Reply by: the fishing dj Posted: 8/1/2015 7:05:12 PM Points: 25870
They are a weird fish. I have personally gotten them sight fishing with smaller #10-14 nymphs, and I'll occasionally pick one up when streamer fishing. Just put in your due time for them, and eventually you'll be rewarded.
Reply by: Catfish Johnson Posted: 8/4/2015 11:10:20 AM Points: 1681
Have had most of my success on the grassies using fruit scents with euro style carp rigs. They usually put up a bit of a fight, so make sure you have a large net and check your knots. Have tried cherry tomatoes a couple times, without much luck. Corn has worked in some lakes, but not all. Same with boilies and pop-ups. Just remember that they are mostly vegetarians once they reach a certain size. Take a variety of baits and give it some time as the larger ones can be pretty elusive. Some lakes seem to have far more aggressive feeding fish than others.