Winter Carp Bait Ingredients And Recipes For Boosting Readymade And Homemade Boilie Success!
Article by Tim Richardson
Winter Carp Bait Ingredients And Recipes For Boosting Readymade And Homemade Boilie Success! – Outdoors – Fishing
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What can you do to improve results using readymade and homemade baits? Certain ingredients make all the difference! The best winter carp baits react with water and fish senses to a hugely advanced degree. Winter baits really have to be at the peak of efficiency of all aspects of bait performance. So what can you exploit to make your readymade and homemade boilies and other baits catch you more fish? Read on to find out!
Most anglers on the bank appear not to be aware of how water temperature affects how water actually moves and dissipates dissolved substances. In the colder denser water of winter and spring baits need help to actually function best! One vital aspect of this is making baits become solution massively more efficiently.
In essence this mean that baits become hydrated faster. Baits in a hydrated state can be consumed by fish and be far more easily digested and this an essential part of cold water bait success. Baits which are more easily digested lead to more hooked fish as fish will feed longer and give you more chances to hook more fish.
Originally carp anglers never used any heated or cooked baits. The best advantage of this is found in winter and spring fishing when water solubility represents a supreme bait characteristic! The early bait pioneers exploited very high protein milk protein baits based on highly water soluble milk extracts and fractionates and they are so well proven! Even today after decades of huge price increases of high protein milk ingredients, numbers of these very soluble and lesser soluble ingredients are still used in top quality hook bait and free bait designs.
But which ingredients might help bait digestion and make baits hydrate more easily? Ideally you will add such an ingredient in dry meal or powder form or liquid form or both. Using liquid and dry forms of the same ingredient produces a double whammy effect as it gets to work not only leaching directly into the water stimulating and attracting fish, but also making other bait substances leach out plus improving digestion when baits are eaten.
In this case I refer to molasses although certain milk fractionates are very interesting not just from nutritional stimulation and value aspects but also functional aspects as some act as bait emulsifiers for example.
Used in baits for decades and often totally underestimated, sweet molasses are a nutritional food source absolutely ideal for cold water conditions! This is particularly when both dry and liquid forms are used within a bait! Not many anglers exploit this principle when making homemade baits but using the wet and dry forms of an ingredient, extract, additive etc really works better in terms of bait impacts and catch results!
Many anglers have used molasses unknowingly in Robin Red baits and various forms of other bird food baits. Such baits will often have very open coarse textures which allow easy passage of water into boilies and allowing potent solution out.
Molasses have many nutritional features and benefits including those of essential stimulatory vitamins, minerals and other factors and feeding triggers. However the actual sugars within molasses provide and instant energy hit to fish which obviously is a very good thing for us as this encourages fish to be more active and feed more!
In fact many substances used in cold water baits are especially potent basically because they energise fish into becoming far more mobile. A few thermogenic examples include paprika oleoresin, black pepper essential oil and certain extracts of very potent fruits. All these and more are very well proven in the cold. If you look on the web you will find many spray dried fruit powders ideal for cold water use.
However the most potent of these extracts and derivatives requires further knowledge to discern and to source best. Ideally you will understand the kinds of internal biological activities that will induce most beneficial impacts on both water reactions and internal and external fish impacts which translate into more fish hooked (see below!)
So many bait ingredients and additives contain some form of lipid or essential oils or components. Even the omega 3 within hemp oil is not the same as in either fish oils or shell fish oils. Remember that various dry ingredients contain fats or oils and really benefit by being assisted in terms of enabling them to become solution, and interact more easily with other substances within baits.
Even soya flour and milk proteins contain certain fats or oils. Micronised soya flour is obviously preferable particularly in cold water baits, however personally I avoid all soya unless fermented as it contains protein digestion inhibitors and also phytic acid which inhibits mineral absorption. Also over 80 percent of soya grown today is genetically modified so if you want the odds of feeding your carp Frankenstein food which forms unknown compounds in the body of carp then keep on using soya!
Even full fat semolina and cheaper milk powders seriously benefit from additional help from the addition of lecithin in cold water baits! I used to use soya protein isolate in my high protein winter baits in the eighties however it is nowhere near as effective as I originally thought in terms of the ability of carp to convert this protein for tissue growth and repair. Remember that high protein in winter baits means a massive drain on the energy of carp which obviously means carp feed less meaning less bites!
More effective cold water baits are more like 25 percent protein instead of 90 percent protein or even 60 percent protein if your aim is to keep your fish actively feeding. The only rule that matters is that the fish keep on feeding so you maximise potential for most feeding and therefore most bites.
Contrary to out dated opinions of high protein addicts prior to the proceeding universal success of winter bird food baits, low protein baits are actually a very good thing in cold water conditions! This of course is provided that you absolutely ensure your baits are optimised in the ways they actively function in water. Exploiting increased biologically functions internally within carp and in their potency and modes of action in whatever other range of ways you choose to exploit are essential and some reasons why the subject of bait is so deep and diverse.
However homemade baits do not need to be very complex to beat readymade baits. But they do ideally need to be optimised and maximised beyond the basic design limitations of readymade baits. Beating readymade baits on water where baits such as Mainline Cell appear to dominate catches is not a problem at all.
In fact whatever the dominant bait happens to be on whichever carp water is utterly irrelevant when creating successful homemade baits. I can state this truth after not only decades of my own homemade bait success but that of readers of my ebooks all round the world. Also do consider that all commercial baits in the beginning were actually based on homemade bait designs!
What matters are certain key principles which include actual potency of bait and modes of actions for example linked with biological potency and optimal water reactivity of individual and combined bait substances in solution.
Always utilise high potency, high PC liquid lecithin in cold water baits. Proven by Harada as feeding triggers these not only emulsify oils and similar compounds enabling to be far more easily dispersed and detected by fish sensory systems, but also they improve bait digestion, over all bait efficiency and effectiveness and are additional energy dense food!
After much testing I recommend the high potency, high PC (phosphatidylcholine) liquid lecithin from CW Baits (online.) Choline is an essential nutrient in carp and us humans which is one reason why it is used by humans as a dietary supplement.
Molasses to exploit best include the very dark raw molasses meal and the very thick black strap molasses which runs slowly much like treacle although golden and black refiners syrups have nothing on molasses in terms of catch results! Molasses come from sugar beets and sugar canes and there are many grades, refinements or lack of etc. Think about molasses and you will realise that one of the most proven feeding triggers i.e. betaine comes from the same source. This might give thinking anglers the idea to use elevated levels of betaine alongside molasses in winter baits especially.
This is a very significant point to conclude this introductory article. Both betaine and molasses very significantly improve functional cold water effectiveness of baits and act as palatability enhancers as well as nutritional foods with much more profound intrinsic effects in heated boilies, pastes, ground baits, particle mixes and more! Revealed in my unique readymade bait and homemade bait carp and catfish bait secrets ebooks is far more powerful information look up my unique website (Baitbigfish) and see my biography below for details of my ebooks deals right now!
By Tim Richardson.
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