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#11136128 - 09/29/15 10:04 PM Ultra Light Tackle For Common Carp
SharkBaitTV Offline
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Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 853
Loc: Texas, Earth, Milkey Way


just some good light tackle fun with the family, 4 pound line vs some good size common carp. we used sweet corn for bait with with small hooks a little split shot. i chum the area and fish a few rods in the area i chum. we landed 5 carp today in about 2 hours on the water

Not All Who Wander Are Lost...

#11136392 - 09/30/15 06:09 AM Re: Ultra Light Tackle For Common Carp [Re: SharkBaitTV]
greentumater Offline
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Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 1385
Loc: Texas
Great fun for the whole family!Theoretically you could catch 30lb+ monster carp on such a setup. In general they are played with just a few pounds of pressure.In reality though usually the strength of most knots break at about half the test rating of the line. In a snag free area I've often thought of an ultra lite setup with 20 pound braid for fun with the big ones. Nice job! flehan

#11138923 - 10/01/15 09:54 AM Re: Ultra Light Tackle For Common Carp [Re: SharkBaitTV]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Nice post! coolio Carp on a super fighting fish! boxing Love catching them on the Ultra Light! cheers

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#11159391 - 10/12/15 01:39 PM Re: Ultra Light Tackle For Common Carp [Re: SharkBaitTV]
Smithaven Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1818
Loc: Hurst, Texas
I catch a few on ultralight tackle with 10 pound test braid. If you net them you should be able to land anything up to 10 pounds or so. The ones I lose are trying to land them when I forget my net.
Seventy years of chasing the elusive sunfish.

#11159900 - 10/12/15 05:59 PM Re: Ultra Light Tackle For Common Carp [Re: SharkBaitTV]
uncle_bagster Online   content
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Registered: 01/12/07
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I've always had good luck using corn for bait. I've landed a lot of smaller channels on it, too.


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