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boomdraco

Just need he'll on finding carp as well as what bait to use in catching them. Any help is greatly appreciated.
look4fun

Go Hatzic Lake and you will see many Asians are sitting in the high chairs. Use dough as bait. You need to learn many things before you can land a fish.
look4fun

Carp fishing is never easy. Big carps are as smart as dogs. It is a waiting game and you need to be quiet.
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These are pictures taken last week.
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look4fun

Carp is good fighter and as strong as a steelhead. Carps are bony, but they taste much better than trouts.
boomdraco

Unfortunately, hatzic lake is to far away.
boomdraco

I have caught carp in osoyoos but that was during vacation. I have no car so I must get rides from my dad. Abbotsford is the farthest away I can go
look4fun

Mcdonald park in Abotsford is the place you can go. You might need to wait to April when the water temperature is getting about 12.
boomdraco

Do you mean normal bread dough, or is there a special recipe I should use??
boomdraco

All so do you know of any places relatively close to Surrey??
look4fun

Some wheat flour, some steamed corn flour, some smashed shrimp. The recipe is not important. Make sure to put your bait on their nose or right on the mud. Dont scare them away. Be quiet when you are fishing. Set your hook when the bait is in carp's mouth before the fish spits it out. you need to respond as fast as 0.1 second.
walleye76

Just wondering why when you live in one of the countries best areas as far as sport fish species goes would you want to target carp?
look4fun

Carp fishing is fun. I fish coho, steelhead too. It is just different kinds of feeling. You might want to try food, girs from different countries. This is called diversity. Lol.
walleye76

I suppose if you consider one of the fastest spreading invasive species in BC (and North America) to be "fun". Hope you catch them buy the boat load!
http://bc.ctvnews.ca/mobile/invasive-carp-could-threaten-b-c-salmon-1.930255
walleye76

http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/canada/british-columbia/quesnel-dragon-lake-trout-endangered-by-koi-infestation-1.2945523

There's some more "diversity" for you to target, I'm sure the will be "fun" too after all they are In the carp family
fetoid

If you are near Maple Ridge, I think there are carp in Sturgeon slough.
boomdraco

I'm fishing for carp because, as you said we live in one of the best fishing places in the world. Not as many people are fishing for carp as they are salmonoids. I also have very little luck catching trout or salmon.
boomdraco

And thanks for the info.
sharphooks moderator

look4fun, this is a very informative thread.........thanks for your imput. I look forward to hearing more from you.
boomdraco

Look4fun is there a special rig to use or will any bottom rig work? Thx
look4fun

To sharphooks moderator:
Thanks. I will start a new thread to talk about carp fishing.
look4fun

Float fishing for carp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSDmd52nVxA
walleye76

U have little luck catching salmon or trout but you said earlier that big carp are as smart as dogs so trout and salmon must be studying for SAT's ? I'm not bashing for fishing carp as I said I hope you catch a boat load and release none back, I'm just pointing out they are an aggressively spreading invasive species that put our native species at risk.
fossil

Common carp came here much earlier than most of us, lol. And they're definitely smart!
boomdraco

Just caught three carp about 2-3 pounds. :D
walleye76

No carp "came" here they were introduced to North American Eco systems by people. There is no carp that are a native to BC, Canada or North America for that matter. If you want to believe they aren't spreading and have no impact of native species then your either ignorant, misinformed or out right simple. As an angler in BC we should all be concerned of the effects of invasive species to our lakes, rivers and streams not just carp. I don't know about you but I for one want the fisheries we are lucky enough to be able to experience in BC to be around for my kids, thier kids and for generations to come.
BD989878

I bowfish for them at some of the lakes near Osoyoos they taste really bad even my dogs dont like them...
I just use them for compost in my backyard.
Ive sightfished them in shallow water using bread and corn but they would ignore it and the slightest touch of a hook or line they will run.You probably have a better chance catching a rainbow at Green timbers than a carp anywhere int he lower mainland.
my 2cents
cagey

Walleye76 why are you so argumentative.
You do not read the posts then attack them. The latest was saying they did not arrive here, they were introduced. Sounds like the same thing to me yet you seem to think they are different. I totally agree with your position on evasive fish. They damage more than our native fish.
Just because you feel strongly about it is no reason to take "shots" at whoever posts anything. By the way fish4fun said that carp are smart as dogs. He did not say he was having trouble catching trout or salmon, it was another poster.You lumped them together . Read more carefully. Don't ruin a good post by needlessly attacking someone.
walleye76

My mistake on that I apologies. I am not attempting to take shots or bash any one just stating facts. And there is a difference in came here or where introduced. If carp were native to any BC lakes, rivers or streams and made thier way to other major waterways through tributaries, drainage ditches etc then I would fully agree but that's not the case they were introduced (weather by negligence or purposely) and spread like weeds through out North America. I've seen first hand what effects that carp have had on native species in the St.lawerence river in the east where carp have had dramatic effects on native species spawming and returns. It's not IF they will have the same effect here it's WHEN.
cagey

As I said, I agree with you. They are a danger to the native fisheries. But, introduced/brought here are the same thing. They were not here before......you are saying the same thing. Now get out there and do your part. Catch a few hundred.
walleye76

Lol I didn't say the brought/introduced are different. They wrote CAME here which to me indicates on thier own, migrated. Not brought/introduced
bassmaster5000

I don't see why people sit here and complain so much cause this is a FISHING FORUM so that means anyone can post ANYTHING about fishing and who cares the species of fish in the few years I've been on here there has been a lot of people that always rune a thred cause there stupid comments if you have nothing good to say keep your nose out of it, and if he wants to go carp fishing who cares know one sits there and bags on people for going after Bass so why complain about carp there a fun fish to catch have caught tons of them in are off seasons along with bass sunfish crappie and trout it's called angling for a reason we should be encouraging people to fish these fish so we can start to clean are river ways back up.. Well tight lines and good luck on the waters..
walleye76

Ya heaven forbid there's any actual discussion on a forum. Lol don't worry I won't waste my time on this forum filled with no actual info anymore. Will stick to the ones that actually have threads that encourage discussion and have more then 3 replies to threads

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