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Question by tony-s. Uploaded on April 03, 2009
The river I fish is very shallow, therefore we do a lot of site casting. The lure that works best for me is a small (1.5 inch) crawdad. While they are sucking the sludge off the rocks you cast it about 15-20 feet in front of them and bring it right to their nose. When they don't scare from the splash of the lure, they are very skiddish, I would say I hook up with them about 70% of the time.
Try to chum them in with corn and then put some corn on your hook and toss it in the center. Seems to work better than chicken livers.
40% Bran flakes with big red or vanilla extract, make a dough bait with this mixture and it's a killer bait for carp.
Damn, haresear took my answer
It depends on the area you're fishing. Bowfishing carp is great if you're into it. They'll hit high and low, depending on the season and area, so I'd say dough balls on the bottom, and just a plain hook with 2 kernels of corn to float. But that's what works here.
get insta mashed potatoes and a a tiny bit of water mix well and make a dough ball
easiest and best bait i have ever used in my life is flour and big red soda i have caught hundreds of carp on this and its very cheap and you can catch some big carp with it as well i had one decide it liked my rod better than i did a few years back with this recipe
Agreed with haresear answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!
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