Catching carp in Kentucky

Discussion in 'LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK' started by blindfly69, May 13, 2006.

  1. blindfly69

    blindfly69 New Member

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    not heard about many people catchin carp anymore. do any ya'll go? and if so where at? cuz i wouldnt mind tanglin with some
     
  2. LarryE

    LarryE New Member

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    me and Flathead_ky caught one each today in Pikeville at the city pond.
     

  3. JDM2007

    JDM2007 New Member

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    I caught some last year around 25-30# nice fight.
     
  4. Cat King

    Cat King New Member

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    try going to caverun lake ive hook into some nice carps there in the 25- 30 range
     
  5. cornbreadnky

    cornbreadnky New Member

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    i go to alot of farm ponds to find carp---i use field corn placed in a bucket with warm water -- place a screen over the top and let it sit in the sun for about a week-- keep water in to cover the corn---when it soures i throw out some where im fishing the bait up with the corn on a good hook with no sinker --- i let them run for a bit the put the bill dance set on them
    ( pull off there lips ) lol had alot of great luck with this bait!!!!
    hope you have the same -let me know how you do...be safe
     
  6. riverratmatt

    riverratmatt New Member

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    i caught some about 2 days ago in my cast net for bait. here in harlan you see a lot more of the bait sized carp. but if ou look in the right places you can find some 20-30 lb carp
     
  7. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC, Matt. Vern
     
  8. Katwrangler

    Katwrangler New Member

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    Man, of late I can't even get "them" to bite!!
    Have to use my "new"bait..soon as I find the blasting caps!!
     
  9. cornbreadnky

    cornbreadnky New Member

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    You go Rich -- I know you can find them old carp--- by the way we need to get together soon and go try our luck... later bob
     
  10. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    When I want to play with carp I go to dewey lake spillway. Its full of them in a relatively small area.
     
  11. snagger93

    snagger93 New Member

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    try laurel lake by the keavy dam mostly 15-20 have seen up to 43 and one guy caugt a 50lb flathead and if you go above the dam it's been closed off for years can catch 20-30 bass a day as many as 100 crappie right now you can catch up to 30 catfish a day to
     
  12. LarryE

    LarryE New Member

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    caught my biggest to date 12lbs out of the levisa fork of the big sandy saturday evening on corn powerbait.. best fight of my life.. caught him on a tiger spinning combo
     
  13. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Ive caught about 5 carp this year at Yatesville Lake, there fun to catch my line took off and my pole bent double I thought I had a catfish on the pole till i got it close to the bank where I could see it was a 10 pound carp.
     
  14. r_p_narramore

    r_p_narramore New Member

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    I used to catch a bunch at Carr Fork lake. The other day I was fishing below Fishtrap Dam and saw a guy get his pole pulled in the river. Somehow he caught the rod with his other pole when he reeled in. He then proceeded to reel in the rod which got pulled in and it still had the big carp on it. It was pretty funny to watch.
     
  15. wishiwasfishin

    wishiwasfishin New Member

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    barren river lake.go to some of the creeks that feed it.they are packed.