|Maize is used as both chum|
and as a hook bait. After
preparing it, store it
in zip lock bags and
|This is one of four fish landed in a couple|
of hours this morning on maize. In this case,
two kernels are fished off the hair rig.
Maize is really a larger, harder na more durable corn than sweet corn. Before using it, it must be prepared. I buy my maize in a dried form at Tractor Supply stores. It comes in 50 lb. bags and sells for about 9 bucks. It is listed as "whole corn" in the animal feed section of the store. To prepare it, I put a good amount in a large pot and add water. Just let it sit overnight or for several hours in the water. Then, boil it. Once the water is boiling, set a timer for exactly 35 minutes. When it's done, I let it sit for a while since this is when the maize soaks up a lot of water. Finally, I package it in zip lock bags that I put in the refrigerator until I am ready to use it. It will now be used as chum or a hook bait.
I got out for a couple of hours this morning and landed 4 nice fish. I got them all on maize as I used two kernels on a short hair. I also use maize a lot in combination with artificial corn. That has been a big fish producer for me in the last few weeks.