Tony’s Mayday Chow 2

Tony’s Mayday Chow 2 is a great chow-based pack bait recipe for catching carp. It is fairly easy to make and can be very effective.

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Tony’s Mayday Chow 2 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 on chow. 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!

Tony's Mayday Chow 2

This is a solid cherry flavored, chow-based carp bait. Great for lakes when carp are on chow.

Not For Human Consumption.

This recipe is intended for fishing purposes only.

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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Set Up Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Predicted Cost (US): $23.00
Course BaitMixes
Cuisine Fish Bait

Additional Information:

Bait Base: Chow
Bait Type: Packbait
Fish Type: Carp and Catfish
Best Used: Anytime
Water Type: Lake or Pond
Servings 6 Pounds


  • 1 Bucket and Lid (A 5-gallon bucket is preferred.)
  • 1 Can opener (For opening the corn cans.)
  • 1 Large Bowl (For mixing corn and Kool-Aid.)


  • 3 lbs. Trout Chow by Purina (Size number 2 or 3 will do.)
  • 1 Cup Dibbie Scratch (Cracked field corn, same thing.)
  • 1 Cup Corn Meal
  • 14.75 oz. Cream Corn (1 can.)
  • 15 oz. Whole Kernel Sweet Corn (1 can, undrained.)
  • .44 oz. Cherry Kool-Aid (Two .22-ounce packets.)


  • Place the chow, Dibbie scratch and corn meal in the bucket and mix by hand.
  • Mix the cream corn, whole kernel corn and two packs of Kool-Aid in a bowl to get a good red color. Don't drain any of it.
  • Then add all parts together into the bucket and mix very well by hand. You may add 1 more pack of Kool-Aid if you really want to.
  • Place the lid on the bucket and wait 1 hour, 2 hours is probably better for it to set up.
  • Then open lid, fluff and use. Happy Carping!


This is a great carp bait recipe when the carp are feeding on chow.  It will catch catfish as well.  I used this bait on May 20th, 2014, at Perry's Carp Lake in Gaffney, SC and caught 6 carp, including the large caught that day at 23.5 pounds.  Very good bait.

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