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I recently started fishing a local lake that has decent carp fishing. I’m wondering what feed/chum whatever the proper term is that I can use to consistently throw into my fishing spot on a regular basis to start to get more fish to hang out in the area? I am on a budget so something relatively cheap/ effective/ high volume would be great. 

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5 hours ago, Carpin94 said:

I recently started fishing a local lake that has decent carp fishing. I’m wondering what feed/chum whatever the proper term is that I can use to consistently throw into my fishing spot on a regular basis to start to get more fish to hang out in the area? I am on a budget so something relatively cheap/ effective/ high volume would be great. 

I find field corn (soaked in pond water for 24 hours) to be effective and inexpensive, $12.49 for 50 lb of whole corn at Tractor Supply. 

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/producers-pride-whole-corn-50-lb?cm_vc=-10005

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There are as many ways to prepare bait as Carter has little liver pills. I mix deer corn and cracked corn (Jimmy cracks the corn for me but I don't care), add water and any flavor from the grocery shelf and bring to a boil. Take off the burner and let it sit to absorb the water. I stir it occasionally.

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17 hours ago, SoCalCarper said:

range cubes/ cattle cubes cheap and very effective 

Yes, that, too. Get a catapult (slingshot or flip, depending on where you live). You get good coverage in your swim in just a few minutes. Keep putting out some range cubes (actually range cylinders) periodically to keep them in the area. Good luck!

Edited by (TN) Cannonball

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