Carp vegitarians??

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by riverfishing, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. riverfishing

    riverfishing New Member

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    i heard alot that carp bite mostly on corn..... and i hear that they are vegitarians..... is it true?? do they bite on anything else??
     
  2. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    I nomally catch em on worms but not while "targeting" them though.
     

  3. fishinpals

    fishinpals New Member

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    Used to catch a lot of them on minnows when fishing for cats below dam at Bernadotte (Spoon River)
     
  4. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    There are a lot of oatmeal and corn meal recipes used to catch carp. In some places you can snag are bowhunt for them also
     
  5. thomcat

    thomcat New Member

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    thats what i always caught them on... for real though they will bite on anything, but mostly corn......
     
  6. savage308

    savage308 New Member

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    My grandpa used to take me carp fishing and he'd bring along a box of wheaties and some strawberry pop. Put the wheaties in a ziplock bag at home and take out the air. Then take the rolling pin and roll until it's the consistancy of cornmeal (only takes a minute) put it in a bowl and add a lil strawberry pop (don't put in too much at first you can always add more). Mix until you get the cosistancy that you can make doughballs with it. If you do put in too much pop you can add more wheaties to thicken back up. Put it on a treble hook and fish it on the bottom..... Hope this helps it's worked for years and years.
     
  7. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Common carp are omniverous, they'll eat both vegatable and animal matter. Insects and small fish make up a good part of their diet. The also eat vegatative matter. Grass carp appear to prefer a vegatarian diet, though.
     
  8. noeran

    noeran New Member

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    I've know them to eat rice, grits and oaks.
     
  9. Overkil

    Overkil New Member

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    corn has been pretty consistent for me....
     
  10. GilbertBassRookie

    GilbertBassRookie New Member

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    I've had good luck with corn, but I'm anxious to try the wheaties and pop idea!
     
  11. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Carp are not vegetarians. I have caught a good many on nightcrawlers and a few on minnows!
     
  12. Big Merc

    Big Merc New Member

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    If I'm not mistaken, Grass Carp are vegetarians...I believe they are used to control the algae population, etc...Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  13. MR SANDMAN 800

    MR SANDMAN 800 New Member

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    Yea..I caught a common carp on a jig once while fishing for crappie..Grass carp are vegitarians Michael...snagged two in my life...one BIG one took me down to the bottom of the pond and just laid there..had to snap my lie because I couldn't even move him...and it was 6lb test :)...the hook came out on the other..both jumped when I was fighting them...what a sight!
     
  14. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    To answer your question once again,Ian lol
    Common Carp are Not vegetarians. My all time favorite bait is crawdad tail meat, they cant resist it.:big_smile:
     
  15. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    The word for today is omnivivorous meaning:

    om·niv·o·rous Pronunciation (m-nvr-s)
    adj.
    1. Eating both animal and vegetable foods.
    2. Taking in everything available, as with the mind: an omnivorous reader.
    [From Latin omnivorus : omni-, omni- + -vorus, -vorous.]

    It applies to carp. The second meaning applies to me.