I sure wouldn't mind a fish that size. In fact the first carp I caught was on a french fry. Second one was a blast because I was trying to catch him for an hour and finally got him. The only fish I can't stand are the Asian silver carp. They've invaded some rivers around here and are a real problem.
You know what they say- A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work. Unless you get hit by lightning, bit by a snake, or bombarded with boats and noisy vacationers.
Wow, catching that carp on 12# line would be amazing!
someone doesn't like roostertails?...that is one of my favs, next to thomas buoyant and mepps...
Dough balls with either anise, vanilla or strawberry.
IIRC strawberry jello mix in the dough balls worked a treat.
Some chum with corn, bread or dog biscuits.
The carp flyfishers tie bread flies
Even I , not at all a fisherman , have an Ugly Stick !!
I've heard that Eagle Claw hooks are now made in China and the eyes are not closed !! Another sad "made in China " story . Some of is ok but much of it isn't.
Alot of the value priced hooks are made in China....I just spent over $100 buy 23 brand new boxes of old hooks off Ebay from a guy that bought out an old sporting goods store. The hooks are all USA made, and in the boxes brand new from the 60s to 70s. Lots of memories for me going to the tackel store with my Dad, and enough hooks to last a life time....
i think my favorite cheap good gear is an ugly stick rod and any non walmart cheaper Abu or Shimano spin reel.
I have enough hooks to last for years. Ill find them on clearance and buy them all. I have a hundred gammy octopus hooks that I use for carp and channels. Lots of texas rig hooks.One of my favorites is a heavy wire Eagle Claws that I paid a quarter a pack for. I get good stuff cheap. Even my Curados and Quantums 1310s were purchased for a fraction of their original cost. I have not been able to find rods that cheap though and have to buy them at retail . I have bought lots of great lures at second hand stores and flea markets. Some of the old crankbaits , I believe, will get as many bites or more as todays high dollar lures. Old wood Rapala Fat Raps and Bagleys I have picked up for as low as 50 cents and do they catch fish .
I have lures from the 70s my Dad got me as a teen, and they do work well when I use a lure! I think the fish have not seen them in use , so they are "new" to them, and with all the catch and release fishing where I fish, that makes a big difference!
ok, i will do some of the baiting suggestions...damm, i want to go carp fishing now! no limit and i can help "clean" the lake LOL!
I fish for carp often. Caught several yesterday afternoon and lmao at my cousin for having inadequate equipment , he couldnt land one , they kept breaking him off.
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