How to give your boilies an big edge over other anglers

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Make your own Boilies

Creating your own boilies really does give you the edge on any lake your fishing. Sometimes lakes get hammered on a certain bait and fish get very weary of this so using an unusual bait can often catch you more fish. Having your own recipes also gives you a chance to test the water your fishing and find out what catches.

Chopped baits

Using chopped baits as either free offering or as hook baits can give you a real edge when fish get weary of round baits or even when every anglers on the lake are using round boilies. Chopping your baits can also release the favours at a much quicker rate making your hook bait very attractive.

There are different methods of chopping boilies so if you have more than half a kilo to chop I would use a blender but if you wish to chop hook baits I recommend the Korda Kutter(pictured) or simply just by hand.

Chopped boilies can you an edge

Soaked baits

Soaking your boilies can give you a real edge and can often draw fish to your hook bait or free offerings from all layers of the lake. So when the fish are in mid water, soaked baits can often attract them to feed on the bottom of the lake. There are many purposely made favours and oils available in the tackle shop but you can also soak baits in items found in the supermarket such as tuna oil, oyster sauce etc.

Dusted Boilies

To get the dusted boilie effect simply soak your baits in a favour or oil of your choice then transfer them to a bucket containing some fine ground bait or crum. In recent years many well known anglers have been in favour of this edge and can catch even the most weariest fish.

Image courtesy of chapman angling

Image courtesy of chapman angling

Use Fresh Boilies

It sounds silly but this really does work, if you can afford it buy frozen baits or make your own. When your bait thaws out all the oils and natural favours escape which give your bait a naturally attractive coating which fish love.

If you have boilie edge of your own you wish to share please comment below I’m sure other anglers would appreciate it. If you would like to learn to make your own boilies be sure to check out my other posts.

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