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Ice Chipper

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Corn!
« on: Nov 14, 2017, 12:16 PM »
Does anyone use corn on their jigs? I saw on You Tube where they were mixing the whole kernel corn with some kind of red dye.      ;D

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Re: Corn!
« Reply #1 on: Nov 14, 2017, 12:22 PM »
Corn isn't recommended for fish bait.
If the fish eat a few pieces of it it expands in their stomach and can kill the fish.
Most likely smaller fish are more likely to be effected by it those ones we keep releasing.
I won't ever use it.
Maybe the odds of that are low but I have plenty of other bait options that are cheap and effective that won't kill the fish.
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Re: Corn!
« Reply #2 on: Nov 14, 2017, 01:04 PM »
Corn isn't recommended for fish bait.
If the fish eat a few pieces of it it expands in their stomach and can kill the fish.

I understand that there are other opinions and it can be hard to determine the truth, but I'm convinced that lethal corn is a myth.  Apparently the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is with me:

http://www.fishandboat.com/Transact/AnglerBoater/LegacyIssues/2000s/Documents/11november-december2001.pdf (see p. 7)
http://articles.mcall.com/1992-11-01/sports/2889253_1_rainbow-trout-corn-bait

Fifty-four days on a corn diet with zero mortality.

Does anyone use corn on their jigs? I saw on You Tube where they were mixing the whole kernel corn with some kind of red dye.      ;D

I use it on my deadstick rigs with night crawlers all the time.  I tip jigs with mealworms instead.  Never tried any dyed corn.
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Re: Corn!
« Reply #3 on: Nov 14, 2017, 02:28 PM »
I understand that there are other opinions and it can be hard to determine the truth, but I'm convinced that lethal corn is a myth.  Apparently the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is with me:

http://www.fishandboat.com/Transact/AnglerBoater/LegacyIssues/2000s/Documents/11november-december2001.pdf (see p. 7)
http://articles.mcall.com/1992-11-01/sports/2889253_1_rainbow-trout-corn-bait

Fifty-four days on a corn diet with zero mortality.

I use it on my deadstick rigs with night crawlers all the time.  I tip jigs with mealworms instead.  Never tried any dyed corn.
Thats good to know.
I was always told corn was bad and never heard of a study that proved otherwise until now.
I just finished cutting up a pound of raw shrimp for bait. Dyed some using pro cures Bad Azz (yes that's how they spell it) bait dye and some I added Mikes glo shrimp scent. The rest I left plain.
A little over $6 for 16 containers of bait with ~ 40 baits each.
I'm ok paying $.01 per bait.
Though corn would likely be cheaper.
I do like the Bad Azz bait dyes if your looking to dye your corn.
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Re: Corn!
« Reply #4 on: Nov 14, 2017, 03:27 PM »

It is legal in ny to use corn , pg 54


     

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Re: Corn!
« Reply #5 on: Nov 14, 2017, 04:05 PM »
We used to use it years ago for trout fishing until I caught my brother eating the bait! 😄
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Re: Corn!
« Reply #6 on: Nov 14, 2017, 04:15 PM »
We used to use it years ago for trout fishing until I caught my brother eating the bait! 😄
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Re: Corn!
« Reply #7 on: Nov 15, 2017, 10:04 AM »
I bought corn beads and strung 3 right above my hook with a live minnow below.
Of the 5 tip ups I use, 2 have corn beads and 3 have red beads. The corn is way out performing the red beads, maybe just a coincidence.


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Re: Corn!
« Reply #8 on: Nov 15, 2017, 10:44 AM »
What are you guys fishin' for, carp?  >:D A can of sweet corn goes a long way for those guys...
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Re: Corn!
« Reply #9 on: Nov 15, 2017, 12:52 PM »
The trout and pike seem to like corn too!

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Re: Corn!
« Reply #10 on: Nov 15, 2017, 05:39 PM »
Pike? Really? I am intrigued! Tell me more...
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Re: Corn!
« Reply #11 on: Nov 16, 2017, 08:20 AM »
What are you guys fishin' for, carp?  >:D A can of sweet corn goes a long way for those guys...
use it all the time for carp,works great
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Re: Corn!
« Reply #12 on: Nov 19, 2017, 05:45 PM »
White Shoepeg corn in a can used to be a favorite bait for kokanee.  For trout, some guys, maybe slightly more ethical, would use the juice from a can of sweet corn as a dispersed chum. Illegal as hell in Colorado, but around here doing illegal stuff is pretty standard policy.
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