I spend most of my hours on the bank fishing bottom and grits pack and all the other things that have produced for me. A screaming run is good fun and nothing gets me up and jumping faster than a screaming alarm, but I would be lying if I said that is the most exciting for me. My favorite and IMO the most exciting way to hook into a big ol' carp is topwater with bread, no weight, no bobber. Just line, hook, and bread. I have described a few times on here how I do it but I just felt like putting up some pictures to show how I do it, and I know there are many ways. For some it comes natural to do it the way I do, a few guys I fish with are still working on it. It is real simple though in reality. Step 1: Get a hook that is large enough for the task at hand. I usually use size 2 eagle claw or an equal size carp specific hook as I have pictured. Step 2: Tear a piece of bread in half, I am using white bread in the picture but it doesn't matter what kind, as long as it is naturally moist and performs well. I am using the cheapest 2lb loaf I can get. Then tear off the crust, you should now have a rectangle of bread. Step 3: Place the hook in the middle and then ball the bread around the eye of the hook, not the bend or the point. This allows the bread to stay buoyant and soggy enough for the hook point to come through. It should resemble a pear when done right.