How to make pellet paste bait

Updated November 21, 2016

Many anglers will attest to the particular feeding habits of carp. Although these often-large fish prefer to dine on grass and weeds, they are all too happy to consume fruits, vegetables, luncheon meats, cheese and grains. Anglers concoct recipes to make different baits that attract carp, including paste bait. One paste bait recipe calls for the use of trout pellets as a primary ingredient. Add a few additional basic ingredients to create an unusual, productive paste bait.

Crack 3 large eggs into a mixing bowl. Stir the eggs with a spoon or fork to break the yolks and incorporate them with the egg whites.

Place 292 g (2 cups) of trout pellets into a plastic bag. Place the bag of pellets on a sturdy work surface.

Strike the bag and pellets with the bottom of a heavy cooking pot or frying pan. Crush the trout pellets into a powder with the pan or pot.

Add the crushed trout pellets to the eggs in the mixing bowl. Stir the crushed pellets as you add them to the mix. Continue to add the crushed pellets until the mixture begins to thicken. Crush additional trout pellets if necessary.

Place the mixture to the side and allow it to sit undisturbed for a hour. During this time, the crushed pellets will absorb moisture, and the mixture will continue to thicken.

Store the paste bait in plastic bags or containers in the refrigerator until ready to use. Pinch off small amounts of the paste and place on hair rigs or bait bands suspended below carp hooks for bait.

Things You'll Need

  • Mixing bowl
  • 3 eggs
  • Spoon
  • Trout pellets
  • Heavy pan
  • Plastic bag
  • Plastic container
  • Hair rig
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Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.