Baits for Crucian Carp

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Julian
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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Julian » Tue May 05, 2015 8:23 pm

Not sure if this will be helpful.

When I first started fishing, at a small but very deep pond back in the mid to late 1960's , with a stock that was at least 99% crucian carp (the rest was made up of one or two large perch and roach) the following baits were all very successful for the crucians:

- small redworms ( those you get from a compost heap) or a small dendrobena
- very tiny pieces of very soft breadpaste - just enough to cover the point of a number 20 hook
- a small piece of par-boiled potato
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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Phil Arnott » Tue May 05, 2015 8:49 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.

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My mistake it was Dairylea I used not Kraft and it is very soft but you just had to cast it carefully. I seem to remember moulding it on the hook then dipping it in the cooler water to harden it up a bit as mentioned by Santiago. I know I used to cast it a fair way as I also caught good catches of bream and roach on it. I used a heavily shotted antenna float and cast it underhand.

Eventually the roach and bream learnt to bite bits off the side rather than take the whole bait! I had a frustrating session missing sail away bites so I let a bite go without striking and then reeled the bait in very carefully and inspected it to find a perfect bite mark in the side of the cheese.

You can always stiffen cheese up a bit by mixing it with some harder stuff. Dairylea was particularly soft on warm days but you could keep it in a cool bag. I use them all the time for my sea baits. In Winter of course cheese can be too hard and you have to use cheese paste instead.

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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Match Aerial » Tue May 05, 2015 10:09 pm

Tiny pieces of prawn works well on one of my local waters :Wink:

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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Mick » Wed May 06, 2015 7:47 am

Thanks for all the suggestions fellas. I had thought about cheesepaste, the biggest problem is getting it past the hordes of small rudd before they hammer it. That is one of the reasons that I use a banded pellet, they are, to a point, rudd proof. However, I will take on board what you have all said and 'broaden my horizons'!! Much obliged.

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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Aquaerial » Wed May 06, 2015 4:08 pm

Wallys-Cast wrote: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 » Wed May 06, 2015 4:19 pm

Aquaerial wrote:
Wallys-Cast wrote: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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thats why i alway use a big tin of sweetcorn when fishing half for the fish and half for me i love it

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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Bjp » Wed May 06, 2015 4:30 pm

Santiago wrote:Make a Dairy Lea sandwich and punch that!! Also peanut butter works very well in punched sandwich.
so simple i should have thought of that :doh:
in fact i guess i could just spread the cheese over one piece of bread and then punch it to make a smaller bait

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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Old Tinca » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:29 pm

Simple bread and cheese paste used to work really well for me

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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by Doc Quince » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:03 am

I find there quite shy biters so i squeeze a sweet corn and use the skin. Works for me....

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Re: Baits for Crucian Carp

Post by GazTheAngler » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:41 am

Corn, bread and soft pellets , but as Dave said its hitting the bites that's the problem. I caught 5 Cru's on Wednesday but missed a load of bites that were obviously crucians too.

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