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by Dan G
I’m posting this here because I was using bait (sweet corn) and a Kyogi 15 rod. A few weeks ago I finally had an opportunity to target carp, grass carp. My folks recently moved to their retirement home on a lake, which had been stocked with grass carp to control weed outgrowth. My dad had mentioned seeing carp cruising the shoreline so I suggested baiting them with sweet corn. Days later he’s texting me pictures of grass carp and I got a bit jealous!
Fast forward to this summer and I was ready with my Kyogi, a tiny float, one split shot and a carp hook Chris stocks. ... and it was on! What a blast! I caught several and had a beast break the line after an intense run.
I’ve learned to lead them side to side to wear ‘em out a bit. Also, make sure you have a long, extendable net. I would have landed the one that broke free had the net been longer. Today I’m headed back and hope to experience that again!
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” - Benjamin Franklin
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." -
Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma