MUSTARD - have you ever heard of mustard dough? well, its a combination of mustard and rice made into a carp bait. i'm not sure it works as well as ketchup but they do like it and will bite it.
Step 11Â Fruit flavors
FRUIT FLAVORS - carp will most of the time feed on the fruit that is in season at the time. examples are strawberry, blueberry, cherry, peach, lime, etc. a lot of people use these flavorings, either their favorite or as the seasons change, according to what's in season. carp love them and will bite them. they are also easy to get and use. you can buy them at the grocery store in the form of flavored jell-o or kool aid, or get them at the lake you fish at in the bottled flavorings.
PEANUT BUTTER - carp will also bite peanut butter. you can add it to your bait as an attractor or flavoring.
CHOCOLATE - carp are diabetic fish but their bodies work differently from ours so they can handle and love sweets, so you know they have to love chocolate flavorings.
SWEETS - as i said, carp are diabetic and it's hard for them to resist sweet offerings, so sweet flavored baits, syrups, or adding sugar to your baits will produce excellent results.
PROTEINS/AMINO ACIDS - carp need amino acids to live and survive and foods with protein provide a lot of those. eggs are a good example. they can be used in your bait to mix with. Step 16 BREADS - carp will also bite bread. i read somewhere the other day, that the usa record for a caught carp was 48 pounds and it was caught on a bagel!