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Post Posted: 08:57pm - 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: 12:28am - Jul 28,10 
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At 4 ft. long I wonder if you had seen a grass carp?If it indeed was a common carp,that was a rather large fish.Commons seem far easier to catch,and whole kernel corn on a tightline rig is hard to beat.Chum a little bit first to get them in a biting mood.I have caught two grassies,both came on artificials,one on a small floating rapala,one on a texas rigged craw.They are fun to catch and will test your drag for sure.Here's a pic of a common carp caught on corn awhile back.
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Also they have very good vision,by the time you see them,you can be sure he was very aware of you as well.Good Luck on your quest!

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Post Posted: 09:12am - Jul 28,10 
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I landed this grass carp with a Rapala Shallow Shad Rap on a light power rod with 6lb test line:

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And I accidentally snagged this one in the tail on the same setup, took around 15 minutes to land:

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