DIY bait for bream
The preparation of bait for bream is not particularly difficult. It can be used in the summer on open water and in winter under ice. It’s quite difficult to confirm the effectiveness of home-made bait, as it can be difficult to confirm the effectiveness of bait mixtures that are offered to us by companies that produce expensive Sensas-type bait. This is a purely subjective factor. And to check whether the bait is working or not, will only have to go fishing. Worse bait, made by hand or not, than the store mix, but at least it is much cheaper, which is important if you are regularly on the pond, for example, on vacation. Constantly purchase ready-made bait is expensive. Yes, and it is not known, more practical value in store bait or more advertising moves of famous experts, which we see in the videos? Hard to say. It is likely that the demand for branded bait is simply artificially supported by manufacturers of fishing products with the help of experts working for these companies. But everyone, probably, the angler felt quite familiar smells in the most superfood baits from well-known companies. Usually these are biscuit sweet smells with the feeling that in the bait there is also anise, vanilla, dill, oilcake, sometimes chocolate. Yes, it just often smells like ground cookies or gingerbread. Confectionery factory, in a word. Therefore, there is scope for creativity and ordinary fisherman. Why not make a bait with your own hands, and then over and over again check its effectiveness on fishing, adding something new and determining the effectiveness of homemade bait? Suddenly get what you need?
But seasonality is important for your bait. This must be taken into account. In winter, fish, including bream, eat much less and less often in cold water. So bait should be finely divided and more friable than in the summer. In addition, large bait particles floating with the stream can simply scare inactive and cautious fish. Therefore, the same bait must be done in different grindings. In addition, in winter, it does not hurt to add various syrups such as “Cancer”, “Fish in hemp” and others to home-made bait.
Well, now let’s start preparing our home-made, in fact, budgetary bait
Grinding crackers will serve as the basis of bait. Every “white” fish loves bread. You can use crackers from wheat and rye bread. But it is better if there are more wheat crackers. Grind crackers in such quantity that they were enough and in reserve. What is it for? To refine your bait already at the place of fishing. Suddenly the bait will turn out too thin? With the addition of crackers, it will become more dense and at the same time more crumbly. In this case, it will be possible to sculpt balls from it. In addition, it will not hurt to have dry cereals in stock, for example, barley, corn, semolina. Dry cereals “dust” well along the course, creating a food cloud, especially semolina.
Pea porridge will be another important bait ingredient.
If for summer it can be made in the form of well-cooked peas, then in winter it is better to turn peas into real pea puree. Peas are also a favorite delicacy for “white” fish, including bream. A pea puree will create a strong smell, while not saturating the fish. But it’s important to cook peas in an aluminum pan and over low heat, stirring and making sure that the pea porridge does not burn, otherwise instead of attracting fish, your home-made bait will scare it away with a burning smell. It is better to take pea porridge with you separately from the total weight of the bait and mix the bait already in place, adding water.
Another important ingredient is ground sunflower seeds, slightly fried, only slightly, otherwise the effect will also be the opposite, as with burnt peas. Instead of seeds, you can use cake in bulk. The main thing is that he is not old and not rancid.
In the summer, in the home-made bait, you can add those very biscuit odors that are felt in branded bait. To do this, grind inexpensive cookies and gingerbread.