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grassonfly 06-17-2011 08:17 PM

grass carp on fly
 
Many fishermen have seen grass carp cruising in the shallow areas of ponds and lakes but few have attempted to catch them. It took me a week to catch my first carp and i wanna share with everyone how to catch one of these monsters
The grass carp or the white amur run up to 40 pounds in my lakes so they are a great fight. you can chum with bread but the easiest way to catch them is with a small white fly. i used a popper when the carp are cruising or feeding just cast it about 3-5 feet in front of them and they will surface and eat for fly and then hold on. I have heard they fight similar to a redfish but i cant say because ive never caught a redfish. well goodluck

http://s1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa407/guitardude123e/?action=view&current=image4.jpg&newest=1

click on the carp on fly words to see picture

chicagojohn 06-17-2011 08:41 PM

Re: grass carp on fly
 
Nice fish! Carp fishing has exploded up in the Great Lakes region. Guided trip options are popping up everwhere. It would be interesting to post pictures of the flies you use while catching the grass carp.

I certainly need to begin fishing for carp more often. Grass carp are certainly fun to catch. I have seen them hit mepps spinners in addition to flies.

Golf courses are a great place to fish for grass carp since they are routinely stocked in ponds allowing superintendents to collect grass clippings while mowing fairways without having to disperse the clippings in the rough.

If fishing for grass carp on a golf course (with tears in your eyes, trying to become the Master's Champion), you may need to search out flies containing "A Cross of Kentucky Bluegrass, Featherbed Bent, and Northern California Sensimilla." :D

milt spawn 06-17-2011 10:10 PM

Re: grass carp on fly
 
Carl Spackler told me it is illegal to even target grass carp in CA, not sure about other states, but "Spackler Bent" is legal with a 213 card. milt.

mcnerney 06-18-2011 09:54 AM

Re: grass carp on fly
 
Nice fish, congrats! I have yet to try fly fishing for Carp, but this sure gets me motivated!

Larry

missouriflies 01-17-2012 02:34 PM

Re: grass carp on fly
 
I catch these all the time here in St. Louis, MO. I run a website and sell flies for carp, catfish, freshwater drum etc. It's not unusual to see fish in the 4ft range. if anyone needs flies for grass carp check out my site

grassonfly 01-17-2012 02:38 PM

Re: grass carp on fly
 
which of the flys do you recommend for grass carp? the pellet?

missouriflies 01-17-2012 02:46 PM

Re: grass carp on fly
 
I primarily use 3 flies in this order #1 Black ops #2 Crayfish #3 pellet

grassonfly 01-17-2012 03:05 PM

Re: grass carp on fly
 
you should post a how to in the fly tying section for these flies.

missouriflies 01-17-2012 03:16 PM

Re: grass carp on fly
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by grassonfly (Post 380797)
you should post a how to in the fly tying section for these flies.

you can check out my youtube channel

or my videos page

chuck s 01-25-2012 06:46 PM

Re: grass carp on fly
 
[QUOTE=grassonfly;272782]Many fishermen have seen grass carp cruising in the shallow areas of ponds and lakes but few have attempted to catch them. It took me a week to catch my first carp and i wanna share with everyone how to catch one of these monsters
The grass carp or the white amur run up to 40 pounds in my lakes so they are a great fight. you can chum with bread but the easiest way to catch them is with a small white fly. i used a popper when the carp are cruising or feeding just cast it about 3-5 feet in front of them and they will surface and eat for fly and then hold on. I have heard they fight similar to a redfish but i cant say because ive never caught a redfish. well goodluck

carp on fly picture by guitardude123e - Photobucket

Grassies and the Common Carp are two very different beasts! Grass Flies work especially near golf courses or drainage ponds where they cut the grass. Here's a great article right down there near you in South Florida. Learn when the Ficus Berries fall and have your flies ready:
Fly Fishing - Miami Florida Fly Fishing: Peacock Bass & Grass Carp, A Berry Good Time!


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