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COMMON CARP FISHING BAIT
COMMON CARP FISHING
BAIT – Powerful Bait Detection Secrets!
What about common
carp? It does seem that if anyone had gotten their baits really right
then many more of those ‘un-caught monsters’ in lakes etc would appear
as if by magic instead of remaining un-caught for years. The full impact
of DNA differences between many commons and mirror carp on catches are
something that is mostly totally underestimated as well as the very
subtle but potent effects of food item electrical fields which may or
may not be present in fishing baits...
Apparently human adults can detect 30,000 smells and a child 10,000,
which shows this chemoreception changes even with us. Some ‘natural
feeding’ common carp may literally have no need to develop a capacity to
detect other smells or tastes other than the natural. According to its
DNA programming it may only need to detect perhaps 500 natural tastes or
smells to fully exploit its natural food resources. It seems logical
then that they will not be at all aware that our angling baits are food
wherever natural live food is not used as bait. (In the past, silk weed
has been known to catch fish, why should this be a surprise?) My
personal results using live natural baits on a hook rig with
conventional boilie baits gives a strong argument for using these
natural baits as part of the approach to catch rarely caught fish.
The electromagnetic field given off by a bait may well cause response by
changing the electromagnetic state of chemoreception and other cells
which pass on this ‘signal’ directly to the brain possibly more by
electromagnetism and not electrochemistry. I have personal experience of
giving natural healing energy and studies have proven the ‘Reiki’ energy
transfer actually changes DNA in positive ways, just as air pollution
and water pollution does in negative ways in humans. This is fact.
Common carp having different DNA to mirror carp can easily have
different requirements or parameters of electromagnetic radiation which
they are evolved to detect emitted from their natural food. In fact it
is very frequent that rarely caught natural feeding commons are hooked
on a lobworm, bunch of red worms or on maggots such as the legendary
‘Herman’ of Warmwell UK fame. Why? Perhaps it's not just the amino acids
given off or the movement of the bait which is detected with natural
baits, but even more importantly, the living organism's electrical field
We are all 'batteries' as such, and have our own electromagnetic fields.
Those closest to the physical body are the strongest, but there are
other levels or layers like the layers of an onion which are far more
subtle as we get further away from our bodies. One explanation of light,
although it is far from being understood, is that it is electromagnetic
Now anyone who has had an 'aura photograph' taken will notice that the
energy patterns surrounding you change colour, intensity and size
according to your physical, mental and spiritual state at the moment the
picture is taken. The Russians had for years been ahead of the rest of
the world regarding this whole field and have extremely sensitive
advanced technology for measuring these energies. Measurement is
possible of mythical energies like ‘orgone’ ‘chi’ or ‘prana’ (life force
or universal energy) as in those involved in 'natural healing' for
example as in acupuncture, therapeutic touch technique, spiritual
healing, Reiki etc.
Similar energy is also emitted very strongly when a talented person is
attempting telepathy or influencing movement of objects using their
minds. In this case the most ancient part of the brain are used which is
the least understood, although many gifted psychics have developed their
ability following head trauma involving the right frontal lobe of the
brain. The amazing abilities of sharks use of electromagnetism and
dolphins’ use of sonic pulses in food’s favourable detection demonstrate
brains’ amazing evolution and even unknown potentials.
But why should fish’s attraction to electromagnetism in the form of
luminescent coloured or light emitting boilies, pellets and plastic
baits (and even lures) surprise us? Well perhaps there is much more than
merely detection involving the ‘curiosity factor.’ What about the
particular link to the fact that certain natural fish food items emit
bioluminescence including bacteria in the case of shellfish for example
and even certain types of algae.
In more physical terms, many known and unknown substances given off by
anglers touching baits may well be significant. Due to our modern diets
there is every chance that acids and such like are present in the skin
in some individuals more than others as we excrete toxins and overloads
of chemicals as our bodies are constantly trying to cleanse themselves.
The skin itself is an organ interacting with our bodies and the
environment after all. Is it possible that we can actually enhance bait
attractiveness by boosting them with light emitting bacteria as well as
butyric acid and yeast alcohols etc just by touching our baits? Does
this mean certain individuals have more suitable diets or body chemistry
for enhancing their baits more than other people as part of the complex
equation in their success?
A major factor in fishing bait and fish farming food is its energy value
after assimilation. (Remember that some food actually can generate
stress, which is very energy draining.) Stress is indirectly one of the
biggest killers of modern humans so diet and food purity and quality is
very important to health and healthy energy levels.
Look what happens to fish which get hooked on particular compounds which
affect their brain chemistry in negative ways for them. Both tiger nuts
and peanuts can affect carp health and healthy nutrient intake, when
eaten in virtual exclusion of other foods in certain fishing waters.
These baits obviously make them feel good, but are bad for their health,
much like the conventional human western diets which often are depleted
and not high enough in essential minerals and amino acids for example,
required to prevent many major diseases. Hemp affects the brain too but
hemp is an amazingly nutritionally packed food ideal for both carp and
humans. Many carp anglers will use hemp as a significant ground bait
ingredient regardless of the water, conditions, natural food or anything
else with good reason.
Like us humans, fish have evolved to be extremely efficient at
extracting energy from the most available foods in our natural
environment. The fish’s entire body, ability to move, the eyes,
digestive system and chemoreception mechanisms etc have all been
extremely highly evolved and tuned for this purpose. Attempting to
replicate live natural food factors such as amino acid profiles, vitamin
and mineral content, live enzymes, proteins and lipids etc, will still
not deliver to fish the same energy values of natural food. The energy
field of such a bait will be utterly different too. In some aspects of
aquaculture, fish are not even fed artificially, but are left to feed on
the natural algae and other beneficial factors as results of correct
sediment preparation and water characteristics in a raising pond.
So many reactions involve using energy to digest and assimilate the food
ingested, with boilies and pellets no matter how much they are
‘digestible’ and pre-treated with enzymes, they may still provide less
energy than natural food after assimilation. No bait has been discovered
that truly solves the limiting effects of bait ingredients; the nitrogen
and amino acids requirements and limiting effects of these artificial
But this is obviously just the tip of the iceberg of important factors
in baits to be taken very consistently over time. For example, fish like
humans are very much composed of water and minerals. Perhaps the impact
of minerals in baits and live food (including plant material) are far
more significant regarding biological energy supply and electrical field
type food detection than we yet know. For example, demand for live
enzymes to promote efficient food digestion and assimilation, or calcium
needed for fish scales in common carp...
Perhaps certain ingredients that improve the fish’s ability to detect
food item energy fields is more significant an edge than is currently
realized. E.g. using astralagus root to boost the fishes’ immune system
and general health will improve detection performance. There is also the
effects of anti-microbial compounds found in all kinds of plant extracts
for example, which are seriously effective ‘investigation triggers’ in
baits. Garlic and onion oil are famous for their healing properties and
fish-catching record. Eugenol from clove bud oil for example, is highly
recommended to anesthetize fish in transport and is a very well proven
bait additive. Menthol is a special case too. There is certainly
potentially more to bait than meets the nose!
CARP AND CATFISH FISHING BAIT FLAVOURS – Natural and Synthetic Success
For Big Fish!
Everyone seems fixated by fishing flavours. Commonly the question asked
is “What flavour bait are you using?” For most fishermen, what matters
is that they like their smell of their flavour, which is an interesting
point for debate... The fact is among the diverse multitude of flavours
used in fishing baits are some which stand out more than others, but few
fishermen know how or why this is the case.
It is easy to buy a cheap flavour at Wal-Mart or Tescos and us it in
your bait. However, what you are buying is very often inferior to more
expensive flavours. For example, vanilla flavour has a myriad of grades
or levels of purity, freshness and various solvents may be added (even
water) and extraction methods will vary. Pure vanilla bean extract is
extremely expensive. The genuine extract depends on very many volatile
components which help explain part of its success. But natural extracts
also contain other very stimulatory compounds which are vital to a top
quality flavour and are easily detected by humans and fish!
It is common practice for flavour producers to ‘cut’ pure extracts and
natural flavours, using a solvent or solvents like glycerol or ethanol
alcohol for instance. Many things can happen to a flavour! Indeed the
‘aroma profile of a flavour, and its taste can be altered many times in
many ways before it is bottled and consequently unleashed upon your fish
as part of your bait. One aspect that might surprise you is just how
bitter tasting many ‘sweet’ or ‘fruit’ flavours truly are. (Many
flavours produced for fishing baits include an intense sweetener like
Talin, or concentrated lactose or fructose.)
Flavours for the food industry are not all ideal for use in baits; their
molecules often behave dramatically differently in water than in air so
their effects on the fish will differ. Can you imagine sniffing in
natural garlic extract in water? For a start you would not smell that
distinctive garlic aroma as you would in air, as this is the result of a
reaction with the air, not water. This also points to a deeper level of
how many flavours or natural extracts work. They may also have hidden
properties that you may not have realised. They sometimes have
metabolism and circulatory stimulation properties, significant
antimicrobial properties, preservative properties (low pH and alcohol
for example), immunity stimulation, or even simulate or closely resemble
nervous system or brain chemicals. (Even betaine HCL has antioxidant
properties and citric acid has been used in many baits for years.
Yes, there’s so much more to flavours than meets the nose! Leading bait
manufacturers have had to get increasingly innovative and technical to
keep the effectiveness and standard of their products high against fast
expanding competition for market share from smaller companies.
Flavorists and food nutritionists, even marine biologists and fish
scientists are employed for their skills. The use of fermenting sugars
and esters is common.
The addition of amino acid products, palatants, and oils of savoury and
fruit extraction in combination with natural fruit extracts, with new
generation flavour enhancers and sweeteners in combination make many
modern flavours a different class to most from the food industry.
Combining different fruit esters to produce attractive flavours is a
common practice, these days other solvents and substances are often
Among other ingredients, various acids, nature identical and
synthetically produced flavour components identical to natural ones are
combined with synthetic flavour components to produce a preferable
profile and taste. The funny thing is that many flavours may be
initially synthetically produced with synthetic and nature identical
flavour components and then have the natural extract added to give it a
more natural smell or taste. The cost of natural flavors can be extreme
compared to synthetic and natural combinations. Volatiles like aldehydes
and benzoates and hexanoates are included in many flavours. Some
‘volatiles’ you’d normally not dream of putting into foods of any kind
except poisons! Many of the so-called ‘E-numbers’ are included and many
are linked to mood changes in children with hyperactivity and so on.
Fishing flavours are all about your own personal confidence and real
bait testing. If you think you have the very best of a type of flavour,
you never know, there might be one that will catch you even more fish.
Commercially available fishing flavours are evolving at an incredible
rate. Even the ubiquitous “Tutti Fruitti” or “Scopex” or Strawberry
variations are being challenged by cranberry and pineapple today with
good reason. It is interesting to note that strawberry flavour
ingredients can be reproduced synthetically using all the ‘volatile’
flavour components in natural strawberry, but which now can be
synthetically reproduced. However, the additional aspects of natural
strawberry such as its healing properties among others, will be absent.
The flavour possibilities in fishing are endless. For example, when you
investigate flavours that are used in combination with ‘liquid food’
additives, to boost the nutritional value and ‘food’ signals of pellets,
boilies, ground baits and even meats and live baits like maggots and
worms... These days even sweetcorn, hemp, bread, worm and bloodworm
flavours are available and used to even boost the taste and attraction
of the real thing and may include real extracts of that food too!
The author has many more fishing and bait ‘edges’ up his sleeve. Every
single one can have a huge impact on catches.
About The Author
Tim Richardson is a
homemade carp and catfish bait-maker, and proven big fish angler. His
bait making and bait enhancing books / ebooks are even used by members
of the “British Carp Study Group” for reference. View this dedicated
bait secrets website now...
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