Many times I have found myself at the river long before dawn and out of the bait I brought but not quite ready to pack it up. I've read on here that cut carp is good bait. I can catch carp with little effort or time 24/7. I know the scioto river is so thick with them that me cutting one up cant possibly hurt the population but for some reason I dont feel right about it. The average carp is around 6 or 7 lbs. I would feel bad about cutting up a 7 lb fish to end up getting no hits on it. So... how good of a bait is it? Should I feel bad about cutting one up? Should I slice and dice or call it a night? What part of the carp makes the best bait? Anyone who uses cut carp as catfish bait please respond, any feedback is appreciated.