15 Carp Bait Recipes
I have put together this collection of fifteen carp fishing bait recipes. I bought a whole collection of papers on carp fishing under the agreement that I would keep them to myself for a few years (so the owner could continue to sell them) and then after a period I was free to resell them myself. I don't really want to go through the trouble off selling them myself so I am currently putting them into ebooks and distributing them on a few different websites including a website dedicated to free ebooks for sports and fitness Sports Training Ebooks You can get more Carp fishing ebooks from the Free Carp Fishing Ebooks Recipe #1 Skillet Creek Carp Doughbait Formula Mix together 8 oz. Fine grated cheese and 2 pints plain flour. Add 5 drops oil of citronelle and enough warm water to knead into a stiff dough. Roll into balls about half inch through, or a bit larger. Place in the hot sun to dry. When fully dry, drop them into boiling water. Skim off when they float on top and again place in the sun again to dry out. This makes a good bait for carp. Recipe #2 Famous “Strawberry” Flavor Carp Dough Bait FormulaMix together one cup plain flour, two cups corn meal. Heat to boiling one pint water. Now turn the heat down so water only simmers. Place in water one tablespoon vanilla flavoring, two tablespoons sugar, one package strawberry gelatin. Be sure to stir all the time these are being added. Use a wooden spoon or paddle. Dip the flour and corn meal onto top of the water. As bubbles burst through add a little more of the dry (meal and flour) material, continuing until all the dry mixture has been absorbed. Keep stirring a full two minutes. Remove from fire. Roll into a lump. Wrap in aluminum foil and place in the refrigerator where it will keep cool but not freeze, until ready to go fishing. To use: pinch off pieces to mold around and over the hook. Small pieces on a small hooks works best in carp fishing. Recipe #3 Super Call Carp Dough Bait Formula Mix 1 cup Graham Flour with 1 cup Corn Meal. Add 2 tablespoons Cherry Oil, 2 tablespoons Red Cake Coloring. Now add enough warm water to make a thick dough by kneading well. This sweet ingredient appeals to the carp and the red color makes it easy for the carp to see. Pull off small pieces, roll into bait balls, dropping as you roll them into boiling water. When cooked, these baits will float. Skim off. Drop into cold water. Rinse off. Drain. Roll in corn meal to prevent sticking. Handy if packed into ½ pint jars. Be sure jars are kept cleaned. Recipe #4 Top Summer Special Carp Bait Formula Mix together 1 cup plain flour, 1 cup corn meal, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon sugar. Now add 3 tablespoons strong Coffee and 2 tablespoons Caramel Cake Flavoring. Add warm water slowly, stirring then kneading into a stiff, tough dough. Can be fished at this stage and is a very good bait. Simple pull off the small pieces and roll into baits as you need them. Must be kept in a plastic bag sealed to keep it
from drying out. However, if you want a cooked dough bait, simple pull off small pieces and roll into bait balls, drop into boiling water. They will be cooked when they rise to the top of the water and float, so skim them out and drop into cold water. Rinse around a bit, then remove. Roll in corn meal dusted on paper, to prevent their sticking together. Store in plastic bag, or small glass jars till ready to go fishing. The taste of this Summer Special appeals to the taste buds of the carp. Recipe #5 Shrimp Essence Oil Carp Dough Bait Formula Throughly mix together 2 cups plain flour, 1 cup yellow corn meal, 2 tablespoons salt, 2 tablespoons sugar, 35 drops Shrimp Essence Oil. When well mixed, add cool water to stir and knead into a good, tough stiff dough. It is ready to use. Keep in plastic bag, sealed, if not going to be used for a few days. Store in the refrigerator. You now have a good bait. Recipe #6 Cherry Flavor Dough Baits Mix together 1 cup plain flour, 1 cup cornmeal, 2 tablespoons sugar. When mixed, add ½ small bottle Cherry Extract and enough warm water to knead into a thick , stiff dough. Pull off small pieces and roll into bait balls not over ½ inch diameter, as these swell when boiled. Drop as rolled into boiling water. Skim off the baits as they rise and float. Drop into cold water. Rinse off. Remove. Drain. Roll in corn meal dusted on paper, to prevent their sticking together. Place in plastic bags and go fishing. Recipe #7 Milk N Meat N Cheese Dough Baits A good Carp bait can be made this way: to 1 pint of sweet milk add 8oz. Limberger Cheese Spread, mix. Add 4 tablespoons molasses. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add enough oatmeal until as you stir well, you have a stiff dough. Use small ball on a small, treble hook. Recipe #8 Sour Dough Bread Carp Bait FormulaMake sour dough bread by crumbling up a cake of yeast into a bowl or vessel. Slowly pour in warm water, stirring. Add enough flour to thicken into a dough. Place cover over bowl. Set on back of stove, or in a warm place. Allow to sour, which takes several days. It will rise. Then add enough flour to make a thick dough that is not to sticky. Pull off bait sized balls, mold around a small, short shanked hook. Carp will go for these! Good fishing! Recipe #9 Good Carp Doughbait Use 1 box corn flakes, 2 cups cornmeal, 2 tablespoons vanilla extracts, ½ cup warm water. Mix together slowly adding water to form a good, soft and pliable dough. Sprinkle dough with 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Keep in plastic bag to prevent drying out. Vary the above and use 40% Bran Flakes instead of the Corn Flakes. Instead of Bran Flakes use a sugar coated cereal.
Recipe #10 Doughballs Blend together dry 1 cup cornmeal, 1 cup plain flour, ½ cup breakfast oats, ½ cup grated cheese. Use enough cold water to knead into a thick dough. Roll into small balls. Drop as you roll them into boiling water to which an onion has been added. Skim off the baits as they begin to float. Drop into cool water. Rinse off and cool them. Roll in cornmeal dusted on paper. Keep in clean, glass pint jars. Use directly from the jar. Recipe #11 Dough balls that don't need to be cooked Mix together 1 cup oatmeal, 1 cup graham flour, 1 cup cornmeal, 1 teaspoon vanilla, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg. Moisten with sweet milk. Work into a good tough dough. Keep fresh in a zip plastic bag. Recipe #12 Another Doughball recipe 2 cups plain flour, 2 cups yellow cornmeal. Mix together. Now slowly add water till you are able to knead into a good, stiff dough. Place in a cheesecloth or similar cloth, even an old clean sock (with no holes in it) and place cloth or sock in boiling water. Allow to boil 20 minutes on a low fire or flame. Remove dough, allow to cool. After 30-45 minutes it should be cool enough to handle. To add flavor, put on a pair of thin rubber or latex gloves (and outside) add eighth of a pound of limberger cheese. Work it in good. Pull off baits. This is a good hot weather doughball for Carp when fished in the river in the cool of the evenning. Recipe #13 Blue Grass Country Carp Doughball Mix together 1 cup cornmeal, 1 cup plain flour, ½ cup sugar. Mix dry. Now add only enough water to hold ingredients together. Place in a frying pan with 3 tablespoons bacon grease. Put into a moderate oven and bake it well. Remove and allow to cool. Work this into bait size balls. Recipe #14 Syrup Doughbait Put 1” water in a pan and bring to a boil, stir in 1 teaspoon table syrup and enough yellow cornmeal (added slowly) to absorb all the water. Use care here. Do not allow to scorch. When thick, form into pear-shaped baits and use on a short-shanked, small hook. Recipe #15 Carp Getting Doughball Formula Mix 1 cup yellow corn meal, ½ cup white cornmeal, 2/3 can creamed corn, 1 teaspoon Instant Coffee, 1/3 cup sugar. Boil ¾ cup water, add above ingredients. Lower flame. Stir until a mess is formed. Remove. Cool. Knead into a ball of dough. If too thin to work, add a little plain flour. It's now ready to use without cooking. Pull off baits and put on hook.
Some of these recipes require ingredients that might not be had by most people, in fact I am not even sure what all of these ingredients are. I have tried to keep most of these recipes out of my ebooks. But if there is one here that requires something that you can't use then either use your head to think of a similar substitute of try a different one. Or just visit my site and I will try to add more that are a little easier to understand.
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