Tony’s Simple Cherry Chow

Tony’s Simple Cherry Chow is a terrific chow-based carp fishing recipe.

This is a very simple chow-based recipe that many folks will find clean to use and easy to make. You can easily catch carp on this recipe and catfish as well. I’m sure it will work with other fish, but carp and catfish are for sure the best. Most of the ingredients are simple to find either at a store, online or at a local feed store.

A pile of chow on a board.
Pictured: Purina trout chow number 2.

The Recipe:

Tony's Simple Cherry Chow

Mr. Krit
This is a terrific all round fish bait for carp and catfish. Easy and clean to use.

Not For Human Consumption.

This recipe is intended for fishing purposes only.

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4.20 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Set-Up Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Predicted Cost (US): $15.00
Course BaitMixes
Cuisine Fish Bait

Additional Information:

Bait Base: Chow
Bait Type: Particle, Packbait
Fish Type: Carp, Catfish
Best Used: Anytime
Water Type: Fresh
Servings 3 pounds


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


  • 3 pounds Trout Chow (Purina #2 or #3) - Sold on BaitMix store.
  • .66 oz. Cherry Kool-Aid (3 Packets of Kool-Aid.)
  • 1/2 cup Corn Meal
  • 1/2 cup Round Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 14.75 oz. Cream Corn (1 can of cream corn.)
  • 14.75 oz. Whole Sweet Corn (1 can of sweet corn and Do not Drain.)


  • Pour the corn, cream corn, and Kool-Aid in the bucket. Mix well.
  • Pour chow, corn meal, bread crumbs, and sugar in to bucket. Mix well.
  • Cover with lid, allow time to swell.


Depending on the weather this bait can take 30 min to 2 hours to be ready to use.
Hot day it will swell faster. Cold days it may take it longer.   This is a really nice all round fish bait for carp and catfish.  
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