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Post Posted: 09:54pm - Jul 27,10 
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i saw a 4 foot carp 2day but it wasnt interested in any lures or baits i threw its way. what types of fake baits and lures will they go for? live bait? any suggestions?

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Post Posted: 04:53am - Jul 28,10 
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Common carp baits are corn, dough balls, boilies, or bread. A live crawler, or several waxies balled on a small hook is tough to beat, though.

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Post Posted: 12:30pm - Jul 28,10 
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Corn has always been the number 1 bait for catching carp for me

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Post Posted: 12:57pm - Jul 29,10 
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A nice glob of Cheddar Cheese will work too.
You better tie yourself to a tree if you get a hook into a 4 ft Carp.
That's got to be about a 30-40 lb fish.

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Post Posted: 07:25pm - Aug 2,10 
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I recommend a fiberglass arrow with a muzzy fish point. No bait required. :lol:

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Post Posted: 10:03pm - Sep 2,10 
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Wow! That's a heck of a carp. By your description I would venture a guess that it wasn't a common carp but a "grass" carp. Grass carp are a lot more skittish and selective in their feeding. Although they are called "grassies" they will take small slow moving lures if they are actively feeding. Try a small 1 to 2 inch twister tail on a light jig. Follow it's feeding path and cast your lure about two feet in front of the fish. Allow the jig to sink and give it the slightest twitch as the carp gets within a foot or so. If it is game it should saunter up and take the jig. don't wait to feel the fish, but rather see if it noses down to suck in the jig (what us fly guys call tailing) or it it turns slightly sideways at the point of your jig. Slowly tighten up your line, and if you feel weight set the hook. Good luck to you as a grassie will jump like a tarpon and fight until their nearly belly up.

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