Post By: JonHaugh Posted: 10/4/2012 3:18:38 PM Points: 5
im seeing several posts now on catching carp on rapalas. since i have never heard of this i have no idea what kind to look for. honestly i dont think i have any rapalas in my box since i had tried and tried to catch something with them and never had any luck. but i love catching carp and so if there is a special one that carp love i would love to get my hands on one. any help in this area would be appreciated.
My daughter caught one (an 8 lb carp) last weekend on a jointed J-11 Rapala. I have several in my tackle box, and I am trying to recall if it was a gold colored one or a silver one that I had painted with a metallic orange fingernail polish. This was just a few minutes after she caught a 3 lb rainbow on a jointed J-9 in the brook trout pattern with the orange belly. Both fish were caught trolling the lure about 10 feet deep in 20-25 ft of water along the south shoreline a Pueblo. The trolling depth was reached by using a Walker diving planer. Orange is proving to be our best color at Pueblo, just as it is our best color at Elevenmile.
We ve caught too many, in 2 week-ends ( sat. only) we landed 16 of them trolling for walleyes. We were trolling flicker shad, shad raps and just about any deep diving crank baits don't even want to fish Pueblo afraid of catching another one of those ugly things. Besides the ratio of legal size verses small ones is not good ,we were trolling 80 ft at 1.5 mph good luck WISCO.
Reply by: takeakidfishing Posted: 10/5/2012 1:11:01 AM Points: 5475
Dang the secert is getting out..Crank Baits at certain times of year will catch Carp..Carp will eat small fish,crawfish etc. Just like a bass or walleye..You can catch Carp from shore using cranks..find active ponds and lead them much as you would bone fish or red fish..A tip for you..watch some web videos on Bone fishing and red fishing and apply the same tactics to carp and you will be pretty shocked on how many you will catch.
Reply by: leengarn Posted: 10/22/2012 10:04:36 AM Points: 0
I fished Pueblo first time ever Saturday with my son (7 yrs old). We were trying everything in the boat looking for mostly walleye. Tried worm harnesses, jigs and spoons.Was jigging a pearl PK spoon in 25 fow and had a hard strike from a big fish. Had visions of wiper or walleye. After 15 minutes of give and take we netted this carp. Unsure of his exact length as he was significantly longer than my measuring stick but he went 10+ lbs. He swallowed that PK just like a walleye would have. That was the only fish we caught. Chalked up our slow day to learning a new lake and a glut of threadfin dying off. Needless to say both my son and I had a hoot landing that carp.