Really sorry if there is already a topic open on this. Honestly, right now it's getting late and I didn't want to take the time to read through the entire forum to try and find it tonight or I'll be online to daylight reading, and if anything, a new topic will refresh the subject and get people talking which is always a good thing. I will spend time this weekend reading through with more detail, but for now I'm just trying to solicit some opinions.
So I'm going try carp this year. Well I tried a couple of times in the past two years and never had luck. To get started there is this really sweet pond in a suburb city park that is LOADED with carp. "LOADED" is not an exaggeration. Had the family there this past spring for a walk and just to try and catch some 'gills. The carp were in spawn, every foot around this small-medium suburb city park pond was full of carp spawning.
I tried my hand at it with what I had in my son's tackle bag, but no luck, not the right tackle, tools, talent... et al!
So I'm watching I-F on tv.. (trying to be nice and not mention a competitor to the club
). Mr Doug.. (
) was carp fishing, the the process he was using I thought was interesting so I took notes and thought I'd try it this spring/summer wanted to get other opinions and what other processes do other members use that work for them?
The rigging "the host" set up 1) first a slip-rig (i.e. dipsy-do) on the main line. 2) Then a leader tied on at a swivel with a nylon sleeve between the swivel and 3) #6 - #8 circle hooks. There were also BB weights on the leader if needed (I believe, I'm trying to re-read my notes). 4) Past the hook it basically looked like the the tag end of the leader, what the host called the "hair" with a small loop knot tied on the end of it. 5) He used a bait needle to tread the bait (Gulp Corn, whole kernel corn, roe) on to the hair. 6) Then put a clip on the end of the hair to hold the bait on and 6) pulled the bait down flush to the clip. 7) Cast out and set up rod holders to wait for Carp to inhale.
The nylon sleeve was to double used, to protect the swivel in casting and hold the hook flat against the leader when it was lying on the bottom.
Sound right? What other techniques are there? I've tried baiting hooks with crawlers and crickets and sight-fishing carp and no success. Look for the wisdom, bring it on!
As always, thank you I appreciate the opinion of the members of this club.