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#1365033 - 06/12/09 01:40 PM Re: Grass Carp [Re: showmehorns]
Zeek
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I caught (well hooked) one last year my goodness those things look slow and lazy when they just float there but put a hook in their mouths an the fight is on!
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#1365669 - 06/13/09 06:32 AM Re: Grass Carp [Re: Zeek]
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I foul hooked one that would go at least 60 pounds a few years ago in a pond we fish in every once in a while.
He was hooked on the rear portion of his back.
I pulled him all the way across the pond (75 yards) twice and when he got to the bank he would simply swim away.
Couldn't do anything with him.
I let man reel him back across a few times till he got tired too.
Finally got ahold of him and the hook came out.
Amazing.
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#1365741 - 06/13/09 08:11 AM Re: Grass Carp [Re: RUGER]
gil1
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I really don't know what bait they would take, but I've taken them on flies that look like crawfish and big aquatic insects (dragonfly nymphs). I've also caught a couple small ones on a fly that looks like algae.

I used to travel to KY to fish a pond full of grassies for a carp on the fly tournament. Grassies would hang out in the clear shallows where I could sight-fish for them with flies. This tactic only worked for about 15 minutes as the sun was coming up before they would see me and blow out of there. After that, there was no sight-fishing, so I would have to drive all the way back to Nashville after only 15 minutes of fishing. The owners of the pond would not allow me to fish for bass or bluegill or anything but carp, so I had to leave at around 5:30 am.

It's amazing the things I've done to try to catch a dern carp!

I caught this one on the pictured Whitlock's Near Nuff Crayfish.



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#1366755 - 06/14/09 04:55 PM Re: Grass Carp [Re: showmehorns]
Happy Birthday J Hartman
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if you can see them, and you plan on keeping them, just go to walmart and get the biggest trable hook they got and ""snag"" the things... For catch and release, the strike king bitsy minnow will catch anything... (in the right color of course)
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#1366829 - 06/14/09 06:22 PM Re: Grass Carp [Re: Camp]
WestTn Huntin'man
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 Originally Posted By: Camp
French fries? Raw or cooked?

I've always used cooked.
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#1367795 - 06/15/09 11:13 AM Re: Grass Carp [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
4onaside
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Gil, don't want to hijack my own thread, but the Near Nuff Crayfish looks like it would be the greatest stream smallie fly of all time! I did pretty good a couple of weekends ago in southern Missouri using a rebel crickhopper (as a crank bait) and a black and blue tube jig. I suppose I was brain dead for not using a rebel teeny crawfish, which I had expressly bought for that trip.
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#1367945 - 06/15/09 01:15 PM Re: Grass Carp [Re: 4onaside]
gil1
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Yes, the Near Nuff is pretty versatile and works on smallies. It rides hook up so it doesn't snag as much.

Oooh, I love Crickhoppers, especially on small streams (cricks, duh!). Talk about a lure with some action!

I use black and blue tubes and other plastics a lot. I'm not sure why the fish like that color, but they do. I've started adding a little red to my arsenal mostly just because a dude who catches a ton of fish told me to. I'm convinced it works.
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#1369677 - 06/16/09 05:14 PM Re: Grass Carp [Re: gil1]
4onaside
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You know, on the tubes, I was really looking for either solid black or solid brown, as in crawfish, but could find neither at my friendly walmart store(nor anyplace else that was convenient). I read in a Missouri publication that the black body, blue tail tubes were good for smallmouth, and at 96 cents a package at the Waltons, that is my speed. And the info was good. So, occasionally you can believe something that you read.
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