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#1 kestrel

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 05:53 PM

Hi guys I could really do with some help. I am going on a 48 hr session next week and would like some ideas on what would be the best spod mix to use in a weedy lake. Any help would be very much appreciated. I don't really have the option to spend 's and 's.
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 06:36 PM

Hi Kestrel and welcome to the forum :thumbs: What sort of weed will you be fishing in? Are there clear spots you can aim at or is it choked with weed all over? I would suggest that you first decide whether you are going to fish the clear spots, punch through the weed and fish under it on the lake bottom or lay on top of it and fish in the weed. If you can get to the clear spots accurately with your spod I would use a mix that is heavy and would sink quickly. If punching through I would suggest using solid pva bags to get your mix right onto to the bottom. In the case of laying on the weed I would use something - maybe flaked maize - that would settle on the weed. Just a few ideas that hopefully will get you thinking about how you approach this session.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 07:01 PM

there are weed free spots where I try to fish to.They are quite small though, there is both floating and thick weed beds, thanks for the tips cidermonkey.

Has anyone out there used and had success with vitalin ? Any tips on spod mix's would help.
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 08:18 PM

My personal favourite is a mix of hemp and groats. Hemp is heavier, the groats lighter. The fish certainly like it but different people favour different mixes.

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 09:36 AM

A pretty standard mix for me would be :-

Tin Frenzied Hemp and Juice
Tin of Meaty Marine Groundbait
3 sizes of pellet
Salmon
small tin of corn
1/2 Kilo of boilie crump
1/2 Kilo of Whole and Boilie chops
Tin of Tuna in Sunflower oil
Hemp oil
Salmon oil


Additions depending on water or approach could be

Dendrobenas
Muscles (chopped whole or liquidised)
Casters
Swimstim
Prawns (Chopped whole or Liquidised
Cockles
Lupins
Rape seed
Robin Red
sardine and anchovy meal
CLO
etc etc etc

Hope this helps

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 04:53 PM

A pretty standard mix for me would be :-

Tin Frenzied Hemp and Juice
Tin of Meaty Marine Groundbait
3 sizes of pellet
Salmon
small tin of corn
1/2 Kilo of boilie crump
1/2 Kilo of Whole and Boilie chops
Tin of Tuna in Sunflower oil
Hemp oil
Salmon oil
Additions depending on water or approach could be

Dendrobenas
Muscles (chopped whole or liquidised)
Casters
Swimstim
Prawns (Chopped whole or Liquidised
Cockles
Lupins
Rape seed
Robin Red
sardine and anchovy meal
CLO
etc etc etc

Hope this helps

thats an incredible mix of ingredients for a spod mix, I didn't realise people used so much to make up a mix.
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 08:51 AM

The mix above will cost you a small fortune :headhurt:
Get some redband seed, half fill a bucket with it, fill 3/4 fall with boiling water, place a lid on it and leave for 48 hours, just before fishing add a tin or 2 of sweetcorn that will cost you about 3 max and the fish will love it :)

Edited by MarkSpod, 06 September 2006 - 08:52 AM.

The next one will be a biggy

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:21 AM

The mix above will cost you a small fortune :headhurt:
Get some redband seed, half fill a bucket with it, fill 3/4 fall with boiling water, place a lid on it and leave for 48 hours, just before fishing add a tin or 2 of sweetcorn that will cost you about 3 max and the fish will love it :)

Thanks Markspod for the recipe, must admit not heard of redband seed , I presume its available at pet shop / supplies type shop ?
This sounds more reasonable in terms of price, have you had many when using it ?
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 11:26 AM

Thanks Markspod for the recipe, must admit not heard of redband seed , I presume its available at pet shop / supplies type shop ?
This sounds more reasonable in terms of price, have you had many when using it ?

Its a bird seed mix (haiths redband) but any particle/seed mix will work prepared the same way, and yes I've caught loads over it :) Good luck mate

Edited by MarkSpod, 07 September 2006 - 11:26 AM.

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 11:57 AM

I buy most bait in bulk from a local animal feed supplier and for spod work use :

Partiblend
Hemp
8 mm strekker pellets
4 mm strekker pellets
The water from cooking hemp which I keep in bottles in an old freezer
Sweetcorn
Tuna (in either oil or brine)
Hookbait samples
If I want a cloud effect I also add fishmeal.

I keep all the pellets seperate until I want to use them for the simple reason I do not want the pellets to start dissolving amoungst the other stuff until they are in the lake!
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