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Carp 101 - The First 2 Weeks
07-25-2013, 12:55 PM
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RE: Carp 101 - The First 2 Weeks
I was at several spots at the Bluffs yesterday too bad I didn't run into you. Let me know next time you are heading out. So you suspect those were gobi and not carp? Based on the surfacing bubbles and after reading your guide I was certain it was carp nibbling, but perhaps not. Personally I prefer the feedback a float offers. If it doesn't present the bait in an unfavorable manner or otherwise result in less bites I would prefer to use it.
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07-25-2013, 01:34 PM
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RE: Carp 101 - The First 2 Weeks
(07-25-2013 12:55 PM)alex_fish Wrote:  I was at several spots at the Bluffs yesterday too bad I didn't run into you. Let me know next time you are heading out. So you suspect those were gobi and not carp? Based on the surfacing bubbles and after reading your guide I was certain it was carp nibbling, but perhaps not. Personally I prefer the feedback a float offers. If it doesn't present the bait in an unfavorable manner or otherwise result in less bites I would prefer to use it.

The right bubbles can be hard to differentiate at the boat launch. I've been there during super clear water clarity and seen bubbles that look perfectly like carp but when you look down they are not to be seen. Carp bubbles are very small, spout up like a stream and linger on the surface for a long while before popping. A stream of bubbles that you can follow and gauge a fish's direction is a true sign of carp.

I go to the bluffs at least 3-4 days a week. Say hello if you see me, I'm usually wearing sunglasses and a raptors hat and definitely look like I know what I'm doing (I probably don't though LOL :coolSmile

Also, the reason I don't use floats as well is because carp aren't timid when they commit to a hit. If my rod dips and shakes it doesn't matter, I'm not touching it until my drag runs and that fish takes off. That's how you carp fish Wink
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08-09-2013, 09:27 PM
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RE: Carp 101 - The First 2 Weeks
Great article! Can beat corn for carp bait.
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