TARGET SMALL SPOTS
RATHER than using a throwing stick or a large Spomb to bait large areas, before casting two or three rods over the top of it, try baiting small spots and having just one rod on each.
Carp are used to finding little pockets of natural food on the lakebed, often among light weed and other detritus, and will be far less likely to spook away from such spots than they would a tennis court-sized area of colourful boilies!
Bait tightly and accurately with a small spod or, if it’s close-in, by hand. It’s a tactic that works on every venue in the land. And, if your spot is in the margins and you’re worried about carp bumping into your line, use a small backlead to keep everything pinned firmly to the deck.