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  1. After baiting all week in the mornings before work, I headed back to the spot Saturday morning before daylight. I only had time for another 4 hour session, but I caught six carp. The catfish worried me until atter the sun was up so all my carp were caught in a relatively short period of time. A snowman with Mainline New Grange and Mainline popup were the combo that worked, again with packbait method feeder. Still no big carp, I'm thinking there may be some big ones but 7-8 lbs seem to be the common size for this water. Indeed I caught my smallest ever, about 10 inches long. Work and
  2. It looks like not much traffic in this part of the forum, however just in case has anyone explored Lake Hartwell? My father & I went there to catch striped bass, it's beautiful water. It reminds me of the videos of Dale Hollow. Like a lot of large North American impoundments, it's large at 45 miles long deep, max depth ~ 185 feet. Fishing for stripers from a boat we were regularly fishing 80 feet of water and the water's quite clear. Margins are straight and deep and where we were on the SC side there were few coves and bays. I know there's carp, we saw one dead common of ~ 10 p
  3. I think it's because in a lot of southern USA waters there's probably little predation for carp. They quickly become too large for largemouth bass to feed on, and I've heard on a podcast that in muddy water carp are difficult for otters and pretty much everything else to catch. Anecdotally you see some big carp farther north in USA, in water that is both clear, and home to large, fast hunters such as pike & muskie so this makes sense.
  4. Not sure if the original OP is still around, but in this situation I'd try a "paylake" style setup, with a pack bait of maybe panko & cream corn juice plus a pack of jello powder and grape soda. Add soda until it becomes sticky and clumpy but not too watery. This is what works for me in pretty much every water I've fished, although you're leaving out the actual corn. It should make a really sticky, stiff moldable paste that will pack around a no-roll sinker or method feeder. Then, either hair rig or side hook a cereal puff like kix, corn pops, or similiar. The "carolina" style is to r
  5. I have a 2012 Honda Shadow Phantom. Not really high performance but I like it.
  6. As soon as I got my spomb I starting baiting several pounds of Mainline Grange boilies I rolled myself each morning, plus boiled feed corn each morning. Today I fished the first time after a couple of days baiting. I caught two small carp in four hours, one maybe three pounds on the same boilies I'm using to bait and other little one of about one pound on feed corn. These are the first carp I've caught at this spot after about three blanks, and these fish are typical for carp in this river system, carp are common but rarely do you hear of one over 10 lbs. I'm hoping that I'll get som
  7. I've trout fished here in NC with a guide who catches carp on the fly... but he told me conditions needed to be correct, and he said he'd only done it during a mayfly hatch in late spring on one of our big lakes. Then, it's non-stop action from carp in a mayfly feeding frenzy, apparently in this mode they'll hit any mayfly pattern. My uncle has caught one on a black ant, a slow sinking wet fly, when catching bluegill on the spawning beds in summer.
  8. I've seen it discussed in several older threads, but I figured I'd start a new one since I'm going to give boilies a serious try. I've just started carp fishing first of the year, & I've not had a ton of luck with boilies here in USA. From Luke's Cats&Carp channel, it seems that USA carp may need to be "trained" to take them. I have had modest results from combining my method feeder pack bait with boilie crumb, on top of piles of boilie and crumb, then a hair-rigged boilie hook bait. I use a pretty plain pack bait of instant oats, sweet corn & grape soda. What's worked be
  9. I've just started carp fishing here in NC this year, out of 16 carp across three lake & creek venues, one was a mirror. I follow a lot of southeast USA carp anglers and it seems to be similiar around here, a very small percentage would be mirrors. I did read a study that if you selectively breed for mirrors, yet introduce them into the wild, the environment can result in different genes expressing the scale patterns. So even mirror pedigree stocks can go back to scaled due to (I think) the protection offered by scaled. It definitely seems that certain areas produce more mirrors, so I wo
  10. Thanks for the welcome! Here's some pics from this year. Cats are a fact of life fishing on the bottom here, especially in summer. I've not found a bait they don't like, even fake corn.
  11. Hi, I've been fishing for wild carp most of the past year, getting more and more into it after a lifetime of fishing here in USA. I've caught everything from bass, to trout on the fly, to sharks to seven feet in the surf, but carp has become quite the obsession & I've cared little for any other fishing during the last few months. I've been experimenting with different techniques, mostly method feeders in local creeks, lakes & rivers, using my bass & catfish gear with end tackle and bait from bigcarptackle.com . My PB is currently 14lb common. I've only caught one mirror compar
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