trotlining for carp

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by jdw123, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. jdw123

    jdw123 New Member

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    i've never trotlined for carp, but do i make trotline just like i would for catfish? what size hook would work best?
     
  2. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    i would run extra strong 2/0or alittle bigger
     

  3. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    I never heard of anyone doing this in my 62 year old life time.Please let us know how it works out.

    I love You Brothers and Sisters.peewee
     
  4. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    I've caught a few on trotlines but never targeted them.
    WOW can you imagine having 3 or 4 35# fish on one line?

    have a good one
    just
     
  5. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    we used to do it all the time when we were kids when we needed coon bait for winter.or some in the freezer. you can catch a ton of them in a hurry doing that
     
  6. jdw123

    jdw123 New Member

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    what kind of bait should i use that will stay on the hook for a long time?
     
  7. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Google boilies. They are like dumplings.
    Whole kernel corn might work also. There is a difference of opinion on using whole kernel corn as bait though. Some think fish cannot digest it.
    I caught them on trotlines using worms but as you know all fish eat worms.
    good luck to ya
    just
     
  8. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Interesting concept!

    Curious, what would the bighead carp bite on?
     
  9. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    A 10/0 treble jerked into its side at a high rate of speed.

    Or you can supposedly catch them on doughball type bait where they find it and get to knocking it around to break it apart and manage to hook themselves.
     
  10. duckalot

    duckalot Well-Known Member

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    My Granddad always set lines for Carp in the hot part of the summer. He bought sheets of Cottonseed cake sawed it up in small blocks(one inch x two ich). drilled a hole through the top and threaded a leader trough the hole, rubber banded a hook on both sides. It takes some time soaking in the water before they will start feeding on it but when they do you can really tear them up. The rigging sound complicated but it is really simple. I don't have any Ideal where to get the cottonseed cake now days.
     
  11. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    I've seen cottonseed cakes at Wal Mart.
    Pm me and I'll tell you where you can get it from a commercial fishing co.