Jump to content
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Ginger9991

Grass Carp

Recommended Posts

Hi,

Never caught one before, Not even seen one on the bank but i know theres a couple in the lake im currently fishing up to 27lb, I have 3 months left to try and get one out. Does anyone have any advise for these? At the moment im using solid bags with short hook links, i saw an article mentioning they have bigger mouths then common carp so maybe i im hurting my chances with solid bags. Its a 3 rod venue so its not like i have to completely move away from a successful tactic on this water.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not caught one but did fish a lake with them in last year and had them in my water.  From what I've heard you want to be on veg food i,.e. tigers and/or maize/corn.  I avoided them with boilie hookbaits

The other advise I was given was to draw them over the sling instead of netting them, they will destroy your net otherwise.

Good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had a few small ones. All on a quick stop rig with luncheon meat. From what I'm lead to believe is that they don't feed on the bottom, so you want a buoyant, slow sinking bait. They naturally feed on vegetation, so get near the weeds or lilies, etc. 

A good Angler I know caught a 33lb er with tiger loaf, floating on its nose, he clotheslines across to a branch to keep the line out of the water. He's had quite a few with that method, but only in warmer weather. 

Good luck with your quest and I hope to see you've nailed one in the catch report 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

unfortuntatly i have seen them cruising on the top in summer but your not allowed to surface fish or have a zig in the top 6" of water.......i might be a little naughty and put a rod on the tigers for the night...see what that does for me.

 

I have heard about them destroying nets but im clumsly enough as it is so in the net then straight out of the water i guess.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not fished a lake with them in for a while, but used to fish a lake that held quite a few. For a while bait boats were allowed on the lake, during this period I think more grassies got caught, they seemed to like the dense concentration of bait, especially particles. If you can use a baitboat it might work on your lake, if not trying to replicate the tight, densely baited spot might work.

Bait wise peanuts, tigers and boilies all worked for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...