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#16 Henry Denson

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:45 PM

I like catching grass carp! I have heard they are some of the hardest fish to catch, but that has not been my experience. What type of pond do you fish?

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:09 PM

So, what do you catch them on, Henry?  Help the rest of us make it "less hard", too.

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#18 Henry Denson

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:32 PM

Well, the techniques used arent exactly exactly kosher (so to speak), but they do make it easier. The reason I asked Xterra is because it works best on community pond type situations.

I devised this technique fishing a neighborhood pond where locals would walk to the pond and throw bread in for the carp. I would walk to the pond, and scatter bread pieces onto the water, and wait for the carp to arrive. When the carp would come, giant mouths would come up and suck the pieces of bread underwater. I would cast my fly out into my spread of bread pieces, trying to predict where the carp would rise next. The fly was a simple brown spun deer hair fly sloppily clipped (this part came naturally to me) in the shape of a piece of bread.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:01 PM

yes community pond, but never fed, they are skiddish as all heck, will spook at the slightest hint of anything hitting the water or
shadow/movement, they only seem interested in weeds and mud.
I have seen guys try for them with very elaborate gear specifically for carp, never seen one caught there yet in ten years.
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#20 MouseManiac


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:45 AM

for about 3 seconds I had a 3 ft + grass carp on today (unintentionally and most likely foul hooked)
I will catch that thing one of these days, it looked like a nuclear submarine!!!
it pulled like one too!!!


Been there.  Caught a 42" last summer.  Took 45 minutes and a friend in the water with a net to land it.