MY SPECIMEN BREAM BAIT COMBINATION
I TEND to use a mix of pellets and boilies as the basis of my spod mix and then fish with a groundbait-loaded Method feeder over the top. This gives a spread of bait for the bream to browse on, with the feeder creating a focal point and the hookbait close by.
Both baits are easy to make, and many different ingredients can be included.
My groundbait mix contains no particles, as these could mask the hook point and lead to missed bites. I use Dynamite Marine Method Mix, which has a high pellet content.
Add a tablespoonful of fish oil and a similar amount of molasses to each pint of water. Both these ingredients are also used to glug my pellet and wafter hookbaits (see left).
Rather than add whole boilies, I prefer to add boilie crumb to my spod mix. This consists of a range of different sized baits, from powder up to partially chopped boilies.
Add a handful of sweetcorn to each kilo of your pellet mix. Corn provides some additional visual attraction and is less filling than either boilies or pellets.
Mix the groundbait quite stiff, so it takes some time to break down. I leave the hookbait exposed so that it is visible to fish before the groundbait around the feeder breaks down.
Mix equal amounts of 6mm and 8mm pellets and add a handful of 10mm pellets. This is the basis of my spod mix, with the pellets breaking down at different rates.