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Every summer i go fishing up state. There is this shallow river filled with fish there. I caught some nice smallmouths there. I also fish for carp and when i was casting my rapala crank bait i saw a school of 5 big common carp. So the next day i made dought balls with corn starch, flour, peantbutter and sugar. I went to the river and started prebaiting the area. Stood there and not even a bite. Its so shallow that u can see the carp swimming around the area. So i tried some nightcrawlers and finally got a bite. About 4 minutes later i caught a 13 pound carp.I stood there 2 hours more and nothing. the next day i caught nothing too. Would somenone please tell me what am i doing wrong in this shallow river. THANKS

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A loaf of wonderbread.

four-pound test line.

A tiny hook like the size fly fishermen use to tie nymphs.

No leader, no weight, no bobber.

Ultra-light rod & reel.

Plenty of pre-bait in the water.

A stealth approach.

Early morning or late afternoon.

-Put these pieces together and I guarantee you will have a blast.

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Hallo guys,
Introducing myself from across the big salty pond, with carp along with many other fish, pre-baiting is the best way to get a result.Hemp-seed is a fantastic attractor ( if it's legal over there that is!), along with maize,mashed bread,maggots and casters (outstanding), chopped worms,fish-feed pellets
A basic rule is bait up every evening for 2 or 3 weeks..this creates a totally new and regular food source and you will attract all species..the activities of the tiddlers will attract the carp who will then bully the others out and adopt the spot as their own.
I know this sounds excessive but the more time and effort spent will only bring more benefit.
Observation will pay massive dividends.first you must locate your quarry!This cannot be stressed highly enough.
I'll stop here as my food is readybut you can private me if you want more details .....good luck!
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