Originally posted by Northantslad
[quote]Originally posted by jowlersnr
I don't understand why (although I have a theory) but if you pinch out the middle kernel of your corn and fish the skin it seems far more effective for crucians. I had 15 the other day doing this and it wasn't even a prolific crucian water (previous best I had was 3 or 4 there).... and I was fishing relatively heavy because I also had a tench and stocky carp 'problem' whilst fishing this margin. I fed 4mm pellets with about 10% corn mixed in. I use the frozen cheap supermarket brand for corn rather than tinned, no flavours.
Have found that to be a good winter tactic too. I think it wafts down and catches their attention a bit more, may be also lighter for what are usually wary fish?
Very good in winter
I did a feature with Angling Times on corn skins in Feb this year
Think about how some fish feed on falling baits in a fish tank. They suck in the bait without grabbing it and pump out what they don't want
The skin is easily sucked in. I used to have no shot near the hooklength to ensure a slow fall but I found that I was missing bites so now I fish it only using HITL so I can read the bristle better.
I now hit more even on the slightest movement of the bristle. Very eye straining for me if fishing at 11m onwards but I hook more