Report Short term prebaiting? in Beginning Carping Posted May 3, 2015 Jangel, How big is the lake? What do you estimate the carp population to be? What's the average size fish? What will you pre-bait with? How much bait will you put in? How many times and at what intervals will you pre-bait? What bait will you fish with? The answers to these questions will help to plan a baiting/fishing strategy for when you're actually on the lake (I assume it's a lake). All the best...... Bill D.