|All natural stuff....sweet corn on|
the hair rig and a method ball of
oatmeal, bread, cornmeal and corn.
|This common that was|
caught today hit sweet
corn on the hair rig.
Unflavored baits are very
outfishing flavored baits.
This is not to say that flavors are not effective. We know from research that carp love fruity flavors such a pineapple, especially in cold water. So, at times, that might just give you an edge. I stress the word "might". Note, too, that the best flavor will differ by location. The carp might love that scopex flavor in one pond, but might turn their noses up at it at another pond. With non flavored or natural baits, you simply can't go wrong.
The only bait I have flavored this year has been my plastic artificial corn. I don't like the plastic smell so I keep it in a jar with pineapple flavoring.
I also do not use flavoring in my method mix. My method is a simple mix of old fashioned oatmeal, crushed up bread, some coarse corn meal and a particle (usually corn).
Some of the natural baits that have delivered those record numbers of carp for me this year include maize, sweet corn, chick peas, doughballs and mulberries. It's all natural stuff that carp love to eat.