Grass carp baits?

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by Blakemo, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Blakemo

    Blakemo New Member

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    What baits are good for catching grass carp? the olnly hting of cought them on is bread balls.
     
  2. Angus1340

    Angus1340 New Member

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    I've heard that green beans will work but i've never tried.
     

  3. dano40

    dano40 New Member

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    Try cherry tomatoes they work very well.
     
  4. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    bread bread bread bread.... use bread:wink:
    chum the water with it, ball it up on your hook and when they start eating bread off the top... cast your bread ball right in front of them.... none fail method.
     
  5. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    some folks I know are very good at catching grass carp... They use spinach
     
  6. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    my father in law has caught some big ones 30+ pounds on shrimp.
     
  7. iluvcatfishin

    iluvcatfishin New Member

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    Great thread with great info. I was wondering the same thing. The local sportsmans club has alot of huge grass carp in it. Would love to catch some for the fun of it, then release them. Im going to try the bread and the spinach.
     
  8. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    How do you hook a cherry tomato?
    ~A
     
  9. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    man those things fight like a nut.... I have a dozen in my 3 acre pond and when I mistakenly hook into one OMG what a fight!!!!:crazy:.... and I've tangled with 40lb+ flatheads in river current so I KNOW how to measure a battle... those bad boyz don't play! LOL.... but they will wear themself out nearly to the death if you play them out and don't "horse" them quickly to the bank..... here they have to be hi breds and they're expensive, so I don't catch them on purpose
     
  10. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    through the lips:wink:
     
  11. NewMexicoCatfisher

    NewMexicoCatfisher New Member

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    I use broccoli, corn, & spinach. Never caught a big grass carp, none over 10lbs
     
  12. Bream baiter

    Bream baiter New Member

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    I threw some bread in a pond with lots of grass carp and they completely ignored it.
     
  13. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    really? thats odd, maybe bad timing? in my lake they'll tear bread up... maybe they want alittle peanut butter and jelly on it:confused2:
     
  14. Bossofbeefbowl

    Bossofbeefbowl New Member

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    I've heard bread most commonly works.Also I knew a guy who used fresh cut grass clippings to catch them.I'm guessing the smell of cut grass makes it easy for them to hone in on.Never caught a grass carp myself but I usually just use sweet corn for regular carp.So I'd say you can rule out using corn for grass carp.
     
  15. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    Bread was what we used too. I think the key is chumming the area first, Then use small hooks and an fluorocarbon leader. I know the leader is a over kill for carp( unless carp is your thing) but carp are actually very skittish
     
  16. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    I'd use bread, but some dude told me cherries work well.
     
  17. Randy

    Randy New Member

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    We use to put some flour, corn meal, and oats in a baggy then use Big Red Soda for the liquid to make a dough bait. It worked good for us. I'd keep the baggy's of dry stuff in my tackle bag and the Big Red in the cooler till needed, Grand kids like Big Red too!