In the last few days I have gotten decent numbers of carp in the 8-15 lb. range. All of them have been taken on either doughballs or chick peas, the two hottest baits to use right now. I have tried sweet corn and maize with no luck.
A few posts ago, I gave the readers a lot of information about fishing with chick peas. Here's the scoop on using doughballs. Doughballs are the white part of a piece of bread. Take a small piece of it and knead it into a hard ball that is 10-12 mm in diameter, or about the size of a small marble. I then like to set the doughballs out in the sun to harden a bit. I then hair rig these doughballs (see photo). Another option is to simply pack the bait around a small #6 or #8 hook if you are not using a hair rig. While doughballs are top notch baits for carp, everything else that swims loves them including snapping turtles. Yes, I have gotten a couple of those in the last couple of days also!