First off I would like to say hello to everyone. I have been reading this forum for a few months and I must say you guys can be pretty entertaining! I have always been primarily into catfishing and this season is the first time I have actually targeted carp. I have a question that I'm sure some of you can answer. 1. I use 4/0 size Gamagatzu hooks. I have been getting a lot of bites on a homemade dough and have landed a few very nice fish. The problem is I miss about 85% of the hits that I get. Are my hooks too big? Carp seem to like to nibble mostly. Should I wait till my pole nearly gets dragged in the water? 2. I am planning to fish Alum Creek this weekend. Are there any good spots (if they are not secret!) that someone is willing to share for carp fishing? I tried a couple of weeks ago and did not fare too well. I appreciate any input and look forward to chatting with you guys.