Sweetcorn has to be the best bait for bream! This incredible hookbait is excellent for a variety of coarse fish, including bream. Bream will discover any swim that contains sweetcorn and eat up every grain until there is nothing left, whether you put it in your groundbait, loosefeed it, or use it on the hook.
Bream are very greedy predators that will eat anything that isn't nailed down! Groundbait is usually made up of cornmeal, wheat flour, or some other form of cereal grain. The bream will find any open area within swimming distance of their home lake or river and begin eating everything in sight. As they eat they dig deeper and deeper into the ground looking for more food! When they find something tasty they will keep eating even after they are full because they know if they don't eat now they will never eat again so they might as well get as much out of this meal as possible.
The most important thing when using groundbait is to make sure there is always some leftover. If not then the bream are going to move on which will leave your groundbait exposed and make it worthless. Always remember that bream are very efficient predators that can clean out an entire lake or pond with hardly any effort at all so don't overfish them or they will disappear forever.
There are many different varieties of bait available today but sweetcorn is by far the best choice for catching bream.
Bream will accept most baits, including Dough Mix, Pillies, Prawns, Whitebait, Pipis, Worms, Yabbies, and my personal favorites, Mullet gut with onion and Mullet Fillet. The bait used in estuaries may differ slightly from that used in open water locations. Generally, though, if you can find fish then they will eat your bait.
The type of lure or jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, wobblers, flash baits, streamers, and teasers that work best for bass will work just as well for bream. The main difference between the two species is that bass tend to be more active predators that search out food constantly, while bream are more passive consumers of food that come looking for it. Either way, though, attract them with something that moves!
Bream can be caught using a variety of techniques, but mostly using spinners, jigs, and worms. You can also try casting topwater lures such as poppers, buzzbaits, and sliders into deep holes or eddies where bream like to hide. Last, but not least, there's always live bait fishing. This is done by placing some small fish such as fryers or leeches in an area where there are likely to be bream. The live prey is manipulated by hand until it is within striking distance, at which point it is released into the water to be eaten by the bream.
The simplest approach to attract bream is to lay bait, or "chum," in the water to attract feeding fish. "Chumming" for bream is an old rural fishing technique that has been around for approximately as long as Floridians have used cane poles and earthworms. Today, chum consists of pieces of meat (usually pork) or other edible substances that are thrown into bodies of water as a lure for game fish. The theory is that hungry fish will eat anything so long as it isn't too rotten.
Bream are most active at dawn and dusk, so consider setting your alarm early if you want to catch some fish before it gets light out. And don't forget to take your baitfish swimming! Bait schools often form near structure or underwater vegetation where they can hide from predators while searching for food. Fish find these schools by smelling or tasting something unique about the water, then follow the smell or taste to find their next meal.
Bream are very efficient predators; they won't waste energy chasing after prey that can't be caught. Therefore, if you put food out for them, better be sure there's enough for all of them! You should also clean your catch, preferably with the help of a friend, because this helps prevent illness by removing hooks and other foreign objects that could have become embedded in the flesh.