View Full Version : Carp Bait Recipes

06-30-2008, 09:26 AM
I Googled these recipes; feel free to add your own!

Cornmeal Carp Bait

Boil 1 pint of water in saucepan
Mix 2 cups of cornmeal and 1 cup of flour together in a bowl
Add 1/2 package of gelatin to boiling water (any flavor)

Put burner on low and add 2 tablespoons (tbsp.) sugar and I tbsp. of vanilla flavor.

With a large spoon cover the surface of the water with the cornmeal and flour mixture. A bubble of water will come through. Cover the bubble with cornmeal. Another bubble will come through (cover again) over the bubbles until the cornmeal/flour mix is gone. Stir dough mixture for about 30 seconds. Remove pan from the stove and dump dough onto foil. Knead the dough as soon as it is cool enough, then roll into a ball. Wrap dough in foil, and refrigerate. (Keeps about a week).

Doughball Delight

Blend together 1 cup of water, 1 1/2 tbsp. vanilla, 1 tbsp. honey, and 4 tbsp. sugar in a medium-sized pot, over medium heat.

When mixture starts to boil, slowly sprinkle in 1 cup of yellow cornmeal.

Stir mixture quickly and thoroughly for about 3 min. until it becomes a firm doughy consistency. Remove from heat and put dough on a dinner plate. Press the dough flat and let it cool for 1 or 2 min. then turn it over and let the other side cool. Work the dough in your hand for a minute, then place it in a plastic bag and seal it.

Bouncing Doughball

2 cups flour
2 cups cornmeal (Quaker)
2 cups water

Put into an old pot and stir into a paste. Cook, flatten, and stir until mixture becomes thick. Add I tbsp. vanilla, 4 tbsp. Karo dark syrup. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Cook, flatten, and stir until thick again. For desired consistency, make a little ball out of the mixture, drop it and if it doesn’t bounce an inch or two, continue cooking until it does.

Jell-O Doughball

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil.

Add three tbsp. of strawberry flavored Jell-O, then slowly add, while stirring a mixture of two cups of yellow cornmeal and one cup of flour.

Now, turn down the heat and stir while cooking for about five minutes.

Let the dough cool thoroughly before refrigerating in a plastic bag.

Other Ingredients and Recipes

The above recipes do not even begin to scratch the surface (as the saying goes) of carp bait possibilities. There are many other kinds of baking ingredients, grains, sweeteners, and flavorings that can be used for making doughball. Anything from rice to various other kinds of wheat and corn grains. The list is endless. There are probably many more yet undiscovered ingredients that have yet to be considered. The above doughball recipes should give the newcomer to carping or using doughball a place to start experimenting with bait, and for those more experienced that have used other baits, something new to try and expand on. By replacing the water with eggs in many of the above recipes, boilies, which are only "hard doughballs" after all, can be made.

Steve L, Pennsylvania Paylaker

06-30-2008, 05:43 PM
It all has to do with cornmeal ;D ;)

06-30-2008, 08:43 PM
Cool Diego,
I am going to make some. Thanks for putting up some recipes. Is there one that will last longer then some of the other ones. I was hoping to make one that would last a month or more instead of a week.

I will add this to the sticky post at the top!

06-30-2008, 11:10 PM
last longer with sugar and honey ;) months....lol

07-01-2008, 06:46 AM
If you make boilies from these and other recipes you can put them in the freezer and take as many as you need,and you will need LOTS ;)

GoT HeeeeM
07-01-2008, 10:36 AM
what about quaker instant oatmeal? i have like 4 different flavors...can i sub the corn meal for oat meal, or is that a no no? im a carp rookie

07-01-2008, 11:20 PM
oatmeal can't win over corn meal for some reason...i tried already ;)

07-04-2008, 07:43 AM
simple mix.
tortillas,masa flour,liquid ( water as a starter) flaver.( no cooking required.) useing your hands as a mixing action
Take tortillas ( corn) break into small pieces,place in container ( bowl) add enough liquid to make tortillas form into a sticky paste. Add flaver. (Strawberry, sugar, carp like sweets, spices, most any flaver)add masa flour( needed as a binder) a little at a time untill a binding dough exist. You want it to be able to form a ball on your hook and be able to cast a distance accross the water.
this mix will desolve after a while,( while in water). so check every once in a while and rebait. You can also place a couple kernels of sweet corn on your hook and then form a dough ball around same. Can be free lined or fished with a slideing sinker setup. Can be stored in a zipeloc bag and will stay plyable for a long time if kept in the frig.when needed can be taken ( in a ziploc) to fishing area.