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Couple Suggestions Please!

Discussion in 'Carp Discussions' started by OSU_Fisherman, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. OSU_Fisherman

    OSU_Fisherman Bassin' Buckeye

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    I'm sure that some of you have seen me post in other forums plenty of times and know that I'm a Bass fisherman most of the time.... crappie is basically the only other fish I have targetted to this point.

    Anyway, I moved to a new apartment complex and it has a 10 acre lake that has absolutely huge carp all over the place around dusk. I was walking the edge of the lake last night and spooked 20 different HUGE carp.

    I have seen on a couple fishing shows that carp will go after worms... but what else should I try to get after these fish? I'm nearly clueless about these fish so I'll be browsing this forum a decent amount in the coming weeks.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. corn corn and uh.....more corn

    just use a small hook and a split shot 12 in above the hook. enough to keep it on the bottom, put three or four kernals on the hook and throw a handful of corn out around your hook put down your rod and oopen the bail:B
     

  3. do you know if they are grass carp or common carp? chances are, since it is an apartment complex, they are grass carp.
     
  4. OSU_Fisherman

    OSU_Fisherman Bassin' Buckeye

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    I'm not entirely sure on that one. It was pretty dark when I was spooking them... I was just going by the presence of scales and the shape of the tail. So I could only tell the difference between Carp/Catfish.... unfortunately not common/grass.
     
  5. grass carp has its mouth in front of the head, and is steadly moveing all the time, if it is a grass carp and you catch it handle it very carefull, surppot the belly real good or you will break its back.
     
  6. Garyoutlaw77

    Garyoutlaw77 Rough Fish Ambassador

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    Congrats on the start for Carp - as most guys will tell you ..we all were Bass guys at one time ..but wanted bigger Fish or a better fight, so no shame in wanting that, your in for a good time for sure.
    If your Lake has Grass or Common Carp I would start straight off with bread as bait. You can start feeding them to frenzy & then offer your hook in a piece of crust or just mold a slice around your hook & fish open bail.

    If you have a chance come down to Deer Creek July 11-13 and your sure to get a good taste of Carp fishing with some of the Carp Anglers Group members from OGF & abroad - Gary
     
  7. OSU_Fisherman

    OSU_Fisherman Bassin' Buckeye

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    Should I be using treble hooks, worm hooks, circle hooks, or something else? If I'm using bread, I would assume treble hook just to keep it in the hook. If it was a worm or something (for catfish) I would probably use a circle type hook. What do you guys use?
     
  8. Just use a #6 or #4 baitholder type hook. If you squeeze the bread on the hook it will stay on for a while...atleast until the 'gils pick it apart. If you see them cruising under the surface, use a float to suspend the bait(doesn't need to be bread) about 6-10" under.