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CarpKing921

corn experiment

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I fished next to my cousin today. We fished the same rigs within 10ft of each other. He had freshly opened sweet corn on his and I had some that sat out for the past week and was starting to get slimy and not so pleasant smelling. He outfished me 7 to 0 I finally got sick of watching him catch fish so baited with the fresh stuff and within seconds had 1 on. I now will only be using the fresh stuff.

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I did something like that the last week. I was using some bargain bin carp bait I got for like $2. Fished for two days without a bite, probably 8 hours. The third day I fished with it for an hour, nothing.

I opened a can of sweet corn, got my first fish 10 minutes later. I accidentally left that corn in my backseat to cook all weekend, I thought it might make it better, but your experience says I should open a fresh can when I go out tomorrow. I think I'll go fresh.

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Fresh bait is always best for any fishing, from rough fish to cats to bass to sharks.

Nice to see this verified smile I'm a huge fan of using bait as fresh as possible.

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I now will only be using the fresh stuff.

I was using the same slimy stinky corn this weekend...the bite was slow as well..so how long before you open a new can? My corn was about a week old..

Now, when it comes to sweet corn, does it matter if it's the generic or the name brand?

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I don't know if it matters whether you use Green Giant or Our Family, but there are some hardcore carp guys out there who will tell you there is a difference. I don't know.

I think the reason fresher corn works better is because the sugars in the corn have not broken down. Once the corn sits out for a while, it starts to ferment a little, which really changes the flavor.

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The brand was Green Giant but I can't beleive that would make a differance. I'm not gonna go with no more then 2 days. Gonna go with some added sugar and salt next time.

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I open a new can every time I go carp fishing in general, I'm trying out generic 66 cents/can stuff this season.

At 66 cents a day on the water, trying to save my bait isn't really an issue.

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I agree but always have some left over and is already bagged and ready to go

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Not sure about corn, but last August I left some crawlers in the trunk for a week and half and they got really stinky and gross. About half rotten. I threaded up chunks on a circle hook and could not keep the fish off. Carp, drum, channel cats whatever, they would hit it as soon as it settled on the bottom.

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Thanks for the report on your findings. Never really thought about it before, but it does make sense. Either of you try a crawler next to the corn?

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Fishing with a friend we did crawler vs. corn, fishing the same section of river, no more than 30 feet between us and we switched locations often enough. Corn won out definitely that day.

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I bought a can of corn 5 days ago and haven't had any action on it mostly because I can't locate any carp. My question is, if I do find the carp would this corn still attract and catch them? If not what are some things I could do to make it better rather than buying a whole new can of corn? I was thinking adding sugar or salt to it as mentioned before, would this work or does anything else make it better?

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i heard mixing in some vanilla to your corn works well.

I can imagine the sugar would do the same.

I only tried it once and caught one fish, the crawler caught zero.

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You can also try anise extract. I've had good luck with that on a few occasions, on a few different species of fish. You can flavor corn with all kinds of stuff, and a lot of it works. Or, at least, has worked for me at some point. Jello, vanilla, sugar, molasses... carp definitely have a sweet tooth.

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