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Chumming carp

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species Fishing' started by Whitetail_hunter, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Whitetail_hunter

    Whitetail_hunter

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    Anyone got any tips or recipes that work good. I just picked up a 100# bag of field corn and have a 5 gallon bucket soaking. Any preference on ingredients salt, sugar, vanilla, etc.

    How much (per day) is too much this time of year? I know it would depend on density of carp on any given body of water, but for this question let's just assume the place is loaded with them.
     
  2. THE GAME WARDEN

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    When we were kids my buddy and I just used to open a can of corn start whipping it out into the lake and then thread five or six kernels on the hook cast and wait. Those were the days. Good fun!
     
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  3. koditten

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    Same^. Never did any chumming. Can of corn and off we go. I don't ever remember being "skunked".
     
  4. Whitetail_hunter

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    I have done the same with success but figured I would give it a shot to see if it produces a sufficient increase in my catch rate. After all a 100# bag of field corn is only $9, that's a lot of chum. A 24hr soak in a bucket then a quick boil and it's ready to go. I'm doing about two gallons at a time per spot right now. Got some oats in this batch.

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  5. Dave Ash

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    Sugar, cinnamon, red pepper, non iodine salt

    Once the water hits 50 I put in 5 gallons a day per spot 3-5 days a week
     
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  6. Dave Ash

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    Are two other items you can add if you don’t mind cats
     
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  7. Dave Ash

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    Cheep vodka works well too. Early in the spring Carp are looking for minerals and if you soak your chum in vodka and salt/cinnamon it will leach into the surrounding area of your chum baits
     
  8. Whitetail_hunter

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    Thanks Dave for the attractant suggestions and quantity of chum. I do not mind cats at all they are delicious, I will actually be using some smaller carp for cut bait, and maybe some cat chum. I plan on releasing all of the 20+ pounders.

    All I have been adding to my corn is salt so far, I do have a separate bucket bucket of corn fermenting as I hear carp like that and cats love it. This will also be my first time fishing a hair rig, I'm hoping that alone will increase my amount of hook-ups. Time will tell.
     
  9. Dave Ash

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    Just a reminder to use kosher salt with your chum
     
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    Also use some pack bait around your lead it will draw a quicker bite
     
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  11. Whitetail_hunter

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    Thank Dave will do, is there any particular reason to use kosher salt? Hopefully I haven't harmed any fish by using regular table salt on my first bucket.

    A little research on Google turned up a recent article that essentially pointed to unbleached rock salt as the best, because it hasn't been treated with chemicals and anti caking agents. Which they claimed drove carp away. I guess like with any activity everyone has what works for them, what's your take on the salt situation?
     
  12. Dave Ash

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    Table salt has iodine in it which is not attractive as normal salt.

    No harm done but I would look at kosher.


    I have used the rock salt as well and it works. I try to stay away from chemicals if possible.



    Take abut and watch this. Very informative on Carp feeding in spring
     
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  13. salmon_slayer06

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    Don't chum too much. Over time it will be counterproductive.
     
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  14. Dave Ash

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    Slayer. I have never had a negative result .

    However my chum is not the same thing each time.
     
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  15. Dave Ash

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    In one of my main spots I fished last spring I was putting in 10 gallons a day minimum.

    Combination of prepared corn, cracked corn, hominy, chick peas, different seeds, boilies, pellets, sweetcorn, and beans.

    The biggest thing in a baiting campaign is consistency and nutritional value.

    The issue I ran into was I had so many fish in my spot that I had to go to 30mm hook baits to try and discourage smaller fish.