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Maggots are the larvae of flies, typically found in decaying organic material such as food waste or animal carcasses. While maggots might not be everyone’s favorite topic, they play a vital role in the ecosystem by breaking down and recycling organic matter.

When it comes to fishing, many anglers have their go-to techniques and bait preferences. For me, maggots bait has always been my first choice (if, of course, the fishing rules allow their use).

Using maggots as fishing bait is a common and effective practice among anglers. Maggots are known to attract various fish species due to their scent and movement in the water. When using maggots for fishing, it’s essential to keep them fresh and alive until you’re ready to use them. You can store them in a cool, dark place and make sure to use them within a few days of purchase for optimal effectiveness.



Now, I know what you’re thinking – maggots, gross! But before you completely dismiss them, let me share with you why they are my first choice for bait.

First and foremost, maggots are highly effective at attracting fish. They emit a scent that is irresistible to many species, making them a reliable option for bait.

Another reason why I prefer using maggots is that they are easily available. You can find them at most bait and tackle shops

Maggots, on the other hand, are budget-friendly and can be reused for multiple fishing trips, as long as you keep them cool and fresh.

Of course, as with any live bait, there are some downsides to using maggots. They can be messy and require proper storage to keep them fresh and usable.

One of the things I appreciate the most about using maggots as bait is their versatility. They can be used in a variety of ways, such as on a hook, as a dropper, or as part of a bait rig. You can also pair them with other baits, such as worms or corn, to create a bait cocktail that will attract even more fish.

Conclusion

Fishing with live bait adds an extra level of excitement and increases your chances of getting a bite. While there are many live bait options available, maggots cleaned from sawdust are my go-to bait. They are highly effective, easily available, affordable, and versatile. So, the next time you’re out on the water, don’t be afraid to give maggots a try – you might be pleasantly surprised with the results. Happy fishing!

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All the fish I caught were released back into the river.

Hook size: 14

Bait: maggots

Maggots feeder: kinder egg, upgraded with holes and stone for weighting





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A maggot is the larva of a fly. Maggots are arguably one of the best baits for fishing. Even though they are small, even a large fish cannot resist this protein snack.

Maggots can be used in fishing as bait on a hook, in pva nets and bags, they can be added to groundbait, there are quite a few ways to fish with them.

It is easiest to buy them in a fishing store, but you can also grow them yourself at home in the warmer months.





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Author: Marina Kropec


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Testing homemade boilie in a glass of water. Boilies are preserved in sugar and salt. Boilies are quite hard, but when they come into contact with water, they start to disintegrate quickly. If the boilies will be successful I will publish the recipe for these boilies.



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In this video, I’m going to show you how I make simple fishing stinky fishy hook bait paste. This recipe is perfect for making bait that attracts fish, and it’s easy to make!

The ingredients for the paste can be replaced with ingredients you already have at home (groundbait, bread, etc.). I don’t weigh the ingredients to make the paste, because I make it from the ingredients I currently have at home.

Watch this video to learn how to make it!




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Excellent natural bait for the vast majority of fish

Preparation:

  1. Soak hemp seed covered with water for 24 hours.
  2. After 24 hours, put the seeds covered with water in a pan and boil
  3. Simmer for approximately 30 minutes.
  4. Hemp seeds are cooked when most of the seeds have split and when little white shoots are seen.
  5. The seeds are now ready for fishing.
Hemp is a great way to attract fish (carp, roach, bream, barbel, tench, chub, …) any time of the year.


Some Facts About Hemp – Seeds

  • Hemp is the common term for a variety of plants in the Cannabis family. 
  • Hemp and its seeds have been used for thousands of years by various cultures.
    • Oldest known records of hemp farming go back 5000 years in China, although hemp industrialization probably goes back to ancient Egypt.
  • Hemp has the potential to replace plastic material.
  • One of the most important hemp seed benefits is its high quantity of proteins.
  • Hemp is incredibly sustainable.
  • Hemp seed food products are also considered more allergy-free than many other seeds.
  • Hemp seeds are high in nutritional value and contain 20 different varieties of amino acids and all nine of the essential amino acids.
  • Hemp and marijuana are not the same.
  • It was legal to pay taxes with hemp in America from 1631 until the early 1800s. (LA Times. Aug. 12, 1981.)
  • Refusing to grow hemp in America during the 17th and 18th centuries was against the law.
  • For thousands of years, 90% of all ships’ sails and rope were made from hemp.
  • Henry Ford’s first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the car itself was constructed from hemp.
  • In 1916, the U.S. Government predicted that by the 1940s all paper would come from hemp and that no more trees need to be cut down. Government studies report that 1 acre of hemp equals 4.1 acres of trees. Plans were in the works to implement such programs. (U.S. Department of Agriculture Archives.)
  •  80% of all textiles, fabrics, clothes, linen, drapes, bed sheets, etc., were made from hemp until the 1820s, with the introduction of the cotton gin.




hemp is split
Almost cooked.
hemp is split

Hemp seeds can be kept in the refrigerator for a few days (3 to 5 days maximum) or frozen and taken out of the chest when you need them for fishing.

Natural protein fishing bait.

hemp is split




When the hemp seeds are cooked there is no need to add anything as the seeds are already attractive enough for fish (high in proteins, natural oils, feed stimulators and attractants).

I most often add hemp oil to the warm seeds for even more attraction.



most of the hemp seeds have split

Conclusion

Cooked seeds can be used in spod mix, a great addition to ground bait mix, hook bait, It can be used on its own, etc.

My opinion is that this is one of the very rare baits that you can cook in your wife’s kitchen (talk to your wife first anyway ?) without stinking up the kitchen with unpleasant aromas, such as cooking chickpeas, corn, fish meal boilies with the aroma of squid, octopus, liver, monster crab and so on.

The smell of cooked seeds is very pleasant, no wonder fish love it.



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Author: Marina Kropec


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