im fishing a commercial on friday and ive heard of some people fishing boilies on the pole. has anyone ever tried this with decent results and if so how should i try it i.e rigs, type of boilie and size etc.
cheers in advance,
I have had mixed results. It depends what you want to target One or two big carp 10-12lb + or more small to medium carp 2-8lb + or anything you can (if its a mixed silver carp lake). I have tried boilies on a few occasions where I was catching all sorts on a 4mm pellet even a 9lb carp early in the session. So switched to a boilie and things slowed down considerably with one 8lber in 2 hours. I knew there was a lot of fish in my swim due to the amount of line knocks. Went back to the 4mm pellet and bang straight away a 4lb carp followed by some cheeky Ide. I personally would rather catch more smaller samples and hope one of the monsters comes past and fancies a light lunch. Than sit and only target the big boys. It also depends on the lake and whats it full of. I have found when I want to target bigger fish going up in pellet size has worked for me but you will be surprised what will try on a 8-10mm pellet. When having a good session I often switch baits to see what else works or to slow things down for a coffee break. I used a hair riged Quick Stop through the boilie, stright through 6lb line, 1g float and 14 hook.
Regularly use hair rigged 10mm boilie when fishing shallow on the pole. Rig line is dependant upon fish size being targetted, but I generally use a 0.2gm float with backshot for times when I'm using lighter baits.