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Carp/Buffalo in the creeks #14349976 04/22/22 06:03 PM
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In my area, I found a creek. It is narrow, but deep. I can easily see some large fish swimming around, sucking in something. I assume that they are buffalo, if not carp. They are dark colored, almost black, and the way they are sucking in with their mouth, I assume they are buffaloes.

To catch them, I am think of using corn or white bread plainly on the hook. And a spinning reel with at least 20 pound test braid, to be able to have control in such tight spaces and around many structures, and due to their size. I think this fishing scenario have the possibility of becoming like a close quarters hand to fin combat. Is this the right way to go, or am I missing something?

What rod will be best for this? My guess would be around 7 foot rod in medium heavy with fast or moderate tip, to be able to handle at least 10 pound buffaloes and be able to cast corn or bread bait. Maybe a rod rated for 15-20 line?

What about a float? Should I have one? And what type and size hook to use? My guess for hook is a size 1 baitholder or octopus hook.

Any input is appreciated.

Re: Carp/Buffalo in the creeks [Re: QuirkyCarp2000] #14350080 04/22/22 08:19 PM
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using corn or white bread plainly on the hook. And a spinning reel with at least 20 pound test braid-yes

7 foot medium heavy with fast or moderate tip-yes

Fish on the bottom with no float. Chum the area with some canned corn. Use maybe a small size 6 not a 6/0 hook. Put a few kernels of corn on the hook with as light a weight as you can depending on the current. Bread works the same way. Squeeze a small bread ball onto the hook, leaving the hook tip exposed.

Re: Carp/Buffalo in the creeks [Re: QuirkyCarp2000] #14350663 04/23/22 04:58 PM
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Thank you for your response. So maybe a few split shots 6 inches before the hook to get it on the bottom and for casting distance?

Also, can a floatbe used if they are feeding higher in the water column?

Re: Carp/Buffalo in the creeks [Re: QuirkyCarp2000] #14350674 04/23/22 05:18 PM
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You can try a float for sure.

Re: Carp/Buffalo in the creeks [Re: QuirkyCarp2000] #14351341 04/24/22 05:50 PM
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They may be buffalo, but could also be freshwater drum. Try corn and bread, but also throw out an earthworm or a minnow. Once you know what they are for sure, you can settle in on the correct bait.

Re: Carp/Buffalo in the creeks [Re: QuirkyCarp2000] #14351428 04/24/22 08:06 PM
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My carp rigs are the 29.95 Shakespeare Catfish spinning combo from Academy, or Walmart. It's an Orange spinning reel with a gray and orange rod. I have them strung with 20 lb Berkley Big Game mono. I do packbaits with a small circle hook, for bottom fishing, or a slip cork with that pink stuff that looks like little marshmallows for surface action.

Re: Carp/Buffalo in the creeks [Re: Curt0407] #14353824 04/27/22 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Curt0407
using corn or white bread plainly on the hook. And a spinning reel with at least 20 pound test braid-yes

7 foot medium heavy with fast or moderate tip-yes

Fish on the bottom with no float. Chum the area with some canned corn. Use maybe a small size 6 not a 6/0 hook. Put a few kernels of corn on the hook with as light a weight as you can depending on the current. Bread works the same way. Squeeze a small bread ball onto the hook, leaving the hook tip exposed.



^^YEP^^

Re: Carp/Buffalo in the creeks [Re: QuirkyCarp2000] #14363247 05/09/22 01:34 PM
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Did you ever get back out there and find out what you are dealing with in that creek?

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