Bait soaks or dips are a key feature in Carp fishing. It is one of the best ways to make your hook bait stand out from your freebies, it also helps your hook bait to stand out from another baits on the lake.
My preference for hook baits that I am going soak, is always shelf life bait as I don’t have to worry about keeping them in the fridge or freeze all the time. I can even take than out of my bait bucket and I soak them in bulk. I will soak a kilo bag at a time over a period of months before I start to use them.
When I first got my hands on a bottle of Finamino, I was very impressed with the smell and taste. I instantly grabbed a bag of shelf life Catalyst boilies, which don’t really need a boost however, its nice to have your hook bait stand out from the rest your freebies ( as I have said before), I had already been doing for the past year with the Catalyst Food Dip.
It has certainly helpped my catch rate, in the harder months.
I have found over the years, by testing different ways, that the best way to get your boilies really soaked, is to freeze them and then add the liquid when the boilies start to defrost. I repeat this process five times. This is the main reason I use shelf life boilies, as I know this will not effect the make up of the bait and degrade it in any way.
These I keep in the fridge until the bag is half empty and then I start the process with another bag – same dip or another nice new one from the Spotted Fin Range. Theirs have so many options that you can give you the edge over other anglers.
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