Carp

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by MattTheFlatCatKid, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Wildcats789

    Wildcats789 Active Member

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    Brian
    Awesome fish, congrats!
     
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  2. twaskom

    twaskom Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

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    Jacob,,,,exactly where did you say this spot was???/. haha

    Great fish.
     

  3. cat seeker 374

    cat seeker 374 Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha thanks! One of the best sessions I have had. Definitely gave me and my 10 foot 3.00lbs rods a work out.
     
  4. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Very nice Jacob, very nice indeed.

    ...W
     
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  5. twaskom

    twaskom Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

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    I am a little curious about your new spot. Don't want to know where it is and it wouldn't help me anyway since I am a good ways south. But do you see others fishing that area or does it seem to be just you fishing it. It sure seems to have some nice carp in it so we will be expecting more.

    tight lines
     
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  6. cat seeker 374

    cat seeker 374 Well-Known Member

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    I proded the locals a but more this time, the spot I mainly fish is the obvious spot for carp (features, bay like, wind sheltered... if you showed any carper worth their salt the general area on a map they would pick the exact spot im always fishing. ) one guy I talked to says he sees 2 to 3 carpers every 2 weeks to a month and that 24-48 hour sessions are not rare. A nice little spot that a few people know of and take care of it seems. I have got very lucky with the average size of my fish. Most of the time one would need to weed through alot of high teens and low 20s to get a high 20 and 30s can take years to get but i have had a 27,28, 3 29s, and a 35. Awesome spot when they are on the feed. Should note I had a 17 hour period with not so much as a nibble before the flurry of action however. I did a 23h session and only had fish in the area for 6 hours of it.
     
  7. twaskom

    twaskom Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

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    Well I am glad putting in the time is paying off for you. The pictures are great.
     
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  8. BCT

    BCT Active Member

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    Chris
    No kidding, you are on fire!! Glad to see someone is catching big carp.

    This is encouraging for me. I been trying to get this one carp that looks very big to us (or maybe there are several of them at this size, I dunno). We have seen it on several occasion swimming near the surface in the morning. My son said it is a whale lol
     
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  9. cat seeker 374

    cat seeker 374 Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried prebaiting the spot? Makes a huge difference! I didn't with this one but whenever I try for grass carp I always do. It can be the difference between a complete fail or a success. I like to use boiled feed corn when prebaiting personally
     
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