Location: In rivers, most carp can be found in
slack waters. Some fish will be in
stronger currents or even up at the dams, but you will find most
carp in stretches of calmer water and in backwaters.
6' to 7' in length, one piece, medium to medium heavy action,
Spinning reel with the capacity for approximately 200 yards of
17-20 lb. test
Gamakatsu Octopus #6 Hook, 1/4-1/2 oz. bell sinkers, small split
Corn mixed with a little vanilla extract does the trick! Take
a can of sweet corn and pour it into a Ziploc bag. Pour a few
drops of vanilla extract in the bag, zip the bag up and shake
it up. Let it sit for a few minutes. The vanilla draws the carp
to the bait and gets them to hang onto it longer without blowing
of the carp we've caught have taken our baits and move with it
right away. If you lay your fishing rod down on the ground and
tighten the line, they will usually set the hook on themselves
and all you have to do is lift your rod up up when they pull.
Pay attention and be patient. The bites will happen very quickly.
Chumming is a technique to lure carp into your fishing area. Just
take one or two handful of sweet corn and throw out in the area
you plan to fish. I would say two to three chums per hour is plenty.
This will keep the carp in your area and it will give you a better
chance of having a carp pick up your bait instead of the chum.
here to view our Carp Album.