cut up carp

Discussion in 'Fishing Bait Review' started by SRWELDON, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. SRWELDON

    SRWELDON New Member

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    anyone ever use chunks of carp for bait i've used it before and had good luck with it:big_smile:
     
  2. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Carp, shad, skipjack-they're all good baits and all will catch catfish.
     

  3. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    I love catching 4 and 5lb carp. I like the battle on light equipment. I also like to cut a 3 inch by 4 inch chunk and catch a good Flattie with it.
     
  4. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    There's plenty of carp around here but I have never been able to catch one. I think that I may start targetting them for bait.
     
  5. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    Flatheads have loved every cut bait I've ever used. But I've found that they are more likely to strike at something that is found in thier environment. So, if you are fishing where there are no carp, using carp as cut bait, they may not be as likely to go for it.

    What I do is baitfish in the same body of water that I am going to be catfishing in.

    Finally, a good use for carp!
     
  6. D_Weezy

    D_Weezy Active Member

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    Cut carp is one of the best baits for channel catfish. All you need to do is, scale and fillet it. Leave that skin on. The skin is tough as leather. You can cast a fresh piece as hard as you can, and it will not come off. Great bait!
     
  7. catfish_clayton

    catfish_clayton New Member

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    Ive caught some big flatties on fresh cut carp, but Ive also caught alot of big flatties on about every fresh cutbait ive thrown.
     
  8. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I have tried cut carp many times, never found a taker.
     
  9. SRWELDON

    SRWELDON New Member

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    thanks for the info
     
  10. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Never had much luck on cut carp for flatheads, but it is great for channels. Asian carp are a huge problem around here. They make a great cut bait since they are so oily.
     
  11. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    That's been my experience, too, and I don't understand it.:confused2:

    Kinda fun, tossing a cast net over a 5# carp in 6" of water, though.:smile2:
     
  12. strohcephus

    strohcephus New Member

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    As very well stated already, if carp are native to the body of water you are fishing, then it is one of BEST baits for channels; flatties...not so much. But surely worth a try, you will not be disappointed.

    I agree with scaling first then filleting, I have caught numerous fish on one strip before literally having to tear it off the hook.

    Larry
     
  13. squirrel

    squirrel New Member

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    used cut carp in utha worked great
     
  14. justfishn

    justfishn New Member

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    cut carp works great in central ohio for channels and the best part is you can fish all day on 1-5 pound carp cut into 2 inch squares.
     
  15. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    mariofish welcome to boc good tips in boc lib:wink:
     
  16. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    i like that back ground is that a boat in the back of you:smile2:
     
  17. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    welcome to boc:cool2:
     
  18. riv56

    riv56 New Member

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    I like to use whole carp but its tough to catch a small one around a foot long do guys think cut into strips works just as good for flat heads?
     
  19. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    In my river, you can't see a foot into the water. In a tailrace how do they know if it is live or memorex.... er cut?

    Upshot is They use all senses the biggest being taste/smell with taste buds all over their body. I like cut bait.