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Water surface question #12538832
12/15/17 01:45 AM
12/15/17 01:45 AM
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At a place I go to all the time I see carp tailing at the surface in < 3 feet of water when the wind is calm and the surface is smooth.

Unfortunately, I didnít have carp bait or equipment to target them on those days.

Iíve tried fishing for them on a day with waves rolling in and then today with just little half foot waves and no luck either day.

Do carp not like waves and move deeper by any chance? Maybe waves muddy up the bottom too much? The bottom is short grass and weeds < 6 inches tall.

Maybe itís my bait too. Iíve always heard Wheaties, Big Red, and bread is great but not from what I see. I added some brown sugar to help it clump together. I donít think that would turn them off.

Iím gonna make it a point to carry my carp gear with me every time I go. hammer


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Re: Water surface question [Re: Tommar] #12538910
12/15/17 02:50 AM
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Try simple things like a little wad of white bread or yellow corn. Should do just fine.


If the fish don't bite your not baiting right...
Re: Water surface question [Re: Tommar] #12540968
12/17/17 02:08 PM
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a dumpster at white rock lak...
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as far as water calmness .......i will not go carp fishing with the intent to land one when the water is calm ,i go to relax and get out in nature .i have never had a good day in calm water that i can remember . the rough water is better for me at least . i may have to go with heavier leads for bite detection tho . i have always heard from fishing over 40 years oxygenated water = fish bite ... still water = less oxygen .also i have gone to lakes when you see fish coming up often to surface and cant get a bite . in my opinion time of day has alot more to do than anything else .if you can figure out that you should be able to catch at that particular area any time you go out . keep in mind bite times change thru out the yr ... right now my times are from 1 to 4 pm


P.B. Carp ....29 lbs .... P.B. Buffalo 34.4
Re: Water surface question [Re: Tommar] #12541708
12/18/17 02:29 AM
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Thanks guys.


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