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what bait or lure is the best to use for carp

Question by tony-s. Uploaded on April 03, 2009

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from streack wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

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.

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from wallofsam wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

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.

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from jay wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

Dough balls.

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from haresear wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

Arrows!

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from dwaynez wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

40% Bran flakes with big red or vanilla extract, make a dough bait with this mixture and it's a killer bait for carp.

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from dwaynez wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

40% Bran flakes with big red or vanilla extract, make a dough bait with this mixture and it's a killer bait for carp.

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from steve182 wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

Damn, haresear took my answer

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from yd281 wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

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.

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from RackAttack68 wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

get insta mashed potatoes and a a tiny bit of water mix well and make a dough ball

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from texastriedandtrue wrote 5 years 1 week ago

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

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from rudyglove27 wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Agreed with haresear answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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from wallofsam wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

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.

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from haresear wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

Arrows!

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from streack wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

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.

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from jay wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

Dough balls.

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from dwaynez wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

40% Bran flakes with big red or vanilla extract, make a dough bait with this mixture and it's a killer bait for carp.

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from dwaynez wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

40% Bran flakes with big red or vanilla extract, make a dough bait with this mixture and it's a killer bait for carp.

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from steve182 wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

Damn, haresear took my answer

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from yd281 wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

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.

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from RackAttack68 wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

get insta mashed potatoes and a a tiny bit of water mix well and make a dough ball

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from texastriedandtrue wrote 5 years 1 week ago

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

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from rudyglove27 wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Agreed with haresear answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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