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I have never carped fished before and found this canal that is about 25-40 feet wide with a lot of Carp in it. They usually travel around the surface in groups of 3-6. We tried making a bread ball and covering the hook with it and then casting at them but they wouldn't bite. Any ideas on what we could use to catch these fish? 

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What tackle are you using? Rod/reel/line/hooks? Carp are pretty skittish and can be very difficult to get to take a back and often will reject it quickly if not using the proper equipment. My gear basically equates to what we typically use for dropshot gear, a M or ML rod with 10 or 20 pound braid and an 8lb leader of mono or fluorocarbon with a light slip sinker rig to a small, light hook baited with corn. Carp aren't going to straighten a hook if you set the drag properly, but they will pull the hook or spool you if you're not careful. The one I caught Tuesday I actually sight casted to with corn as it cruised the shallows. They actively take flies if you like flyfishing. 

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Chum the area with a can of corn or dough balls . I love fishing for carp . some days they prefer one over the others . Wheaties make for a good dough ball  .Get a handful  dip it in the water and squeeze . 

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I have a canal near my. Pretty secluded, lots of bushes and stuff growing on both sides. I see the carp eating berries as they fall in. Some are red, some black. I put a red fly on my fly rod, doesn't seem to spook them like a spinning rod/hook does. And the fight a carp can do on a fly rod? FUN!!!

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1 hour ago, B-Dozer said:

I have a canal near my. Pretty secluded, lots of bushes and stuff growing on both sides. I see the carp eating berries as they fall in. Some are red, some black. I put a red fly on my fly rod, doesn't seem to spook them like a spinning rod/hook does. And the fight a carp can do on a fly rod? FUN!!!

Now that sounds like a lot of fun . I use to fish under a mullberry tree when they were ripe . I'd put a big fat one on a hook , flip it out there on an ultra light and the berry rarely reached bottom .

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On 7/4/2018 at 8:55 PM, Bluebasser86 said:

What tackle are you using? Rod/reel/line/hooks? Carp are pretty skittish and can be very difficult to get to take a back and often will reject it quickly if not using the proper equipment. My gear basically equates to what we typically use for dropshot gear, a M or ML rod with 10 or 20 pound braid and an 8lb leader of mono or fluorocarbon with a light slip sinker rig to a small, light hook baited with corn. Carp aren't going to straighten a hook if you set the drag properly, but they will pull the hook or spool you if you're not careful. The one I caught Tuesday I actually sight casted to with corn as it cruised the shallows. They actively take flies if you like flyfishing. 

Sorry for the late response. I was using an ultralight rod with 6 pound mono and a wacky rig type of circle hook. i was originally fishing for other species when I saw them. Could you post a picture of what your rig looks like?

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I don’t know about the skateboard, but I’ve been told that for the conditions you describe, this is the proper technique:

 

 

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On 7/7/2018 at 11:29 AM, DevinFishing29 said:

Sorry for the late response. I was using an ultralight rod with 6 pound mono and a wacky rig type of circle hook. i was originally fishing for other species when I saw them. Could you post a picture of what your rig looks like?

It was a #8 Gamakatsu octopus hook, about 16" of 8lb mono leader to a barrel swivel, tied to 10lb braid. I started with a slip sinker but when I was sight casting I took the sinker off. 

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On 7/4/2018 at 5:16 PM, DevinFishing29 said:

I have never carped fished before and found this canal that is about 25-40 feet wide with a lot of Carp in it. They usually travel around the surface in groups of 3-6. We tried making a bread ball and covering the hook with it and then casting at them but they wouldn't bite. Any ideas on what we could use to catch these fish? 

Use a corn carp are easy to catch use a light split shot with a small mosquito hook one peice of corn and chum a little. 

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I prefer the Confidence rig. Its easy to make and easy to cast. Corn is my bait of choice. 

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On 7/9/2018 at 6:55 AM, Gundog said:

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I prefer the Confidence rig. Its easy to make and easy to cast. Corn is my bait of choice. 

I came up with my own bolt rig   on the spot one day.  It exceeded expectations . The trebel hook is used primarily as the bait holder , I squeeze the barbs down .The other hook is an octopuss hook. The plastic tubing just keeps the line aligned , dont have to learn a fancy knot . I just stripped apiece of electrical wire to get it . The bobber stop keeps it together . Chum the area down , put the dough ball on and  place rod in a secure rod holder and wait . Dont have to set the hook . The carp will take care of that .  My dough ball is usually Wheaties , I  used a piece of bread here just for the pictures .

 

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36 minutes ago, scaleface said:

 

 

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Sweet DIY rig. 

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