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Carp Fishing Secrets

Updated on July 30, 2009
Big Carp Hooked And Jumping
Big Carp Hooked And Jumping

Frustrating as it can be at times carp fishing is one of the best things on earth. No other sport I know can give you the thrills and excitement of Carp Fishing. When that giant carp takes the bait and runs with it chills run down my spine and when I set the hook and feel the explosion as the carp starts the fight of his life you know that you have just been hooked as well.

Hooked on carp fishing that is and the pursuit of carp fishing will probably with you for the rest of your life. You may even start to dream about that huge carp and what you can get him to bite and what it will feel like when you have him on the end of the line. If you've ever been there you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't then you need to find a carp pond and find out what your missing.

If you go carp fishing and find the carp feeding on top don't cast your bait directly on top of the feeding carp. Instead cast away from them and reel your bait back into them. And if you've picked the right bait that big carp just may take your bait and you will be in for the fight of your life.

If you go carp fishing in a place where you can pre bait a hole for a few days to get the carp to feeding on a regular basis and then when you cast in a baited hook hopefully the carp will be used to feeding there and it will take your bait and maybe just maybe you'll catch that big carp that you'll remember for a lifetime. One good thing to bait you up a carp hole with is to fill cut off ladies hose with dry dog food soaked in strawberry jello and you tie the top of the hose off with twine and throw it in attached to a line so you can pull it back in. The carp will be attracted to the area and you may just catch that big carp you've been waiting on all your life.

You can also if you have a hole you can be sure no one else will fish for a few days simply throw in a few big hands of dog food every few days to get the carp to feeding and interested and then when your ready you throw in that baited hook and wait for that big carp to suck in the bait and the fight will be on.

My World Secret Carp Bait

1 Pound of Peanut Butter

2 Large Boxes Strawberry Jello

1 Box Fruity Pebbles

1 Large Loaf of Bread

1/4 Cup Vanillia Flavoring

You want to mix up everything well together and you want to only add enough water to make it slightly wet. You want it just wet enough that you can make a ball out of your bait that will stay on a hook. When you fish with this bait give it enough time for the strawberry jello and vanilla flavoringĀ  to start drifting off into the water and that big carp will be attracted and take the bait. This bait works perfect for big carp and I have also caught some huge catfish with it.

Post your comments, tips, and questions about carp fishing. Post your comments now.

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    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      5 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks for the post. I've had great success using peanut butter.

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      brian barber 

      5 years ago

      i recently caught a 26 pounder off of a peanut butter sandwich

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      Steven wood 

      6 years ago

      will sugar bread and peanut butter catch a carp????

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      7 years ago from East Coast , United States

      It could possibly hurt some delicate lake eco systems but most lakes where this is done are basically carp and catfish lakes and baiting in them is a common practice. Not really sure if its going to hurt anything in them. But I can understand your concerns.

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      7 years ago from Colorado

      I'm really not a huge bait fisherman of this type because throwing dog food and other non-natural ingredients into our lakes only furthers the degradation of our natural ecosystems and natural fish species. I'll be the first to admit that carp are a huge problem in our waterways, but there are much better methods to catching these fish. I've always had great luck catching carp on artificial flies. Overall good hub though.

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      8 years ago

      i have been carp fishing for years over in the uk. i also do quiet a few trips to france. i cannot advise you to do this enough!!! fantastic fun

      i also recommend the book attached

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      Carp Fishing Rigs 

      8 years ago

      Those first two paragraphs sent a tingle up my spine. Some good tips included here too - can't wait to get back on the water and hunting those carp!

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      8 years ago

      I'm one of the greatest carp fisherman there is. just get some bread and make a small ball on ur hook and cast it out their. garuntee u will have fun!!! its easeir than you think to hook a carp. you just got to out smart them

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      8 years ago

      it is carp seson in delawear

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      8 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

      I live in Arizona, and it's a great place for carp fishing. All of our urban lakes are loaded with huge grass carp (White Amur). You can see them in the water swimming in schools of 6-8 fish and they are all 30+ inches! They are very hard to hook and they spook easy. Maybe this great information will help me to catch one. Thanks!

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      Carp Fishing Bait 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for the great carp dough bait recipe. My husband and daughters will love trying this on their next fishing trip.

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      Greg Matson 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for your world beating recipe, i gave it a try to it certainly worked for me, tahnks for the heads up.

      Great Post.


    • wvbelcher profile image


      9 years ago

      To keep the bait on the hook just use some sewing thread. Works very well and also keeps you from throwing the bait off during casting.

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      Carp Fishing Tackle 

      9 years ago

      I use my own dough bait by mixing 2:1 flour to cornmeal or Bisquick to cornmeal, then mix with water or milk until a dough ball forms, cover and put in your refrigerator until you go fishing. Sometimes I add egg.

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      The Fisherman 

      9 years ago

      That is a great picture of a jumping carp!!

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      9 years ago

      My secert carp bait is ...

      1 cup of grits

      1/2 cup of oats

      Yellow food coloring

      4 tablespoons honey

      1/4 cup sugar

      Flour until way wanted

      1 tablespoon vanilla

      Mix every thing toghther, a gradually add in harm water until wanted thickness


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