carp on shad??

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by thecatman, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. thecatman

    thecatman Well-Known Member

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    howdy folks i was just a wonderin who here has caught a carp on fresh shad i thought i hooked into a nice eater cat tonight and it turned out to be a carp needless to say i was shocked anyone else ever caught a carp with fresh shad
     
  2. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    Yes off gutt one night at "THE WALL!!"(fishing hole on our damb see photo album)bout six of us bagged large carp all night and not a one cat it was wild but fun neverthe less........It cant be a normal thing is it????
     

  3. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    yeah,have caught quite a few on shad man
     
  4. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    It just happened to me about 2 weeks ago. I was pretty shocked too. He was tiny so I cut him up and used him for bait. Now the question is, who's caught carp on carp!? lol
     
  5. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    nope no carp on carp but shad on shad too:cool2:
     
  6. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    I have been catching at least one carp per outing this year on shad. I have never caught them before, but this year it is happening regularly. Last one was Saturday. Caught a 12lb carp on shad. I haven't caught them on larger cut shad, only when I use 2" whole shad. I also caught a mooneye on gizzard shad earlier in the year. Cut the mooneye up into 4 pieces and caught 4 cats about 7 lbs each.
     
  7. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    No carp but catch freshwater Drum alot.
     
  8. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Never caught a carp on shad,But I have caught quite a few on minnows while fishing for crappie.
     
  9. Ghosth

    Ghosth New Member

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    According to Wiki

    "Diet
    The common carp and its variants are omnivorous and will eat almost anything encountered. The common carp is happy to eat a vegetarian diet of water plants, but will also consume insects, crustaceans (including zooplankton), and even dead fish if the opportunity arises. "

    Obviously they were hungry & thought the cut bait was free lunch. :)
     
  10. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    i would have said no until this year. we have caught a few this year on shad one was 17 pounds. great fight, but an accidental catch kind of seems less rewarding. i use cut carp all the time, but i have never caught a carp on it. but look at it this way- i have used cut shad my whole life, and never caught carp on it till this year. one thing i have noticed is i have only caught them on small shad, like 3" in size. never caught one (yet) on chunked up bigger shad. maybe the littler shad are softer and easier for a toothless fish to eat?
     
  11. schoonie

    schoonie New Member

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    I seem to be catching alot on stinkbait lately
     
  12. FISHSKINNER

    FISHSKINNER Member

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    Mike
    Never caught one on shad but I did catch about a five pounder on a
    2-3 inch goldfish once
     
  13. mcwrestler

    mcwrestler New Member

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    I have never personally caught on carp but last New Years I know a guy who managed to catch many carp on shad when other methods slowed down. He saw that dead shad were on the bank from the winter freeze so he put them on his hook and began to haul in the carp. Something that I plan to try in the winter.
     
  14. Garrett Cope

    Garrett Cope New Member

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    Columbus Ohio
    Yeah i recently caught one while catfishing with a big hunk of shad in the spillway below Dillon Lake Dam here in Ohio.(pic below)
     

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  15. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    My dad and I were flathead fishing last year and he hooked into a 12lb carp while using a 4" sunfish for bait.
     
  16. littleman

    littleman Active Member

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    I have caught a few carp while using cut drum, gill, etc. I also catch a lot of good sized drum when I use drum for bait.
     
  17. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    carp on shrimp ,carp on eel chunks never carp on carp
     
  18. limted

    limted New Member

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    indiana
    I have caught a lot of carp on shad when shad minnows are running anything will bite them