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    Default Are You A Chummer?

    https://vimeo.com/179504011



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTLrQ0Iwt3A



    I was wondering if the Crappie would stack up on this stuff?





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    Without a current flow it dosent work nearly as well. Not to say it wouldn't work at all, but current is key for getting a good chum slick going, which fish follow back to the boat/chum source. It can also get pricey, as 4 to 6 of that size depending on current, would be required for a 4 hour trip, assuming your using just 1 chum bag. Never seen or heard of it being used in fresh water, and not even widely used in salt water, except in the keys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yobuck View Post
    Never seen or heard of it being used in fresh water, and not even widely used in salt water, except in the keys.
    It's used A LOT in freshwater -- but not in the US. There's an entire chumming industry in Europe. There's a real art to it, and they have mastered it.

    And yes ... I am a chummer.
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    Well there's not much art involved over here. lol
    Just put the stuff in a mesh bag, toss it in the water, and let the current do the rest.
    Most guys only need to be shown 1 time. lol
    Now the art might come in when it comes to making your own chum, and there are a variety of recipes for that, like canned cat food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yobuck View Post
    Well there's not much art involved over here. lol
    Just put the stuff in a mesh bag, toss it in the water, and let the current do the rest.
    Most guys only need to be shown 1 time. lol
    Now the art might come in when it comes to making your own chum, and there are a variety of recipes for that, like canned cat food.
    The art comes in different mixes for different species, different venues (lake vs river) and how it's mixed: wet vs dry, active vs inert, etc.

    Here's a sample of the different chum mixes you can buy:

    https://www.anglingdirect.co.uk/coar...s?_pclass=1106



    For American, though, you can get by with very simple mixes.

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    Deathb4disco do you buy your chum or make your own? Wondering if you make your own would you share any recipes? I have always wanted to try making some. I have heard of people using dog food, in a can and dry both.


    Quote Originally Posted by deathb4disco View Post
    The art comes in different mixes for different species, different venues (lake vs river) and how it's mixed: wet vs dry, active vs inert, etc.

    Here's a sample of the different chum mixes you can buy:

    https://www.anglingdirect.co.uk/coar...s?_pclass=1106



    For American, though, you can get by with very simple mixes.



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    My standard is a 50/50 mix of bread crumbs and yellow corn meal. That's it.

    Mix the dry ingredients thoroughly and then add water gradually. You want it to be light and fluffy, wet enough so that it will hold together with one good squeeze. Remove any clumps.

    That alone will draw fish in, but adding small particles of bait helps a lot. I often add corn or some type of chopped meat (Spam, hot dogs, etc).
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    First off thanks for the reply. How big of a chum ball do you make up? I am thinking softball size or so. I plan to try this one Friday after work and then fish it early Saturday morning and see how it works.


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    My standard is a 50/50 mix of bread crumbs and yellow corn meal. That's it.

    Mix the dry ingredients thoroughly and then add water gradually. You want it to be light and fluffy, wet enough so that it will hold together with one good squeeze. Remove any clumps.

    That alone will draw fish in, but adding small particles of bait helps a lot. I often add corn or some type of chopped meat (Spam, hot dogs, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by flintcreek View Post
    First off thanks for the reply. How big of a chum ball do you make up? I am thinking softball size or so. I plan to try this one Friday after work and then fish it early Saturday morning and see how it works.
    I usually don't chum the day before I fish. You can, but I prefer to chum while I fish.

    You don't want to chum too much. That's the biggest mistake people make. You don't want to throw in a bunch of chum, fill the fish up, and have them swim away. It's much better to chum "little and often".

    Start out with one or two handfuls (squeezed). Every 15 or 20 minutes, throw in another. The more fish are there, the more you chum. In my experience, less is more, and you really don't need much to get the fish going.

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by deathb4disco View Post
    Mix the dry ingredients thoroughly and then add water gradually. You want it to be light and fluffy, wet enough so that it will hold together with one good squeeze. Remove any clumps.
    How to mix groundbait (chum) by former world champion Tom Pickering:

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