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try and chum the area with some corn and then cast right in the middle of it.i think it also depends on what kind of carp they are. i know of a pond that is full of {grass carp so they have been called} and i can't get them things to bite for nothing. dough baits can work really good also.
 

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cant chum or use corn. they even outlawed having shad in utah. the fish and game are great bid idiots. they say that the gizzard shad is an endangered species. there thick as flys on a bulls @ss in any body of water they are found.
well thanks for the information.
 

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What you probably need to do is go to your local costume supply house and have them rig up a female carp suit. Now, just because your carp maybe triploid doesn't mean that they still won't be attracted to a female carp a la Carmen Miranda dance routine.

Next, you head down to the pond and shake your scales for all they are worth. Do the most seductive carp dance you can think of. Then, when all the other carp come to investigate, *POW* you blast them with your .45 pistol. I don't go fishing without mine.


But seriously, carp can be trained like pavlov's dogs. Just try and feed them at the same time each day for a couple weeks with koi food or whatever you can find at the farm supply store. Then, they will respond and come to the surface to devour the chunks whenever you are there. When they do, either have a hook waiting in one of them for the fish, or just try what other members suggest and bowfish them.

Easy, greasy, Japanese-y.
 

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Bow fishing for carp is very fun . Or a strawberry flavor dough bait or vanilla . corn is the best here but it is banned also .
Have you ever try using other than corn as dough base such as potato or bread, fish food in the form of pellet? Are they also banned? If not, then try to make one using them as base with some scents (vanilla + banana - dominant mixture and shrimp or tuna - just a few drops). Works well in my country and catching carp in a small pond is very easy. Let me know how it goes.
 

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If there are no rangers around i would go for the corn...................................................................................... or, you could go with a dough ball. Google up some doughbait recipes and go fishing. dont use lead by th way because you may scare the fish away.
 

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If there are no rangers around i would go for the corn...................................................................................... or, you could go with a dough ball. Google up some doughbait recipes and go fishing. dont use lead by th way because you may scare the fish away.
Leader can still be used but use of the fluorocarbon type and if you use sinkers, make sure you give 5 - 10 cm room for the line to move (between two stoppers - in my country it is called 'bumper'). That way when a big carp is swallowing the bait, it won't be allerted by the weight of the sinker. This is for the bottom fishing technique.

Try to use thinner line to beat the big carp ... it is kinda challenge for anglers in my country to use line of 4-10lb size to catch 20-30lb carp. Play around with the fish, set the drag level of your reel down, and ..... let the game begin!:smile2:
 

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well whatever method you use. When approachin the pond be real careful and step soft. I cant even tell ya how many nice carp i have spooked by thumpin up to the bank and droppin twenty pounds of tackle on the ground. Good luck.
 

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Try the Ole Favorite, chum with Canned Corn on the side of the pond that may have any type of flow,"Seasonal, high water, or plain old man made", and bait with Corn and let her rip.

If no flow, fish the opposite side of the pond that the wind generally may blow in, that may wash up any favorites and collect these meals for Mr. Carp ...

Missing all of the above, chum and fish any areas that are vegetated...
 
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