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Carp fishing lake Palistine #12576973
01/13/18 08:45 PM
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I am going to start fishing for carp at lake Palestine what type of baits and what are some good locations I manly fish at the village marina

Re: Carp fishing lake Palistine [Re: tpvegas2213] #12577967
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Can't go wrong with good ole can corn. It's a great bait to start the carp addiction. Once you dive in there are many Euro style baits and techniques to use that work great. Search this forum for great threads on different styles and baits.

Re: Carp fishing lake Palistine [Re: tpvegas2213] #12578252
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Can corn is a good place to start, for bait and chum .

Re: Carp fishing lake Palistine [Re: tpvegas2213] #12579297
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Chum and they will come me personally I always look for carp activity before I start fishing


Psalm:91

Quote on the wildman" They Said he'd eat the hair off of a man's head when he was hungry
and squeeze the water out of rocks when he was thirsty"
Re: Carp fishing lake Palistine [Re: Wildman of the navidad] #12580157
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Originally Posted By: Wildman of the navidad
Chum and they will come me personally I always look for carp activity before I start fishing





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Re: Carp fishing lake Palistine [Re: tpvegas2213] #12584580
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What type of line do you recommend for the mane line and leader

Re: Carp fishing lake Palistine [Re: tpvegas2213] #12585181
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Originally Posted By: tpvegas2213
What type of line do you recommend for the mane line and leader

Not an easy question.
Some personal ideas:

1) color: does not matter in most cases. But if you are looking for the most "invisible" color, it is RED, not green or brown. Red is the closest color to fluorocarbon line.

2) power: depends on your (1)setup, and (2)style. There is some schema in place:
rod 2.5 lb - main line 8 lb
rod 3.0 lb - main line 10 lb
rod 3.5 lb - main line 12 lb
But it is only about the power necessary to BRINGIG FISH HOME.
If you need to cast huge load of chum, you often have to use shock leader, and some good people are using 50' shock leader up to 50 lb!!
Now standard dilemma braid vs mono. I started with mono, but in some (well... many) cases braid works for me, too. The thing is: IMO braid is for lazy people ))) And I sure am one of them time to time. With mono, you have to be real attentive to it's integrity. Pro anglers recommend to change it every trip. I'm just checking line's status, and carefully review last 20' - 50' to cut off damaged piece, and re-tie setup. And here is the thing: if this line needs to be replaced, and I often don't have time, I just switch to a second spool which is spooled with 30lb braid. This "emergency" spool works for years )))) Yes, I have a second spool for every reel, and I have this emergency spool on me every trip.

3) leader: It should be some huge text here, but you have to decide this part for yourself. My last 5 trips I was using 6 lb fluoro, but I also have pre-tied leaders made of 50 lb braid. I think, your leader will be somewhere in between, too ))

4) couple of non-orthodox ideas.
4.1) First, it is about the main mono line. I was using real many of them... just to pick my favorite - Big Game. Amazing line! And sure one of the cheapest, too!
4.2) If I know I'm going to place with a real hard rocky bottom and must be prepared for possible scratches on line, I tie 50'-100' of abrasive-resistant line like Maxima Ivory, P-Line CXX, or even Ande (lines usually considered as a saltwater lines). Those lines are too stiff for a spinning reel, and you don't want them to sit on your reel longer than it is necessary. Remember that braided are not good when you need a real abrasive resistance. Tie this leader to braided, too.
4.3) Every line has it's own "best" knots. Use the right knot!


Good luck!


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Carp total 2019/2018: 15/363
Cats total 2019/2018: 0/18
Turtles 2019/2018: 0/35
Other 2018 numbers:
Rod+reel lost to carp 1
Rod+reel lost recovered (with fish on) 1
Re: Carp fishing lake Palistine [Re: Wildman of the navidad] #12586558
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Probably a dumb question to ask, but I too am looking at getting in to carp fishing. What exactly are you looking for whenever you say "carp activity"
Originally Posted By: Wildman of the navidad
Chum and they will come me personally I always look for carp activity before I start fishing


FISH - An animal that grows the fastest between the time it’s caught and the time the fisherman describes it to his friends
Re: Carp fishing lake Palistine [Re: tpvegas2213] #12587821
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Carp activity
1) Carp jump. Especially in the early morning hours.
2) Not always jump, may simply show up, show a tail or a fin
3) If the bottom is rather soft and there is some food like roots or worms accessible for carp, you often may see lines of bubbles as carp is digging something from the bottom
I think, those 3 are most common.
Forgot to say: don't try to reach jumping fish. It will jump on one spot, but eat on another in most cases. Bubbles though are clear sign that carp is in a mood to eat.


Light tackle carp fishing vet.
Carp total 2019/2018: 15/363
Cats total 2019/2018: 0/18
Turtles 2019/2018: 0/35
Other 2018 numbers:
Rod+reel lost to carp 1
Rod+reel lost recovered (with fish on) 1
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