ULTIMATE BAITS FOR THE BAGGIN’ WAG
Your mix should cloud the water and release quickly
ARP spend an awful lot of time up in the water at this time of year, so fishing on the deck can often be a waste of time. feeding hard in a cloud of fine particles that hang in the water.
While the baggin’ waggler, and its close relative, the rocket feeder, are normally thought of as ways to catch small carp, this is far from the truth.
Having witnessed carp to over 20lb landed on these tactics I know they are just as effective on well-stocked runs waters too.
So when the going gets tough on the deck, break out the surface feeders and get catching up in the water!
Many anglers, I feel, make their groundbait too stiff when using the baggin’ waggler.
Remember, each cast should last a couple of minutes at most, just enough time for the hookbait to fall through the top few feet and come to rest for a minute in midwater.
If you are winding in after this time and there is still bait around the cage then it is too sticky.
The main reason for groundbait being left on the cage is because people are using mixes designed for the Method feeder, which need to break down slower.
By all means use your favourite Method groundbait, but adapt it for use on the baggin’ waggler to speed up its breakdown.
An easy way of achieving fast breakdown is to mix your chosen groundbait with the same amount of brown crumb.
Crumb is nothing like as sticky and will help the mix separate. You can add other fast-breakdown ingredients too, such as crushed hemp, maize meal and krill powder, to create more of a cloud.
I will occasionally check the breakdown speed of my groundbait in the edge to make sure that it is working correctly and releasing quickly. If it isn’t, then try mixing in a small amount of dry crumb.
ON THE HOOK
A 10mm boilie is the standard baggin’ waggler hookbait. Although this is effective, is it always the right option? Boilies are among the fastest sinking of