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How to gather fish for a long time in summer?

As the saying goes: If the nest is played well, there will be no fewer catches. Especially in the summer, the appetite for fish is not always particularly high. If you want to get more baitfish, you must make a nest, which has a strong ability to attract fish and a long fish retention time.

 Today, I will share with you how to properly nest in summer fishing and gather fish for a long time.


1. Exploring the bottom before making a nest

       Generally speaking, when you arrive at fishing grounds, especially unfamiliar fishing grounds, after choosing a good fishing spot, you must first explore the bottom before making a nest. Because we sometimes seem to be good fishing spots, but the bottom conditions are not good, and we also don’t keep fish. For example, there are more dark grasses at the bottom of the water. After the bait is in the bottom, the fish are basically invisible, and there is no way to fish. Don’t just throw the nest material down after you get to the fishing spot. This is a waste of nest material and time.


2. Coarse particles make the bottom nest

       Increase the size of the nest material. If you use the base material to add particles, you can mix the base material with water and pour the particles in. Add a little water to bond and put it in. Such a nest will keep the fish longer. After the atomized bait is eaten up, the particles are still atomized and will play a role in attracting fish.


The feeding of the nest must be accurate, not one by one, if the nest is big, the fish will be scattered, and if they cannot concentrate, they will not be able to play the role of nesting.

To replenish the nest frequently, the amount should not be too large, just a small handful of pellets at a time. Generally, it can be refilled once after a few fishes, so that the fish can be gathered for a long time.

When preparing the nest material, you can add targeted fishing bait to meet the needs of attracting fish.

big fish


Three ways to catch big fish, the first method is the most used

Fishing with corn kernels is environmentally friendly and economical. It is suitable for fishing big fish but not small fish, and it can save the trouble of small miscellaneous fish. It is a practical bait for fishing grass carp, carp, herring, etc. Of course, corn kernels have a low bit rate, which is suitable for recreational fishing, but not for competitive fishing.


            1. Use raw corn kernels as baitCorn kernels are used as nest material and bait, and most fishermen like to use fresh tender corn kernels. Natural corn kernels without any additives are indeed an excellent bait for fishing wild big fish because of their own refreshing fragrance. The simpler the thing, the more miraculous effect it can sometimes be. When fishing friends buy fresh corn ears, it is best to have bracts on the outside, so that the corn kernels lose less water and will not shrink. After bringing it to the fishing spot, remove the buds and leaves to make bait and nest material.
            2. The bait chooses full-grained kernels, and the corn kernels can be cut off with a knife when making nest material, which is very convenient to use. There are also a small number of fishing friends who use soaked tender corn kernels. Although individuals rarely use it in this way, they also share some of the experiences they have learned for your reference. This method requires the corn kernels to be completely peeled off one by one, and the corn kernels cannot be broken, which will cause the juice to flow out and affect the fishing effect. Put the corn kernels into a glass bottle and soak them in a good-quality medium-grade pure grain wine for several days, so that it can be used for a long time. If possible,  medicinal materials, such as cloves, fennel, Asarum, star anise, etc., can also be appropriately added. It is advisable to carry about 200 corn kernels when out fishing, and pack them in small bottles and seal them tightly. When using, wash your hands and take out the corn kernels, hang a kernel on each hook, and expose the tip of the hook so that the hook is easy to pass through the corn kernel when the rod is lifted. When fishing, because the corn kernels are soaked in water for too long, the juice will flow out or the flavor will be weakened, you can change one every 1 hour or so. If you don’t use it up, as long as it is properly stored in the dark, it will still have a strong and clear fragrance after a period of time, which will not affect the effect.
            3. Use tender corn steep liquor and bait as baitGrate the tender corn kernels, add cold boiled water, wrap it with odorless new gauze, and squeeze out the tender corn syrup. According to the amount of bait, add an appropriate amount of water, and other ingredients of the bait can be combined with the actual local situation. Using corn steep liquor to replace pure water and bait can achieve unexpected results.
            4. Use cooked corn as nest material and bait the old corn is cracked first, then soaked in water for one to two days to expand it, and then cook until it has no hard cores. After cooking, mix in 20% to 30% cooked cornmeal and wheat bran, and then add In a sealed plastic bag, sprinkle some moderately pure grain wine to tie the bag tightly. After sealing it for 1-2 days, the effect will be best. You can also mix it directly into the medicinal wine. If you are fishing in large waters such as lakes and reservoirs, you can fish for a day with at least 2.5 kilograms of litter at a time. If you fish continuously for more than two days, the first nest is at least 5 kilograms or more. We can also choose medium-sized, plump, golden-yellow corn kernels and boil them half-cooked. The skin must not be damaged.

After scalding the container with boiling water, put the corn kernels in, add an appropriate amount of honey, a certain amount of moderately pure grain wine, or appropriate flavors and shake well, and it can be used after one day. Corn kernels have a slower nesting speed, which usually takes 2-3 hours. The number of corn kernels should be large because the big fish eat more. Try to concentrate on the corn kernels.

If there are grass carp in the pond, the effect will be very good at noon and afternoon, because grass carp likes hot weather, the weather is the hottest at noon and afternoon, the hotter the weather, the more the grass carp will eat. The bait is made of boiled corn kernels. The hook tip should be pierced from the round edge of the corn kernel and pierced out from the umbilicus, allowing the corn kernels to slide twice on the hook, and then return to the hook tip.


If you use bomb hooks, it is best to grab a mess of food on the bait spring, and then hang the corn kernels on the surrounding hooks, so that the fish attracting effect is good.4. How to keep fresh corn kernels as bait or nest materialSoak the selected tender corn cobs with the outer skin in clean water for 5 minutes. Wrap the soaked corn cobs in a new clean thick food bag and freeze them in the refrigerator. Take them out two hours before fishing and let them thaw naturally. In addition, use a clean and odorless food bag to pack it for later use.


Don’t tear off the outer skin when fishing. Don’t waste it if you don’t use it up. You can continue to refrigerate it for your next use.