Baits & Attractors

Your chances of putting carp on the bank go up dramatically when you use the right tackle and rigs in precision presentations tailored to the conditions and the feeding behaviour of the fish.

But you really stack the odds in your favour by sweetening the right tactics with high-appeal hook baits and ground baits that pull carp in and get them excited and eating.

Carp are true omnivores and their natural forage varies from season to season and from one location to the next. However, there are some over-the-counter edibles that carp anywhere in Canada simply find hard to resist!

This chapter looks at carp hook-bait and ground-bait basics — and identifies a range of easy, inexpensive and readily available bait options that cover the gamut of Canadian carp-fishing needs.