Carp Help

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by Wallbass, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Wallbass

    Wallbass New Member

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    Its been years since I fished for Carp. Mom used a #10 or#8 hook with Wheaties about the size of a dime. I fish for Cats and do well but should I use the same Med/Hev action and circle hooks on them? What size line Spinning or Bait caster ECT.? Thanks Jeff :confused2::smile2:
     
  2. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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  3. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    I've got a medium action spinning set up with 20lb test on it when I'm going after big carp. I've never tried circle hooks when carp fishing, I usually use a #2 or a 1/0 hook with a wheaty ball the diameter or a quarter. Completely cover the bottom half of the hook with the wheaty ball and kind of mold it around the hook, that will help keep it on there if fishing current. I also sometimes fish for carp in ponds using my light spinning tackle and 6lb test...that's also a lot of fun. I've caught them up to 16lbs on my 6lb test.
     
  4. FishyFilly

    FishyFilly New Member

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    carp are simple it just takes patience, some split shots or a fish finder rig with an egg sinker. #6 hook and some sweet corn. Throw some corn near your hook and your all set.
     
  5. ChannelCatBen

    ChannelCatBen New Member

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    I use a #6 or #8 octopus hook, sometimes I go bigger, depending on the size of the fish I'm seeing. I try to use as little weight as I can get away with, and bait with sweet corn. Wheaties work pretty good, too, as does oatmeal.

    I have two rods that I use for carpin'. One's a 6' ultralight with 6# mono, the other is a 7' medium heavy with 20# braid. The big rod is mostly for bigger fish in snaggy water, or places where I have to cast a mile. The ultralight is for fun.

    Hooking into a good carp on an ultralight is a battle you won't soon forget.
     
  6. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    i use mainly ultralights for carp, with 6# an-40. it's a blast, but i would suggest turning the drag down a bit. i use #12 trout trebles and no weight. the reason for the treble is that i use carp for bait- they are not getting released! i use biscuit dough for bait and tear them up all year long.