Carp Fishing Almost Every Day (2008)
Posted 28 June 2008 - 10:09 PM
Posted 29 June 2008 - 01:49 AM
Posted 29 June 2008 - 09:03 AM
2 carp in just under an hour. I caught the 2nd carp and immediatly left. I will not waste any more time with C&D carp, both fish were around 10lbs and fought equivalent to what a 14" trout would fight on 30lb braid, a GL2 and stradic 4000, both were within grabbing distance in less than 15 seconds... I cant understand why these fish dont fight, but it sure is boring as shit to catch them. Plus you gotta set the hook on them right away, they dont pick up the bait and run like Im used to, a bite alarm is pretty much useless. Every carp Ive caught down here has had virtually no fight whatsoever, they just come up to the bank with a couple head movements along the way... its like they dont know how to rip drag.
I have no idea where you were fishing but when I see this it is usually a lack of oxygen in the water or post spawn.
Posted 29 June 2008 - 10:28 AM
Hey Mr. Catfisherman, Tan, I was also catching nice blue cats on a pineapple pop up boilie that was zig rigged 6ft off the bottom. No pics though. Maybe a new technique for you to try. I had a small flathead as well.
Posted 29 June 2008 - 12:04 PM
Interesting report Chris. The only time I've experienced lack of fight are in the conditions that Ken has already mentioned and also in the winter when water temp is below 50 degrees. Without the fight, I agree it would be very boring fishing for carp.
Posted 29 June 2008 - 01:08 PM
Chris, with carp fishing there is no hookset needed. duh.
come down to delaware and dont set the hook when you get a bite, see how many carp you catch. I had 3 bites where the rod tip started bouncing, I did not set the hook. The last 2 bites I had I was holding the rod and set the hook on them, and went 2 for 2. Thats part of the reason I left after releasing the 2nd fish, its stupid on the C&D. Im only fishing about 6' of water... the canal itself is around 40' deep, thats probably where the big ones are but theres no effective way to chum with a constant tide ripping.
How do you fish? What is your rig like? Fish method out further and replace often. You should be able to catch in deeper water then. IMO.
Posted 29 June 2008 - 01:11 PM
KG beautiful Carp you have... I was catching a few channel cats using a pineapple boilie (they eat everything) myself in the Delaware earlier in the year..It wont surprise me that a blue will take them..
Cats will take most fruit flavored boilies. A zig rig allows you to fish bait off the bottom. My pop up was hanging about 6-7 ft off the bottom. That is what suprised me when they took the boilie from this position in the water.
Posted 29 June 2008 - 01:26 PM
Posted 29 June 2008 - 01:45 PM
If I had the time,and the gas prices weren't too high, I'd fish more in DE.
Think of the future.
Posted 29 June 2008 - 01:53 PM
I use a hair rig to swivel to sinker slide and 2ounce weight. I have used hair rigs for a few years but never gave in to bolt rigs, I seem to have good success with sinker slides, why fix what aint broke, ya know? I really cant see any logical way to chum without buying some techincal carp gear online, unless chumming slower shallower water out of the main channel, where as I said, its around 30-45' deep with a strong current. Ive casted a 4 ounce weight+bluegill out into the canal and by the time it hits the bottom it is 40 yards downtide of where I casted. It would be nice if I ran into a fisherman down here that knew how to catch big carp who I could learn off of, I know theres some monsters down there, the canal is so wide and deep, and connects two bodies of water which both hold populations of trophy carp. Theres gotta be a way to catch the 20s+ out of there, if not 30s, I should try scouting out new spots in deep water with some sort of current obstructions... or I could fish lums pond, apparently some big carp in there although the only ones Ive caught have been in the 2-5lb range. I think the spot Ive been baiting/fishing will be good in the colder months when the fish are looking for warmer water.
I can see why you set the hook using a running rig. I would recommend the bolt rig for where you fish. You don't need to fish in that deep water. Look for slower moving pools to fish and bait. If you bait areas closer to where you can reach the fish will fisnd the bait. Just stay at it. What are you baiting with and how much are you putting in?
Posted 29 June 2008 - 02:37 PM
Posted 29 June 2008 - 04:27 PM
Posted 29 June 2008 - 11:55 PM
then I caught this =) along with a couple others slightly smaller, also got a 10" channel cat.
at least I broke the ice, I have fished the canal about 6 times and caught 1-3 fish each time, not been skunked yet, so its not SO bad, just gotta search out the bigger fish. also saw deer, about a hundred rabbits, a fox, osprey, raccoon, and some sort of weasel... looked like a white squirrel whatever it was, I almost nailed it as I was driving home.
Posted 30 June 2008 - 07:29 AM
You have been hanging with Louis to much when it comes to playing with nature. I hate snakes. Nice fish and stay at it.
From what I hear about you, you'll find the big ones. One thing I notice here is that after the spawn it has taken the big females awhile to come out and feed again. I think they are feeding but on high protein stuff to but weight back on. In my opinion now is a good time to try crawdads as a hook bait. The only problem is that you might find a ton on cats as well.
Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:18 AM
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