Post By: iBeany Posted: 5/28/2019 12:23:28 PMPoints: 0
I have been exploring lakes around the Fort Collins area and they all are filled with decent carp. After research I tried corn, twice, but I had no luck. A friend said that chumming is illegal in Colorado as well.
How do you guys go about fishing for pond carp? Boilies? Worms? Should I keep trying sweet corn? What size hooks do you use? How and when do you set the hook? All help is appreciated... thank you!!
Reply by: bron Posted: May. 28, 12:51:09 PM Points: 29819
You will probably get 20 different answers from 20 different carp fishermen. I've never caught a carp with corn. Try dough or worms on a #6 hook and leave your drag very loose--the fish will set the hook. I carry a variety of dough baits flavored different ways and switch them out every 45 minutes or so.
yes that post was about fishing for trout and lots of people tried to help you.. and you have yet to acknowledge any of them. When people try to help you.. it's always a good idea to be appreciative. Your choice if you don't want to be.. but here is what will happen.. people notice and remember.. in the future, people won't respond to your threads any longer.
I keep it simple with canned corn. The cheaper the better in my experience. The key is to go finesse if conditions are tough, sometimes go down to 8 pound floro leader, small hooks with only a couple pieces on the hook. Don't be scared to move around often if you're not getting but.
As a kid I fished a Denver park lake at Holly and Cherry creek drive,there were no store made baits for Carp,thus the baits were hit and miss. I got the mix from watching a fishing show,I think it was Jimmy Huston or some other TV bass guy going to a Carp fishing contest.