So I'm going to explain to you a proven method, soaking!

Indeed, the reasoning behind all of this is as follows:
- soak the boilies with attractants and water from the lake to prevent them from "drinking the mud"

Let me explain, a dry bait placed on the lake bed will "suck" up bad smells, change its color... making it much less attractive or even repellent.

Thanks to a prior soaking of around 48 hours you avoid this inconvenience.

You can settle for simple lake water, but it is better to take advantage of the soaking. Give the baits a boost at the same time, thanks to the different liquids available.
Let your imagination run wild

Works perfect for me every time!