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what is the best bait/tactic to use to catch a single big carp that is owning my creek???

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  • what is the best bait/tactic to use to catch a single big carp that is owning my creek???

    what is the best bait/tactic to use to catch a single big carp that is owning my creek???

  • #2
    a bow and with a fish arrow and reel

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    • #3
      Or a spear.

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      • #4
        If it's a grass-carp then use a weapon, you'll waste hours trying to "catch" him. Try "chummin'". Get some cheap white-bread, break it into pieces and mash it into balls. Throw some handfulls of it out. Might take a time or two, but eventually he'll find it, and most likely love it. Now, get yourself a small treble hook, and mash some bread around it. Throw out some "chum", and your "hooked chum", and hold on! I don't "fish" for carp, but when the fishing's slow @ the boat dock, I've done this before out of boredom and hooked several. Have stout tackle though, a big carp will snap 10 lb. mono like string cheese, as I've personally found out. Good luck. I'm curious to know how the carp is "owning" your creek?

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        • #5
          Jbird,
          well he is not really owning it but he seems to be the big guy on campus. see, there are fallfish down there and i always get excited when i see them because they used to be the biggest fish i c down there. but when i was fishin for carppies in my creek i looked to my left to see a HUGE fish. at first it looked like a oversized goldfish but it was a big carp. so i tried, got a bite, got excited, and failed at the hookset. thanks guys im trying all of this today. i have a fish spear and plenty of bread. if i catch him i will be sure to post pix.

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          • #6
            Shoot him with your bow

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            • #7
              Sounds like some good bowfishing.

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              • #8
                if he's a common carp, throw some canned corn out as chum and then bait up a big hook all the way to the eye with more corn (the big strong chunky pieces)and hang on tight!!

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