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Simple fishing technique for bigger carp or catfish #13302859 10/06/19 06:13 AM
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Today’s I’d like to share with you a technique on dough bait that will help you hook bigger fish. After I shared my video on homemade dough baits for carp and catfish, some folks have already caught larger fish. One question I got recently is how to keep the dough bait on the hook and I've created a youtube video on the solution:


This technique is not only applicable for carp fishing, but also applicable for other species such as catfish. The same techniques worked in several lakes in San Diego, Houston, Dallas and many lakes in China as well. If you’re interested, please check my previous video clips and blog posts.

This technique consists of 3 parts. The first part is to make a small bait ball, like the kernel of Chinese dates. The bait ball covers the whole hook, in order to get more bits from the bigger fish that is smart and shy of exposed hooks.

The second part is to swing out the bait ball. It’s like pitching a lure. Avoiding the sudden acceleration and deceleration in a cast, the swing allow soft entry into the water and helps to keep the form of the bait ball. This step is important and let’s take a look from a different angle.

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The third part is to make sure the bait balls fall into the same area for consecutive casts every 3 to 5 minutes. I try to confine them in a small area like the size of bucket. Why this? Let me explain with this illustration. When fishing with two hooks, I typically put worm on top and the bait ball on bottom. The bait ball will dissolve a little into the water over time. If we cast all over the places, the fish may just bite the leftover bait and run away. The confined casts helps to drive big fish to a small area. When the big fishes come close, they typically cannot resist the worm. Then it’s your turn to reel them in.

This technique helped us hook many big fishes and I hope you hook some bigger ones as well.

Re: Simple fishing technique for bigger carp or catfish [Re: fishingap] #13303215 10/06/19 07:23 PM
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Neat video and post! Thanks for sharing. thumb




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Re: Simple fishing technique for bigger carp or catfish [Re: fishingap] #13303694 10/07/19 12:17 AM
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thumb good info!


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Re: Simple fishing technique for bigger carp or catfish [Re: Ledeez] #13303847 10/07/19 02:45 AM
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Thanks, Ledeez. Hope this helps you get bigger ones next time dance2

Re: Simple fishing technique for bigger carp or catfish [Re: banker-always fishing] #13303848 10/07/19 02:46 AM
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Thanks for the encouraging words, banker-always fishing grin

Re: Simple fishing technique for bigger carp or catfish [Re: fishingap] #13304007 10/07/19 12:58 PM
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Re: Simple fishing technique for bigger carp or catfish [Re: pop r] #13304644 10/07/19 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by pop r
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I'm glad that you liked it. Thank you.

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Re: Simple fishing technique for bigger carp or catfish [Re: fishingap] #13304743 10/08/19 12:55 AM
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Where do you get your worms?

Hook style?


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Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.
Re: Simple fishing technique for bigger carp or catfish [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13304850 10/08/19 02:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan90210 ☮
Where do you get your worms?

Hook style?


Good questions.

I use regular night crawlers that can be get from any bait store or walmart, academy and etc. After I gave some fish to my friend and mentioned that night crawler was used, he gave me enough night crawlers from his backyard grin

I prefer circle hooks for big fish and the size depends on fish size. 1/o is a good starting point to filter out small fish. If I gets bites but fails to hook fish, I'll reduce size accordingly.

BTW, carp and buffalo (forgot to mention in the video) are big in Dallas and in Houston, so bring some big hooks and have fun :-)

Re: Simple fishing technique for bigger carp or catfish [Re: fishingap] #13306504 10/09/19 05:48 PM
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Great video, keep em coming thank you.
You got a new subscriber for Fort Worth area


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Re: Simple fishing technique for bigger carp or catfish [Re: ggoytia] #13306841 10/09/19 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ggoytia
Great video, keep em coming thank you.
You got a new subscriber for Fort Worth area


Thank you ggoytia. I miss the great lakes and people in DFW. My dream vacation would be a March/April trip back there grin

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