Basic Ketchup Rice 1

Basic Ketchup Rice 1 is a great pack bait recipe for catching carp. It is fairly easy to make and can be very effective.

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Basic Ketchup Rice 1 is a nice pack bait that we think you will enjoy trying. It isn’t overly complicated to make and can be a great bait for catching carp when they are feeding. We hope that you will give it a try and remember to rate this recipe so that other
fishermen can better gauge how it will do. Happy carping and tight lines!

Basic Ketchup Rice 1

A simple ketchup flavored, rice-based pack bait. Works well in some carp ponds.

Not For Human Consumption.

This recipe is intended for fishing purposes only.

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4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Set Up Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Predicted Cost (US): $7.00
Course BaitMixes
Cuisine Fish Bait

Additional Information:

Bait Base: Rice
Bait Type: Packbait
Fish Type: Carp
Best Used: Summertime
Water Type: Lake or Pond
Servings 2 Gallons


  • 1 Bucket with lid (A 5-gallon bucket is preferred.)


  • 28 oz. Instant Rice (One 28-ounce box of instant rice, any brand.)
  • 28 oz. Ketchup (Any brand.)
  • 1.5 oz. Dry or Liquid Flavoring (OPTIONAL. You don't need to add any flavor.)


  • Add the 28-ounce box of rice and the 28-ounce bottle of ketchup to the bucket and mix well.
  • Let it sit for 1 hour with the lid on the bucket and it should be ready to use.


This is a great simple pack bait ketchup recipe.  It doesn't get any easier than this one.  It is reliable and simple.  You can add about 1.5 ounces (3 caps) of liquid flavor to this or 3 ounces of powdered flavor if you would like (Like 1 box of Jell-O for example.), but it works great as is.  

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