how to catch carp?

Discussion in 'Fishing General' started by Bowkil, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Bowkil

    Bowkil New Member

    Aug 4, 2005
    Ozark Plateau
    i got this carp in my pond i want to land him and check him out. i dont want to bowfish it cuz i want to throw it back. how can i catch a carp without catching alot of catfish? any ideas??? i see him up on shore in about 5 inches of water i can easly bowfish him. im thinkin flypole?!
     
  2. JMAC

    JMAC Senior Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Cole County
    Chum with corn...then put corn on hook. Sounds simple huh? LOL
     

  3. JackJr

    JackJr New Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    Land Of BLAHS
    Bowkil, I always used the cheapest canned corn I could find and fill a hook up with it. You can also bait the spot you want to catch him by dumping 4-5 cans there and coming back in about 30-60 minutes. This is how I got all three of my kids interested in fishing when they were young. It works.:)


    Jack
     
  4. JMAC

    JMAC Senior Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Cole County
    blah blah blah....beat you to it! :D
     
  5. JackJr

    JackJr New Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    Land Of BLAHS
    Wise :ass:

    Jack:D..........:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:
     
  6. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    It may be a grass carp, which would mean the bugger will be hard to catch.

    Corn's the way to go for common carp.

    Parker
     
  7. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter Active Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    Corn is good...We also used to catch them on a homemade dough bait of wheaties and strawberry soda to
     
  8. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter Active Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    by the way...I bet it is a grass carp so catching him may be really hard. You might try a long handled net or a throw net...assuming that's legal
     
  9. shortmag

    shortmag New Member

    193
    Feb 22, 2006
    You could always find a female carp and doll her up in a real provocative carp sexy suit. Throw it in the spot with the corn, come back three days later and he'll JUMP OUT OF THE WATER into your arms wanting rescued cause he's sick of listening to how he never cleans up the nest. How He needs to stay home and not go to the Krusty Krab with the guys, and how she feels he's just not committed to a real relationship.................

    Oh! I'm sorry was that outloud?:whip:

    Maybe just the corn and bread dough balls. :bangin:
     
  10. Big John

    Big John New Member

    Oct 24, 2003
    If it is a grass carp roll a joint toss it in the water when the carp goes for it jump in a grab him.