Fishing Carp in the summer

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by FlatGetter, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. FlatGetter

    FlatGetter New Member

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    Last summer every time I went out channel cat fishing Ill be on the steep cut banks and there are carp everywhere sucking skum off brush piles. I've dropped nightcrawlers, and different kinds of carp doughballs right in front of their face. They dont seem interested. They will much rather suck scum.
     
  2. Ol Whiskers

    Ol Whiskers New Member

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    FlatGetter

    Try floating a piece of white bread over them on a light aberdeen hook. They might run you into the brush pile, but you'll have some fun.

    Dennis
     

  3. ScottWiseman

    ScottWiseman New Member

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    Or try floting a marshmallow or a single piece of sweetcorn. They love particles and that is why you see them "sucking scum".
     
  4. HOPPY4

    HOPPY4 New Member

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    FlatGetter, The next time you go, take a can of Sweet Kernal corn and toss about half or if you buy 2, a whole can out into the water. Wait about 30 minutes and then use a hook baited with a couple of kernals or a Hair Rig with the corn on the hair. The fish will take the corn and this will be one of the fierces strikes you have seen. Make sure that your rod is anchored down and your bail is open or you may loose it. This may be the beginning of a New age of fishing for you as your time will be occupied with cats and carp. JMHO!!

    HOPPY4
     
  5. ibohunter

    ibohunter New Member

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    a take a slingshot and shoot a can of corn out at nite for chum, and then fish the next day with some dough bait
     
  6. BigCatSteve

    BigCatSteve New Member

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    i would agree with the sweet corn,they eat it up
     
  7. JMarrs328

    JMarrs328 New Member

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    Cans of sweet corn is the way to go. Use small hooks and 8-12lb. test and let 'em run!!!
     
  8. chesapeakecarper

    chesapeakecarper New Member

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    Frustrating as heck when they turn up their nose at baits isn't it?:sad: What fish deosn't like nightcrawlers? :confused: But maybe think now...there's something in that scum thats got them so preoccupied? Carp really like aquatic invertebrates, aquatic and terrestrial insects, snails, mussels...all the kinds of stuff that hangs around in algae and scum and I'd bet the carp were feasting on 'em. Along with some of the other good ideas here maybe try a sinking fly, nymph or other natural critter...minnow or cray that may also hang around the brush for protection. For something way out there maybe try a wad of stringy algae draped/wrapped over a hook and dropped down there...the carp, picking at greenery may just suck in the algae for some little critters before it'd blow it out.
     
  9. vinny

    vinny New Member

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    are you using a hair rig that is raped in the food they are eating they will not feel the hook till it is to late when they do blow it out they get hooked you got to sneek up on them go veary slow they spook eazy good luck
     
  10. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    I've always kind of noticed that if you can see the carp, they can see you, they are a very easily spooked fish. So try fishing about 20 feet down from where you've seen them at and floating some corn, bread, or wheatys balls right through their haunt. And if there's not too much current, use little or no weight with your bait as to not spook them with the loud sound hitting the water. And remember, HOLD ON TO THAT POLE when you set into one! lol