5 Killer Carp Bait Recipes

By   April 7, 2013
Carp bait recipies

Carp Bait Recipes

5 Killer Carp Bait Recipes

If you are looking to get into carp fishing, knowing what to fish with is key. In many ways, carp bait is very similar to catfish bait, but carp prefer sweeter baits. This is because carp originated eating fallen fruit in Asia. There are five simple carp bait recipes that I have used to catch some big carp!


Wheaties Carp Bait Mix

Out of all of the carp bait recipes, this has proven to be the most effective.

1 Cup Wheaties Cereal

1 Cup Flour

2 Tablespoons Sugar

Hot water

Crunch up the cereal and mix it in with the flour and sugar. Slowly add hot water as you mix the dough by hand. You are going to add water until you get a firm, but fairly pliable consistence similar to playdough.

Peanut Butter Carp Bait Sandwiches

4 Slices of Bread

½ Cup of Peanut Butter

½ Cup of Bird Seed

¼ Cup of Water

Make two peanut butter sandwiches using the bread and peanut butter. In a bowl add the bird seed and smush the sandwiches in by hand. It works best to squeeze the sandwiches through your fingers. Add the water in slowly. As you continue to mix the bread will absorb the water and reach the desired consistency.

Jello Bread Carp Bait

1 Package Strawberry Jello

4 Slices of Bread

½ Cup of Flour

Warm Water

Dissolve Jello mix in ¼ cup of warm water. Break up your bread and mix it with the flour. Slowly add your jello water in mixing as you go. Add more warm water to your mix until you reach a playdough like consistency.

Keep in mind that there are many carp bait recipes that you can add jello to in-order to make them more appealing to a carp’s sweet tooth!

Cornbread Carp Bait

1 Box Jiffy Sweet Cornbread Mix

1 Can of Cream Corn

2 Slices of Bread

Break up bread and mix all ingredients together by hand. You may need to let the mixture sit for a few minutes to let the cornbread mix absorb the moisture from the cream corn.

Kool-Aid Quick Grits Carp Bait

2 Cups Quick Grits

1 Cup Instant Grits

½ Envelope of Kool-Aid

Warm water

Mix in grits and Kool-Aid until the Kool-Aid is distributed through the grits. Slowly add warm water as you knead the mixture. Continue this process until you have a playdough like consistency.

I hope you give these killer carp bait recipes a try and you have as much luck with them as I have!

If you enjoyed this article, check out more Lake Fishing Techniques for Carp, on Lake Fishing Techniques and Tips. As always, your comments are greatly appreciated!

Author: Brian Ward

Apr 7, 2013

11 Comments on “5 Killer Carp Bait Recipes

  1. Quality Nishikigoi

    Amazing bait ideas, the carp over here in the UK are a bit fussier with their posh boiles, hemp, pellets and dog biscuits etc but I always find that either spam meat and sweetcorn are the best bait for carp.

    1. jason

      Do u have to cook the spam mix with corn what size hook and what lb line test

      1. Manny

        I carp fish the Merrimack river in Massachusetts with spam and it works awesome. Oh ya I don’t cook it just cut into cubes no bigger the a 1/2 inch

  2. admin Post author

    I am getting into using boilies. They seem to be pretty effective here in the states, too! I do have to say, sweet corn seems to be a preferred bait by most.

  3. Doron haberer

    Where im from our carp both grass and normal eat almost anything i can go out and catch a 6-10kg carp with a single piece of plein corn(from south africa)

  4. shahid sheikh

    I have tried many time sweetcorn, but no got positive result. I also tested many product available in world market but praise is enough and practical work/result is beyond self praise. Bread is the best as compared to these products.

  5. Rod Swartz

    Cherry jello mix,yellow corn meal,flour,touch of garlic salt,and water work best for me in Pa.

    1. Fred Maugle

      Do you boil water and then add ingredients. Thanks gonna make a batch also live in Pa. PHILLY FISH the Schuylkill

  6. Walter Graham jr

    I’ve been Carp fishing since I could walk and hold a rod in my hand and I have tried thousands of different baits and rescepies and I have found one that you can go to a glair river or pond and if there’s Carp there your gonna catch them: one half gallon ziplock of trout chow, one hand full of Quaker oats, one can of cream corn, and two packs of jello of your choice I’ve found that blackberry fusion works the best, mix them up until they are blended well let the bait set for 15 to 20 min and it will start to dry out and become play dough type substance then take you two corn pops the cereal and put on your book three depending on the size of your hook and take a little of the bait and pack it around the corn pops on your hook. Tip the longer you let the bait set the better it packs and the farther you can sling into the water the bait is good for up to a week after you mix it up as long as you keep a lid on your bucket and not setting in the hot sun allday hope you guys catch a lot of Carp with this resciep cause I know I’ve have and don’t be afraid to swap the flavor of the jello up… Please let me know how your fishing trips turn out with this bait on Facebook at Wgraham46@yahoo.com. Best of luck fisheryssss

  7. tru fisher

    1 cup of flour
    1 egg
    Qtr of water.. or add until forms sticky doughball
    Mix well until you can roll the dough in your hands
    *2 gram crackers
    *Cooked white rice
    *1 package of oatmeal Any kind
    ( i use apple cinnamon)

    Proceed To rip dime sized peices of dough an mix it in the rice oatmeal an gram crackers
    *Roll the peice into balls like You would a meat ball
    *Boil Water and drop Dough ball in for 1 min
    * dump cooked dough in cold water so it will stop cooking
    Dry of with paper towel an your carp boile is ready
    This recipe could make 50-80 doughballs depending on the size you roll the balls

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