Baits for Crucian Carp

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Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Mick » Tue May 05, 2015 4:19 pm

Come on all you crucian heads, what baits do you use for crucians. My favourites are sweetcorn and krill pellets. Any unusual alternatives out there?

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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Mark » Tue May 05, 2015 4:27 pm

Sweetcorn, bread and red maggot for me.
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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Bjp » Tue May 05, 2015 4:31 pm

punched meat is a good one for me

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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Phil Arnott » Tue May 05, 2015 4:33 pm

I fished one water that held only a small head of crucians and almost invariably they were caught on soft cheese such as Kraft cheese slices despite anglers fishing with more usual baits.

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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Wallys-Cast » Tue May 05, 2015 4:38 pm

Always had best results with a little bit of bread flake. Fresh loaf straight from the bakery, I usually eat half of it myself on the way to the pond. :Chuckle:

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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Bjp » Tue May 05, 2015 4:42 pm

Phil Arnott wrote:I fished one water that held only a small head of crucians and almost invariably they were caught on soft cheese such as Kraft cheese slices despite anglers fishing with more usual baits.
i remember reading somewhere that dairylea was good so i bought some triangles but it was so soft it was unusable, so can you tell me how you use the slices.

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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Dave Burr » Tue May 05, 2015 4:50 pm

I'm often tempted to use one of these

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But the baits mentioned above are probably all you need, its just hitting the bites that's difficult.

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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Danny Boy » Tue May 05, 2015 5:02 pm

Dave Burr wrote:I'm often tempted to use one of these

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But the baits mentioned above are probably all you need, its just hitting the bites that's difficult.
you beat me to the punch there :Chuckle:
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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Kingfisher » Tue May 05, 2015 5:05 pm

Bjp wrote:
Phil Arnott wrote:I fished one water that held only a small head of crucians and almost invariably they were caught on soft cheese such as Kraft cheese slices despite anglers fishing with more usual baits.
i remember reading somewhere that dairylea was good so i bought some triangles but it was so soft it was unusable, so can you tell me how you use the slices.

regards

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I used to fish for them up at Quarry pool by putting a small piece of cheddar on the hook. It works, they like the creamy taste of mild cheddar, the smaller the chunk and hook the better.

Dave, save that for otters. :Wink:

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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by JAA » Tue May 05, 2015 5:12 pm

I'd say anything they haven't been caught on before. They learn quick and once caught on a bait (or even in a swim) will often not respond to the same bait for some time. If you know what 'everyone else' is using, use something else. I've caught on most of the above and gilt tail worms are also good, but with the exception of small fish and maggots, I've yet to have big bags on consecutive sessions in the same swim on the same bait.

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