Baits for Crucian Carp

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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Solithar » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:57 am

Crucian Carp baits ?

I have caught it on quite a few kinds of bait: small compost red worms (I'll find the proper name for this later), earth worms (black in color), worms found under old decomposing logs (greenish in hue), then maggots, bread, peeled wheat, polenta, sweetcorn (canned), fresh sweetcorn (when available). For some time I have used "expanded corn" (which around here is called "puffi") for spots where the carp was nosing along the crucians, but gave that up, as I now only use home made and traditionally procurable baits. That is why I make my own boilies and the like.
Also, I want to add that, though it surprised me at the time, some little red larvae of the "Colorado potato beetle" could bring you some crucian. If you can find a potato garden during the beginning of the season, that is. And if you can stand the process of putting them on. They also brought me my biggest rudd so far. Wonderfully colored fish!

This year's crucians preferred canned and fresh sweetcorn, red worms and bread. But I really want to try green peas (canned) on my next meeting with carassius.
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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Doc Quince » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:23 am

I like nice big Rudd

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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Martin James » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:34 pm

Punched bread is also good, I also feed with punched bread.


Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by JAA » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:43 am

I've done well with worms, corn, bread (under rated) and also small shrimp. Crucians learn fast though (especially once they're over 8oz or so) and a big catch on one bait will usually be followed by catch rates falling off on the bait used and often in 'that' swim on any bait. It pays to take a change bait with you and keeping changing baits if you fish the same places regularly.

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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by JerryC » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:47 am

Red maggot fished tight to the marginal growth is proving very effective over the last few weeks on, otherwised unfished, local woodland/farm ponds. Otherwise, during the warmer weather, at renowned venues such as Marsh Farm and the Summer Pit, I found the corn, very soggy pumped up 6mm expanders, small worms or small bits of flavoured l/meat proved very effect for the bigger fish.
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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Harry » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:39 pm

2.5 and 4mm expander pellets... once pumped up/soaked the 2.5.. go up to about 4mm and the 4mm up to about 6mm.
Use the biggest hook you can bury in the bait whilst leaving the point showing... I use size 16 for the 4mm and an 18/20 for the 2.5mm
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