I know you a college guy so I am not sure what you can afford, but I would up the amount of bait you throw in. When Matt was down he I probably threw in over 150 lbs of bait in 3 days. Maize, range cubes, boilies, crack corn, and grits balls. We throw in 500lbs of bait over a week until we get fish in and then throw a 5 gallon bucket of maize in every day or so thereafter.
WOW - that is a lot of corn. What are you thoughts on over baiting a swim? I have been setting up a spot nearby (to me) and dumped maybe 10 gallons over a week period (every other day) the spot did not work out that well yielding only a few carp each day I fished it.
Should I increase the amount of bait dramatically?