Carp on circle hooks.

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by dano40, May 23, 2007.

  1. dano40

    dano40 New Member

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    Can you use circle hooks to catch carp?
     
  2. ibohunter

    ibohunter New Member

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    I tried circles last summer and could not get a hook up, switched to standard hooks and they worked fine
     

  3. TIM HAGAN

    TIM HAGAN New Member

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    I was going to say to same thing I wouldn't think carp will do very well on circle hooks I have use J hooks and small kahle hooks and have found the kahle to get a better hook up
     
  4. Hannibal Mike

    Hannibal Mike New Member

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    The best way to catch carp is the hair rig with standard hook. Basically the bait is on a tail behind the hook about an inch. If they suck in an go to spit it out, the hook still catches the lips. Works well on cats too! Hannibal Mike
     
  5. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    I was recently using a 5/0 circle with nightcrawlers and caught a 10 and 8 pounder back-to-back this way. I say it can be done.
     
  6. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Im sure it can be done. Though, My experience has been different waters sometimes require different tactic.. I have found Lake Carp to be Much Much more timid while River Carp seem to be a whole lot more aggressive. For Lake carp, I would say no way. River carp, maybe.
     
  7. JMarrs328

    JMarrs328 New Member

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    I'd have to agree with the river carp being more aggressive, but still, i NEVER use circle hooks for carp. Just a standard #6 hook with corn is all you'll need.:cool2: