I’m sure this bait boosting technique works in many variations and the following guide is just one possibility and a personal preference using some specific Dynamite products that work perfectly for me.
10 July, 2014 |153 Comments
In this short guide I describe how I make my hugely successful hookbait – “the Sludge-Bomb”, which has attracted a couple of specimens in the last few weeks from a highly pressured gravel pit (this included my two biggest fish of all time from this venue).
- A cooker, a kettle and some water
- 26mm boilies (in my case “The Source” and “The Crave” do the business)
- Liquids (The Source, The Crave, Marine Halibut hookbait dip and CSL)
- Groundbait (in my case Marine Halibut)
- 2 empty pots made of a thick enough material (thinner materials will become deformed by the hot water – therefore I personally use an empty pop-up or paste pot)
Put some boilies in one of the empty pots and boil some water. Then fill the hookbait-pot with the hot water so that the boilies are completely covered.
Let it brew for around 5 minutes. Now the cells of the outer boilie layers are opened again and ready for deep soaking.
After removing the hot water from of the pot, add the liquids…
Close the lid of the pot and shake it like a “professional bartender” before leaving it to soak for at least one or two weeks. It also works with shorter soaking times, but after one week I can be sure that the liquids are penetrated to the core of the bait.
After the soaking time is up empty the liquid into a spare pot (this way you can re-use the liquids).
Add some groundbait and a small amount of The Source or The Crave liquid, close the pot and shake it again.
The “Sludge-Bomb” is born and ready for attracting some monster carp.
Using this bait I’ve managed to catch the first two carp over 20kg from a local gravel pit and both within the last 4 weeks. I had to wait for 8 YEARS to net my first 20kg+ fish on this venue – and then I land two in a month – unbelievable!
52lb 7oz common
Alex “Sludge” Hager