Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Pop-ups From Plastic Worms!
I stumbled onto something very hot today. I noticed a bunch of white plastic worms (intended for largemouths) in my basement. I got the idea to cut some up into small pieces to use as pop-ups. I put them into a small container and added some pineapple flavor (from K-2 baits). Yes, they do float. I then tried them fishing and the results were terrific. I used one of these small pop-ups with a kernel of sweet corn on the hair rig. Rather than causing the bait to float, the piece of plastic seemed to add a neutral buoyancy to the offering, something that carp find very attractive in bait. Using this set up I landed 4 good size carp today up to 21 lbs. On my other outfit, I had just the usual 2 pieces of sweet corn. That outfit yielded only 1 fish. Many fishermen like to add these pop-ups to their bait. Pop-ups usually come in the form of small boilies or plastic imitation corn. Both are quite expensive. The cut up worms are a far cheaper and equally effective way to go.