15 Carp Bait Recipes

#1 Skillet Creek Carp Doughbait Formula

Mix together 8 oz. Fine grated cheese and 2 pints plain flour. Add 5 drops oil of citronelle and enough

warm water to knead into a stiff dough. Roll into balls about half inch through, or a bit larger. Place in

the hot sun to dry. When fully dry, drop them into boiling water. Skim off when they float on top and

again place in the sun again to dry out. This makes a good bait for carp.

#2 Famous “Strawberry” Flavor Carp Dough Bait Formula

Mix together one cup plain flour, two cups corn meal. Heat to boiling one pint water. Now turn the heat

down so water only simmers. Place in water one tablespoon vanilla flavoring, two tablespoons sugar,

one package strawberry gelatin. Be sure to stir all the time these are being added. Use a wooden spoon

or paddle. Dip the flour and corn meal onto top of the water. As bubbles burst through add a little more

of the dry (meal and flour) material, continuing until all the dry mixture has been absorbed. Keep

stirring a full two minutes. Remove from fire. Roll into a lump. Wrap in aluminum foil and place in the

refrigerator where it will keep cool but not freeze, until ready to go fishing. To use: pinch off pieces to

mold around and over the hook. Small pieces on a small hooks works best in carp fishing.

#3 Super Call Carp Dough Bait Formula

Mix 1 cup Graham Flour with 1 cup Corn Meal. Add 2 tablespoons Cherry Oil, 2 tablespoons Red

Cake Coloring. Now add enough warm water to make a thick dough by kneading well. This sweet

ingredient appeals to the carp and the red color makes it easy for the carp to see. Pull off small pieces,

roll into bait balls, dropping as you roll them into boiling water. When cooked, these baits will float.

Skim off. Drop into cold water. Rinse off. Drain. Roll in corn meal to prevent sticking. Handy if packed

into ½ pint jars. Be sure jars are kept cleaned.

#4 Top Summer Special Carp Bait Formula

Mix together 1 cup plain flour, 1 cup corn meal, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon sugar. Now add 3

tablespoons strong Coffee and 2 tablespoons Caramel Cake Flavoring. Add warm water slowly, stirring

then kneading into a stiff, tough dough. Can be fished at this stage and is a very good bait. Simple pull

off the small pieces and roll into baits as you need them. Must be kept in a plastic bag sealed to keep it

from drying out. However, if you want a cooked dough bait, simple pull off small pieces and roll into

bait balls, drop into boiling water. They will be cooked when they rise to the top of the water and float,

so skim them out and drop into cold water. Rinse around a bit, then remove. Roll in corn meal dusted

on paper, to prevent their sticking together. Store in plastic bag, or small glass jars till ready to go

fishing. The taste of this Summer Special appeals to the taste buds of the carp.

#5 Shrimp Essence Oil Carp Dough Bait Formula

Throughly mix together 2 cups plain flour, 1 cup yellow corn meal, 2 tablespoons salt, 2 tablespoons

sugar, 35 drops Shrimp Essence Oil. When well mixed, add cool water to stir and knead into a good,

tough stiff dough. It is ready to use. Keep in plastic bag, sealed, if not going to be used for a few days.

Store in the refrigerator. You now have a good bait.

#6 Cherry Flavor Dough Baits

Mix together 1 cup plain flour, 1 cup cornmeal, 2 tablespoons sugar. When mixed, add ½ small bottle

Cherry Extract and enough warm water to knead into a thick , stiff dough. Pull off small pieces and roll

into bait balls not over ½ inch diameter, as these swell when boiled. Drop as rolled into boiling water.

Skim off the baits as they rise and float. Drop into cold water. Rinse off. Remove. Drain. Roll in corn

meal dusted on paper, to prevent their sticking together. Place in plastic bags and go fishing.

#7 Milk N Meat N Cheese Dough Baits

A good Carp bait can be made this way: to 1 pint of sweet milk add 8oz. Limberger Cheese Spread,

mix. Add 4 tablespoons molasses. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add enough oatmeal until as

you stir well, you have a stiff dough. Use small ball on a small, treble hook.

#8 Sour Dough Bread Carp Bait Formula

Make sour dough bread by crumbling up a cake of yeast into a bowl or vessel. Slowly pour in warm

water, stirring. Add enough flour to thicken into a dough. Place cover over bowl. Set on back of stove,

or in a warm place. Allow to sour, which takes several days. It will rise. Then add enough flour to make

a thick dough that is not to sticky. Pull off bait sized balls, mold around a small, short shanked hook.

Carp will go for these! Good fishing!

#9 Good Carp Doughbait

Use 1 box corn flakes, 2 cups cornmeal, 2 tablespoons vanilla extracts, ½ cup warm water. Mix

together slowly adding water to form a good, soft and pliable dough. Sprinkle dough with 2 teaspoons

cinnamon. Keep in plastic bag to prevent drying out.

Vary the above and use 40% Bran Flakes instead of the Corn Flakes. Instead of Bran Flakes use a sugar coated cereal.

#10 Doughballs

Blend together dry 1 cup cornmeal, 1 cup plain flour, ½ cup breakfast oats, ½ cup grated cheese. Use

enough cold water to knead into a thick dough. Roll into small balls. Drop as you roll them into boiling

water to which an onion has been added. Skim off the baits as they begin to float. Drop into cool water.

Rinse off and cool them. Roll in cornmeal dusted on paper. Keep in clean, glass pint jars. Use directly

from the jar.

#11 Dough balls that don’t need to be cooked

Mix together 1 cup oatmeal, 1 cup graham flour, 1 cup cornmeal, 1 teaspoon vanilla, ½ teaspoon

cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg. Moisten with sweet milk. Work into a good tough dough. Keep fresh in

a zip plastic bag.

#12 Another Doughball recipe

2 cups plain flour, 2 cups yellow cornmeal. Mix together. Now slowly add water till you are able to

knead into a good, stiff dough. Place in a cheesecloth or similar cloth, even an old clean sock (with no

holes in it) and place cloth or sock in boiling water. Allow to boil 20 minutes on a low fire or flame.

Remove dough, allow to cool. After 30-45 minutes it should be cool enough to handle. To add flavor,

put on a pair of thin rubber or latex gloves (and outside) add eighth of a pound of limberger cheese.

Work it in good. Pull off baits. This is a good hot weather doughball for Carp when fished in the river

in the cool of the evenning.

#13 Blue Grass Country Carp Doughball

Mix together 1 cup cornmeal, 1 cup plain flour, ½ cup sugar. Mix dry. Now add only enough water to

hold ingredients together. Place in a frying pan with 3 tablespoons bacon grease. Put into a moderate

oven and bake it well. Remove and allow to cool. Work this into bait size balls.

#14 Syrup Doughbait

Put 1” water in a pan and bring to a boil, stir in 1 teaspoon table syrup and enough yellow cornmeal

(added slowly) to absorb all the water. Use care here. Do not allow to scorch. When thick, form into

pear-shaped baits and use on a short-shanked, small hook.

#15 Carp Getting Doughball Formula

Mix 1 cup yellow corn meal, ½ cup white cornmeal, 2/3 can creamed corn, 1 teaspoon Instant Coffee,

1/3 cup sugar. Boil ¾ cup water, add above ingredients. Lower flame. Stir until a mess is formed.

Remove. Cool. Knead into a ball of dough. If too thin to work, add a little plain flour. It’s now ready to

use without cooking. Pull off baits and put on hook.


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