Carp Gold: Please post up shots of your Carp catches and provide your insights

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    Carp Gold: Please post up shots of your Carp catches and provide your insights

    Well here it goes, what seems to be a taboo topic among anglers.

    Carp Gold:
    This time of year most people that have a yard have to cut their grass once a week. What does this have to do with Carps? Ah, the devil is in the details.

    Each week as I cut the grass, the local monster Carps would line up at the edge of my lake for a feeding frenzy of grass. I could not help myself seeing these large monsters tailing like Red's on the flats, and like most guys out there, started the quest to catch one. I asked Kirk and Blake if
    they could try to catch a monster Carp this month and provide me with some input.

    Here are some of the findings from Kirk, Blake, and myself.


    Baits:
    Fresh Cut grass: I used some string to tie grass almost like a fly.

    Here are some grass samples:
    Home made after cutting my grass:


    Carp Fly:



    Dough/bread: Worked great, but hard to keep on the line, and cast with.

    Boilies: Boilies are the most adaptable and versatile of all the carp fishing baits now available. They come Frozen for maximum freshness, and many carp fisherman even create their own unique boilie. These come in different flavors.

    Here is a Boilies setup Sample:


    Canned corn: Not bad, noticed they love sweet corn more, and old veggies.
    You can use this to chum the waters.

    Here is the Corn Example:



    Off the Record: Hot Dogs (strange), and marshmallow

    Approach:
    The common feedback on this fish is that upon approaching they spook very easy, and a stealth approach would increase success.

    Sporting Quality: (FWC LAWS)

    Sometimes taken by anglers, especially those fishing for catfish or
    tilapia, but they must be released immediately and unharmed since
    those found in Florida were stocked deliberately for aquatic plant
    control purposes. Bow-anglers are especially adept at taking grass
    carp and are sometimes given permits to remove excess grass carp.

    Ref:
    http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/pr...es/grass-carp/

    Types of Carps found in Florida:
    Grass Carp is one of the largest members of the minnow family. Silvery to dark grey with golden sheen. Thatís one big minnow! LOL

    Common Carp have a more compressed body Silvery less gold, and shades of black.
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    Here are some photos. I will post more soon, on hold for Kirkís shots.





    Second Carp:


    Blakeís Carp:


    Time to go play cars with my son. Good luck out there, and I look forward to your Carp shots.

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    i like to snag them with my lures when I'm fishing for peacock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HialeahAngler View Post
    i like to snag them with my lures when I'm fishing for peacock.
    LOL: Hook up some shots..I know you got them..

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    Only Carlos(Miami101) goes fishing for carp lol hahahahha, Blake and I were catching bait to use for real fish like tarpon and snook......we don't target carp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bug-N-Out View Post
    Only Carlos(Miami101) goes fishing for carp lol hahahahha, Blake and I were catching bait to use for real fish like tarpon and snook......we don't target carp
    Hook up those monster Carp photos. I like all fishing, and explorer all monsters.
    About a few years ago someone once said the same thing about Cat fish, and look now there are a few TV shows on the topic. Carp can give a nice fight!

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    It must be lonely at the top............................................... ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowe-boy View Post
    It must be lonely at the top............................................... ...
    Someone's got you fooled hahahaha .....
    Last edited by Bug-N-Out; 07-30-2012 at 12:44 PM.

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    Most unique fly I've ever seen.

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    So what was the most productive bait? the grass?

    I've snagged them on purpose as mentioned above, fun times. Same thing with the Plecostamus (plecos) catfish they go berserk when a #4 treble is embedded in their flesh.

    We have some BIG ones out west here in plantation. I know a buddy who uses fikus berries similar to the Boilies
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZimmerNole View Post
    So what was the most productive bait? the grass?

    I've snagged them on purpose as mentioned above, fun times. Same thing with the Plecostamus (plecos) catfish they go berserk when a #4 treble is embedded in their flesh.

    We have some BIG ones out west here in plantation. I know a buddy who uses fikus berries similar to the Boilies
    The Dough/bread, and Grass when cutting the yard work great. It gave a few nice runs for sure. I seen big Carp always wanted to catch one. I'm looking on doing more Snake Heads, and Knife fish soon.

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