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Easy Homemade Carp Bait

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Hey there, everyone! Today I wanted to take some time to teach you all how to make an easy homemade carp bait in just a few steps. For starters, you will only need a few simple materials that are as follows:

  • One package of Strawberry Jello
  • One can of Sweet Whole Kernel Corn
  • One container of Quaker Oaks Quick 1-minute Plain Oatmeal

Once you have these ingredients together, start by draining the corn in a bowl through a strainer. Next, use a second larger bowl, made of either glass or metal, and pour in about three cups of oats. From there, add the entire package of Jello into the oats and start mixing. I would recommend using a pair of gloves for this step, and then proceed to pour the strained corn into the larger bowl.

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Once thoroughly mixed together, add a small amount of the leftover corn juice that was strained out earlier. Continue mixing the now slightly wet combination of foods and juice, and eventually it should start to form a loose pack. This next step is optional, but I like to add a scent to my mixture to entice as many fish as possible. I add a healthy dose of Almond Supreme bait smoke, then continue to mix everything together even more.

After this step, the pack should now be good and loose, and if it doesn't seem loose enough then you need to add more corn juice. Alternatively, if the pack is too tight you must add more oats and work them into the mix. After the mix is exactly how I want it, I store the pack in gallon zip lock bags and keep them refrigerated.

And there you have it, your very own easy homemade pack bait is now at your fingertips! I hope you enjoyed the video, and please like and subscribe to see more awesome content like this!

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Brays Bayou Fishing: Urban Carp Adventure

Brays Bayou Fishing: Urban Carp Adventure 1
Let's go see if we can catch some carp! Today I'll be fishing in the Brays Bayou, right around the corner from my house. In this area, we've found common carp and my son caught a grass carp as well. The water level is definitely rising due to the rain but it should be easy to target now. Brays Bayou Fishing: Urban Carp Adventure 2 I'll be using a very simple pack bait of oatmeal and corn, which are used in conjunction with pop-ups. You cut the pop up in half then put it on the hook, then pack the bait into the feeder. This makes very isolated chum which floats down the stream which will bring some fish out, but not directly to my hook. #2 hooks that I use sometimes get in the way, so cut the pop up in half, and to get extra fancy you can put almond supreme bait smoke on packed bait. One of the main issues comes with casting if you hit the water hard, so walk down a bit closer to the water and try not to spook the fish. The bottom of this bait is weighted, so when it hits the water the bottom will stay there. Brays Bayou Fishing: Urban Carp Adventure 3 I caught one on my last cast of the day when the rain was coming in. I had missed three or four fish throughout the day after getting a lot of bites, but the corn was coming off quickly from my bait. You really have to be careful of the depth of the channel, so think about the angle you have or your line can be cut. I use a longer rod to keep the angle high on them. And there we go! Excellent catch and good release. The flow was a bit too high for my gear but there are definitely fish here. I've never carp fished much here but it's definitely a great spot to check out. Take care, everyone!