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will big carp ever take a lure of any kind ?

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Scalawag

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 posted 09/14/2003 07:00 PM  

thanks


Alan
 
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 posted 09/14/2003 07:12 PM  

I have caught a few carp accidently on lures. However they were far and few between. The largest was about 5 pounds. Each time it happened it was on a small Sidewinder or Kastmaster. I also once hooked a large carp on a live minnow. I was using very light tackle and was unable to stop the fish.
 
Scalawag

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 posted 09/14/2003 07:18 PM  

I normally leave big carp alone, there's some in the local ponds that you can see finning

but last week I threw a hula popper near him & he wasnt tinerested, then tryed a crankbait & he splashed & dove out of the way, it was kinda funny. It seems they will eat small shiners or minnows & i'll try a small sidewinder snapper type tin I have next time, thans for the info.


Alan
 
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 posted 09/15/2003 10:20 AM  

carp on lures....

I have caught a few carp on lures. One was even on a topwater plug, but nothing of any size.

As carp grow they become intelligent, weary,and hard to approach.

True they will take a minnow, but mostly dead ones.

If you are seeing fish finning on the surface thats a good sign. A really good sign if its in the evening hours. That means they are feeding.

Do people feed the ducks bread at the lake where you see them ?

If you only want to target these monsters of the lake with a lure i would recomend a 1 inch platic paddle-tail grub on a 1/16 ounce jig head.

Work it very slowly on the bottom.

If a carp even bumps your line, as its swimming it will be gone and most likely spook the whole school of fish that are with it...They have great eye sight also...

If you want to use bait,well that another story.....


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Brown Trout

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 posted 09/15/2003 11:20 AM  

I second the small jig if you want a shot at carp on lures. To tip the scales in your favor even more you should soak the jig bodies in vanilla extract.
 
craigkoproski


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 posted 09/15/2003 12:06 PM  

If you flyfish I would suggest

a nice slow retrieve with an olive color wolly bugger. I have caught carp on them before and when they smack it you will have a hell of a fight on your hands especially with a fly rod.


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Scalawag

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 posted 09/15/2003 02:34 PM  

Holy wolly buggers , thanks for the feedback..

No I've never flyfished but maybe now's the time to learn, always wanted to
& I'm going to try the small grub jigs too.
Flukerr, no I dont see many people feeding the ducks too often anymore, there's signs all over threating jail time for feeding ducks, strange but true LOL..


Alan
 
DR FISH

Joined: 10/29/2001
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Location: Brightwaters, NY.
 posted 09/15/2003 03:19 PM  

CARP ON A LURE

My little brothers used to fish the Brightwaters lakes for carp with a floating Rapala. They would squeeze some bread on the hooks and cast the lure out and wait. Sooner or later the reel would start to sing when the BIG carp grabbed the bread. They would set the hook themselves. Also one time while fishing at Belmont lake, my buddy (who was throwing a Jitterbug) hooked into a MONSTER which spooled his reel almost as fast as a Tuna!!! We never got to get a real good look at the fish but it was BIG!!!

DR FISH


Tight Lines !!!!

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mesinger

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 posted 09/15/2003 08:00 PM  

its so easy

use small streamers sinking line in spring when they are shallow suckers and carp suck im up


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Scalawag

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 posted 09/15/2003 08:42 PM  

Mesinger, what does that mean ?

" small streamers sinking line " ?
thanks


Alan
 
mesinger

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 posted 09/15/2003 09:57 PM  

sinking not floating fly line

carry extra spool with sinking fly line wet flies nymphs and small streamers or use a split shot 5 weight cortlandt weight foward sinking line most use dry line floating and cant get to bottom where suckers and carp areworks real good in croton river if you look with polarized glasses you can see them on the bottom sitting there throw upstream and try to drag it right by there noses got a 11 pound carp on a black steamer once have caught way big browns that way too


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mesinger

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 posted 09/15/2003 09:59 PM  

opps silly me

fly fishing scaliwag


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Scalawag

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 posted 09/16/2003 08:21 AM  

i get it

thanks


Alan
 
Fishnfreak

Joined: 06/10/2003
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Location: Moriches, NY
 posted 09/16/2003 11:52 AM  

Hey Dr. Fish!!

Did they call the cops on your brothers?? Everytime we fished Brightwater's lakes as kids the people that lived on the lake would call the police to chase us away
 
Scalawag

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 posted 09/17/2003 09:39 PM  

those Brightwaters folk mustve figured you were Bay Shore riff raff !

LOL, interesting little town over there!


Alan
 
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