View Full Version : Bait Fresh or stale ?

18-02-2005, 11:07
I had a situation the other day when I had to fish with some old stale bait (Hemp and meat). I had some spectacular results with this old bait. As there are so many variables in fishing it is difficult to say that it was just the bait. Has anyone else got any feelings on this?.

18-02-2005, 12:07
i know a guy who swears by old bait

18-02-2005, 12:35
older bait has always done well for me, i have no issues taking fresh boilies out a couple of days before fishing and letting them dry out a touch and if im on the lake up to a week will happily use them.

I think alot of bait sits in a wate rfor acouple of days before being cleaned up anyway, certainly on pressured waters (K1) and unless you are pre baiting or on the right bait it is often just not worth fishing over alot of feed uness you are there for 3 nights plus and dont want to move, most of the time anyway.

on my old club lake meat is a killer method, especially id=f its been out of the tin and dry for a day or 2.

18-02-2005, 13:57
I once saw a bloke catch 8 fish one night on mainline bait that has gone white, when the norm was one or two. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

18-02-2005, 14:08
Im sure that this "white" is natural occuring sugars etc. I think it helps the bait definately. I know that we used to use the Protavit liver when it was sweating up like this and had good results...

18-02-2005, 14:21
Thats what i was told too. Some sort of fermentation going on, and we all know about yeast, dont we. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

18-02-2005, 15:32
steve morgan at mainline told me to put my hookbaits in a plastic bag, blow the bag up and tie it off like a ballon and put it in an airing cupboard until the baits started sweating and turning white, it really worked well with the grange

18-02-2005, 15:57
Yep, caught my first 20lb on mainline CP2000 ( never really heard much about this bait ) when it had turned white so defo wouldn't hesitate to use them when they go off a bit http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif