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#10976040 - 07/14/15 10:31 AM I need help on a legendary fish!
Landon Frazier Offline
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Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 24
Ok, so I usually fish for catfish, but about a month ago I saw a HUGE fish swimming along the top of the water along the bank. At first I didn't know what it could be, I knew it couldn't be a catfish because it looked like a grass carp, I also fish in a small pond so there could only be a few other species. I know now that is a grass carp just by observing it. So I looked up tips on catching carp, and I headed out to the pond. At first I tried night crawlers, no bites. Then I tried this prepared strawberry bait I found at walmart, no bites. Then i tried bread balls, no bites. I even tried small tomatoes, cut bait (bluegill) celery, broccoli, and still, NOTHING! What am I doing wrong? I walk quiet on the bank, I don't talk loudly, and yet I still get nothing!? This is the carp forum, so i'm hoping for some reliable answers. Thanks.

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#10994904 - 07/22/15 10:08 PM Re: I need help on a legendary fish! [Re: Landon Frazier]
Texas-Z Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/07/08
Posts: 919
Loc: Austin, Tx
I personally find that grass carp like very fruity baits. For instance, i make a packbait consisting of quick/old fashioned oatmeal and a can of fruit cocktail when i target grassers. What kind of hook and presentation are you using? you might want to look into a standard hair rig (can google how to make one if you dont know how) and use canned corn with flavored with a fruity coolaid or something like that.
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#11000175 - 07/25/15 12:57 PM Re: I need help on a legendary fish! [Re: Landon Frazier]
greentumater Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 1385
Loc: Texas
K-1 juicy tutti fruitti corn on a hair rig for grassers!

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#11008736 - 07/29/15 09:15 PM Re: I need help on a legendary fish! [Re: Landon Frazier]
yellowfinfever Offline
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Registered: 02/22/13
Posts: 18
Grassies will hit a cricket or hopper on top. You need to wait until you find it feeding because you will never make it eat. Dont worry though, they eat constantly

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#11012957 - 07/31/15 08:56 PM Re: I need help on a legendary fish! [Re: Landon Frazier]
theCARPenter Offline
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Registered: 05/12/08
Posts: 1163
Loc: Houston, Texas
Also you arent going to want to be using a log of wait/use a slip rig. You don't want your weight to drag everything down under the mud. in a small pond like this i would free line or use a small sliding weight. Sweet corn on a tiny hook will be the best unless you want to tie your own hair rigs.
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