The Fishing Bait World range features premium particle bait including the best fishing maize. Highly effective for coarse and carp fishing, maize can be used as groundbait and hookbait but this cost effective bait must be prepared properly.
A-Maize-Ing Fishing Bait
Particle baits are highly effective for carp and course fishing but must be properly prepared. Under-prepared baits can be fatal to fish as the bait absorbs water and then swells. If this process occurs inside the fish's gut then there will be no happy ending. However, the good news is that particle baits can be unbelievably effective attractants and this certainly includes fishing maize.
How to fish for carp with corn
Due to its sweet scent and bright colour, you would do well to find a more consistently effective bait than sweetcorn. Corn is an excellent choice all year round, and is probably one of the cheapest and most readily available options you could go for. On top of that, you can be sure that this natural option will not be harmful to the carp's digestion. As it can be used on the hook, on a hair rig, flavoured, coloured, and even mushed up to be used as ground bait, the versatility of corn really is something which sets it apart. Though due to this versatility, it is important to be aware of the different potential routes you can take with corn to get the best out of it.
Attaching sweetcorn to your hook is a relatively simple method, and just requires you to take the individual piece of corn by the flattened side and then pierce the round body of the grain with your hook until it has gone fully through. Be gentle enough not to tear it unnecessarily. Twist your hook as you work the hook point out of the grain. You might also consider using a hair rig to enable you to use a number of sweetcorn grains for your bait. The increase in number will likely be more eye catching in the water. In addition, if you want a very slow sinking bait, then try squeezing the kernel out of the corn and just attaching the skin to your hook.
If you have a liquidiser, then all you need to do to create a corn groundbait is pour it into the liquidiser and give it a blast until the grains have been turned into a mush. This can then be added to a method mix groundbait to increase its dampness. Alternatively, you can just use a pole cup to cast it into the water and make a scented cloud which should attract plenty of carp. You can introduce a few pellets into the cloud to give the carp something more to focus on once they have been drawn in.
Colours and Flavours
Sweetcorn is already very appealing to carp due to its colour and aroma once in the water. However, in sites where plain sweetcorn has been overused, the carp may be wary of it. In this case, you might need to trick them into becoming interested once more by experimenting with different colours and flavours. It is simply a matter of pouring the juice out of the tin, then tipping the grains into a plastic bag and adding in drops of your chosen flavouring or food dye, blowing some air into the bag, twisting the top and giving it a shake. Then, you must get rid of the air inside the bag, seal it and freeze it overnight. When it has thawed after taking it out on the next day, you will have yourself a bright and appealing newly coloured and flavoured sweetcorn bait.
Maize has a slightly lower sugar content than sweetcorn but also should be considered as an attractive bait option which you can buy in bulk, thus saving a lot of money in the long run. Having said that, you must prepare maize correctly, otherwise it will be rock solid and therefore damaging for the carp. Firstly, you should soak the maize for 24 hours in cold water, then boil and simmer for about 30 minutes. At this stage, add in your own colouring or flavourings as you wish, and then leave to soak in for a couple of hours in a sealed container. You should know when the maize is correctly prepared as it should be just soft enough to begin to split when pinched.
The preparation of maize not only renders it safe for the fish, it also makes it much more appealing to them. Preparation involves soaking and boiling and this causes the release of the oils and attractors from the particle bait. It will be transformed from bland to delicious!
You can also get creative during the preparation process by adding extra ingredients in order to make the maize irresistible. Salt, sugar, garlic, molasses or even chilli might prove to produce the recipe for success. You could also invest in special flavourings to ensure that your maize becomes a veritable fish magnet. Why not give yourself the edge over other anglers?So how do you prepare your maize and produce haute cuisine for carp?
Actually preparation is easy but you do need to allow enough time before your next fishing trip. Unprepared maize is rock hard which means it will swell when it comes in contact with water. It is also so hard that you won't be able to attach it to your hooks so a little soaking and cooking are in order.
Start by covering the maize in water and then leave it to soak for roughly two hours. You can add your tasty extra ingredients at this stage to allow the maximum time for the maize to take on the flavour. (Note: You should perhaps avoid using your best cooking pots for your maize!)
Next you should add more water until there is two parts water to one part maize in the pot. Put your pot on your hob and turn on the heat. Bring the pot to the boil and simmer for around 30 minutes. Gosh this sounds like you are creating a nice casserole for your dinner!
The maize will start expanding after about 10 minutes of cooking. When the 30 minutes is up it will be ready to use as bait. The fishing maize will still be hard but you should be able to split it when you pinch it. Unlike hemp, fishing maize does not have an unfortunate odour when you cook it and so will not make your kitchen smell like a cannabis farm!
Fishing Maize at the Ready
All you have to do now is pop your bait into a bait tub or any sealable container. Close the lid and leave the fishing maize to cool. You are now ready to bait your hooks with your irresistible gourmet bait.
Fishing Maize at Fishing Bait World
You will discover French maize, red maize and Great White South American Maize in our range. French maize is harder than sweetcorn and can be used on its own or in conjunction with red maize. Our red maize is an extremely popular choice with anglers and carp simply adore it. It contains a higher concentration of amino acids than French maize and can be used year round. Great White South American Maize is a highly effective bait but does require more lengthy preparation. This maize hails from Peru and is 18-24mm in size.
First soak your maize in cold water, preferably for at least 12 hours. Great White South American Maize should be soaked for 24 hours. At this stage you are also able to add your preferred attractants to make your bait even more tempting. When your fishing maize has been soaked thoroughly, put in in a pot with water. You should have roughly one part maize and two parts water. Boil the maize for 30 minutes (40 minutes for giant maize). It can then be cooled and placed in a sealed container.
As maize must be prepared in advance of your fishing trip it is a good idea to prepare enough for more than one trip so you are always ready for action.
Maize Particle Bait
You really can’t go wrong with fishing maize. This inexpensive and versatile particle bait is a firm favourite that won’t let you down. The quality of our maize at Fishing Bait World is second to none and priced to please so why