THE EXPERT’S VIEW
AS THE leaves start to drop and light levels fall, you need to make small changes to your tactics to tempt a bite.
At this time of year, a real edge in my armoury is the highly soluble and attractive Milkimin pellets. These are great for adding a degree of visual appeal when used inside small PVA bag to draw fish down on to your small baited patch around the hookbait.
Due to their vivid white colour, they stand out against the dark, decaying leaves and other organic matter that covers the lakebed in late autumn. What’s more, these small pellets create a milky, creamy aroma around the baited area as they begin to break down.
I start to use them in the cooler months, when traditional high-oil pellets begin to lose their effectiveness. Unlike those, Milkimins break down effectively in even the coldest water.
A favourite trick of mine is to incorporate the pellets into a highly-soluble ‘winterised stick mix’. To make this I take a few handfuls of CC Moore Live System boilies and crush them to a fine dust.
To this I add a handful of whole and crushed Milkimins – and that’s it, job done!
These sticks are ideal for tempting a bite during the winter, and provide a small parcel of attraction around the hookbait.
I like to have a few sticks ready tied up before the session, so that I can recast to different areas of the lake to try to tempt a bite from feeding fish.
Milkimin pellets stand out over a dark substrate.