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Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by whiskers, Oct 11, 2005.
does anyone use carp as cutbait?
I have , Its works very good. The skin is very tough and hangs on a hook for a long time. Dont forget to scale it first.
I use the bigger ones cut in chunks let soak in chicken liver sometimes 2 or 3 days works great
thats a great sorce of bait. one fish and you have bait for the week! over the years though i have to say i prefer chubs shad or soft craws.
I would have to agree with RiverScum, but in never hurts to change things up once in a while.
I use carp because they are very oily and tough.
do you guys skin them before you put it on a hook?
I don't skin mine, I just cut into 2in X 2in chunks.
As a matter of fact I don't scale them I just take one scale off so as to get the hook through the skin. I use carp more in the winter because bait tends to be harder to catch. When its 40°F outside a castnet is not your friend anymore.
Ive heard that cutbait carp works very well ,but i couldnt tell u from my point of view because ive never tried carp for bait.Good Luck
Any of you Arkansas member know if carp can be used as bait. Our laws are funny here!!
Give Me CARP! ...Or Give Me Death! :glare:
...ok, so a little melodramatic....
Carp works as an excellent bait. Especially the small shad size ones.
Carp, is one of my favortie baits for trophy blue cats. The one in my profile pic (43 lb) was caught on carp. And I've got many others around that same weight on carp. Carp is very tough, stays on the hook great, its very oily. An overall great catfish bait, at least it is here in NC. My second favorite bait would probaly be whole white perch, hooked threw the lips witht he fins cut off. And then of course third favorite is big chunks of fresh cut gizzard shad.
Hope this helps, just read this post. Sorry for the late reply
I have tried cut carp many times, and I have never caught anything on it but turtles...But I am not much of a fisherman
have fished it several times right beside skipjack and shad. didn't catch a thing on the carp but the shad and skipjack where catching fish. will not even try it again.
Cut carp is some great bait in the heat of the summer. I like to cut there tail off then let them bleed into a bucket after there done bleeding. I'll filet them and cut that into chunks and let them soak in blood. This not only marinades the chunks of carp. It also helps keep them from drying out.
Here in Central California, I like to use them in the winter month too.