In the age of boilies, particles and tiger nuts, the good old dough seems to be a discontinued model. But carp specialist Holger Aderkaß reveals when and which dough baits should be hooked in order to beat the spoiled trunkfish.
The unfamiliar dough My fishing neighbor was perfectly equipped. The diodes of his brand new bite indicators sparkled in competition with the stars, the reels shone matt and the super expensive rods gave a hint of the carp professional in him. With great care, he tied his boilie mounts and cast them precisely onto the naturally perfectly prepared feeding spots. When he had done everything to his complete satisfaction, he sauntered over to me and wanted to talk a little shop. I could just see his startlement when he caught sight of my hookbait, which I was finishing up. "Dough?" was his only word, squeezed out almost with a tone of disgust. "Yes," I replied cheerfully, and shot my "impossible" bait toward the middle of the lake.
Recipe for fish dough 200 g fish flour 200 g ground sardine flour or forelli 100 g soy flour full fat 200 g durum wheat semolina 15 g salt 6 eggs 20 ml sunflower oil 5 ml aroma
Boilie mountains Not that you misunderstand me now. I have nothing against boilies - on the contrary, I like to fish very much with the colorful balls. But not always. Because there are now many small to medium-sized lakes, in which is fished almost exclusively with the carp balls. There it can happen that the trunks gorge themselves on boilies. If you eat a kilo of marzipan balls every day, they are guaranteed to hang out of your throat after a week at the latest.
Compare boilies and dough With such boilie inflation in your waters, the classic dough bait, slightly modified, can lead to amazing catching success. I prefer to fish with two rods - one baited with boilies and one with dough. This gives you a good comparison of what works best. I still don't go without feeding, even though smaller fish like to get their hands on the bait, especially with dough variations.
Fine doughs To make a catchy carp dough, you need good binders so that the dough does not fall apart when you fish later. In addition, it then gets a better grip on the hook or hair assembly. Durum wheat semolina, corn flour, soy flour and also potato flour are excellent for binding. But don't use too much flour or the dough will be brittle and unusable. Always mix liquid and powder ingredients together separately.
Easy to make One of my absolute favorite doughs for carp fishing is quite simple to make, but super catchy and holds great on the hook. I call it meat dough for simplicity's sake because its main ingredient is corned beef or canned breakfast meat. To this is added two eggs and durum wheat semolina. The meat is ground with a grater, then the eggs and semolina are added. Everything must be mixed thoroughly and that's it. The liquid and powder ingredients are first mixed together separately, and then blended. The dough has reached the optimal consistency when it is chewy, but still smooth. Wrapped in foil, the dough can be stored in the refrigerator for three days. Inform your wife beforehand, though, or you'll have sardine-flavored fish pies on Sunday instead of marble cakes.
Well baited Always bait the dough so that the hook tip remains free. This way you play it safe when hooking the fish. For a hair assembly, use a small spring to knead the dough bait around. All mounts are fished on free running lead or feeder spiral. By the way, my fishing neighbor was amazed that evening when my bite indicator beeped more often than Dieter Bohlen's cell phone. "And all that on dough?" he finally wanted to know. "Yeah, sure," I said and grinned.
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