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Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by dano40, May 23, 2007.
Can you use circle hooks to catch carp?
I tried circles last summer and could not get a hook up, switched to standard hooks and they worked fine
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
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
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.
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.
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: