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Mixed up different Dough Bait using Molasses,Corn Meal,Flour and Oatmeal.

Went to Pomme de Terre Lake caught a 10 pound Carp and 10 pound Buffalo.

They seemed to like the Bait real well just think the water is a little cold,they weren't biting as hard when the water is warmer.

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I always used Wheaties for carp bait. Grab a handful, close your fist, dip your fist in the water and pull it right out and the Wheaties will just be damp enough you can mold them into a ball over a treble hook. Quick and easy and carp like it.

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Corn, especially softened field corn. You can also boil it in jello for flavor, but I don't know that it matters much. Wheaties in a pinch.

Today's release is tomorrows gift to another fisherman.

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Used to fish for Carp with my grandfather for fun. Our best bait was Wheaties, ripe bananas, and strawberry pop. Seemed to outfish anything else we tried. Easy to mix up and stayed on the hook well. I seem to recall we mixed some wheat germ into sometimes to give it just the right consistency. Taking me back a bunch of years, but we used to fish at a pay lake in Independence, MO east of the old Crackerneck Golf Course off of 40 Hwy. Was called Mirror Lakes and stocked with Carp from Minnestota. I recall the best bait purchased at the lake was "Fire in the Hole". Always smelled like something that might be good to eat. We caught a lot of Carp over the years and gave them to some folks we knew who barbequed them. Good memories.

I have not fished specifically for Carp in probably 40 years, but read this category every time I come to the OA Forum. Do continue to tell us about your Carp fishing adventures.

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I watched a toddler eat a whole tub of Fire In The Hole dough bait before his moma caught him. Poor child paid a high price for that lunch.

His father touches the Claw in spite of Kevin's warnings and breaks two legs just as a thunderstorm tears the house apart. Kevin runs away with the Claw. He becomes captain of the Greasy Bastard, a small ship carrying rubber goods between England and Burma. Michael Palin, Terry Jones, 1974

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MarkinKC I remember the Mirror lakes. I lived in the area for awhile, '55-'63, and fished there once in awhile. If I remember right they charged $.50 to fish? The best bait for us was jar bait from Metropolitan, if I remember right.

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Well I've always had best luck using just Molasses and Corn Meal but this New Mix seems better.

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Glad you remember the Mirror Lakes Wayne. Lots of fun there. I assure you that you would not recognize the area these days. All 4 corners where I-70 crosses MO 291 Hwy. have been developed over the years. Several huge shopping complexes including a large indor mall (Independence Center), a Wal-Mart, Costco, Lowe's, etc. An indoor sports arena, Bass Pro Shop and literally dozens of restaurants, plus retail shops and convenience stores. Several large subdivisions, including one that surrounds Mirror Lake. The golf course is long gone and all of that land has been commercially developed.

Enjoyed the sad tail from Greasy B about the kid eating Fire in the Hole. Thought about taking a taste myself once or twice. Probably the molasses that oneshot is fond of using in his bait. BTW, good to crunch up the Wheaties - though not as fine as corn meal. The combination of the strawberry pop and ripe bananas makes it plenty sticky. Stays on the hook and the scent in the water must be pretty powerful indeed.

While I cannot say this carp bait catches bigger fish, we certainly caught a lot that weighed 20lbs plus. Seem to recall the biggest weighed 28 lbs. All caught on little 6 foot rods with Zebco 202's spooled with 15lb test. We always had 1-2 fish that would take off on the first big run and not stop until we ran out of line and/or it popped. I've often wondered how large those fish were, and wondered what fishing there would be like with some of the serious tackle I see used today. Oneshot seems to get to do more fishing in a couple of weeks than I do all year, so if he uses the bait I hope to hear some reports!

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