winter carp

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by head hunter, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. head hunter

    head hunter New Member

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    can ya catch carp in the winter months,,,,seen vids on you tube ( of course ) in england catching carp in cold weather ,,but they didn't specify the water temp. kinda curious.
     
  2. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    i've caught just about everything in the winter but the bite is slower.
     

  3. katman#1

    katman#1 New Member

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    dont see why not may need a differant aproach to catching them
     
  4. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    I,ve caught em down to 40 degree water temp.Just the regular tactics,I do tend to downsize the bait a little in the cold.You could probaly catch them all winter,I just got too many health problems to get out in the cold mich anymore.:wink:
     
  5. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    we just caught a bunch two days ago. i don't know what the water temp was, but i busted a hole in 2" thick iceto catch em. bait was biscuit dough on a #14 treble, weightless.
    trout fishing
     
  6. mcwrestler

    mcwrestler New Member

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    They can be caught in winter but the approach changes. Smaller baits are the usual way to go. I use more particle baits like corn in the winter, instead of boilies. Although boilies still have their place in the winter, just limited.

    I switch to bread pack in cold water but still run grits some. Fish become slower moving and metabolism drops though.

    I know of 2 friends of mine that caught and released over 100lbs of car maybe closer to 200 on new years even through new years day with air temps in the low teens.

    It can be done, my attempt will be this weekend after elusive koi.
     
  7. festus

    festus New Member

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    Bull Run Steam Plant is back online. The carp fishing should pick up over there pretty soon.
     
  8. This is my first winter carp I ever caught last night.
     
  9. FlatheadManiacScott

    FlatheadManiacScott New Member

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    Yes you can , my PB in the Winter was 30.09 lbs. and was caught the day after a very bad snow storm.
    In Winter you look for slow deeper pools that offer some cover (my flathead holes in summer) im talking rivers , most lakes here freeze over in winter.

    Down size baits , the bites will be very light sometimes , so watch your rod tips and line.

    I fish european style with a rod pod or banksticks and electronic alarms so I dont have to sit there and stare at my rods.

    Scott
     

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