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Carp Freaks

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Was just curious about who fishes for carp here? In the past I have fished mainly for trout, bass and saltwater but more and more as of late I find carp dominating much of my time.

Posted on: 2013/11/1 9:15


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I fish carp enough that I have a dedicated carp rod (9'6" 7-weight) and about five dedicated carp fly boxes. the only problem I have is actually finding them around me...there are only two places I can consistently find them, one is a large flat on the north side of a local lake and the other is a warmwater creek behind my place of employment.

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yeah i would say around 60% of my freshwater fishing is for carp. I usally use my 7wt for them and by far my favorite fish to fish for.

Posted on: 2013/11/1 14:28


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I have fly fished for carp for the last few years. There are 2 local impoundments teaming with large golden bones within a mile of my house. If I get a nice windless evening, I'm usually there hoping find some that want to play.

I used to have a 10' LLBean Orion that I used solely for carp, but now I a custom made 11' 8wt.

Posted on: 2013/11/1 17:47


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I fished for carp this whole summer on the conodoguinet creek in my back yard and I've had about 10 or so carp on my line but i only have a 5 wt rod and 6 lb tippet so they broke off every time. Im only 15 so i don't have a job to buy a new rod so this winter, I'm going to shovel a lot of drive ways and buy a rod dedicated to carp in the spring! Once i get that rod, I'll probably fully dedicate my time to fly fishing for carp and smallmouths.

Posted on: 2013/11/2 17:04


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After 30+ years of flyfishing, this summer was the first that I ever fly fished for carp. I use a 9' 8 wt. outfit that I bought last winter. I learned a lot, got into tying carp flies and gained a lot of respect for these very spooky fish. I think I only managed to catch 7 or 8 carp this season but am already looking forward to next summer. I ran out of time this summer and didn't even get to fish some spots I located that I know have some big carp. I really enjoyed getting out there just as the sun was starting to rise and fishing for those "mudding" carp. Carpin' is a blast!

Posted on: 2013/11/2 23:48


Re: Carp Freaks

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You have some good carpin' waters out your way John. Mill Creek is a 'hot spot'!

Posted on: 2013/11/3 9:27


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Have any of you guys got any carp out of the conodoguinet?

Posted on: 2013/11/3 9:38


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^not me...not exactly in my area. I've taken carp from:

Lackawanna River
Tunkhannock Creek
Bowmans Creek
Gardners Creek
Lackawanna Lake
NB Susquehanna River
Duryea Sand Pits

Posted on: 2013/11/3 13:11
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Re: Carp Freaks

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wgmiller wrote:
You have some good carpin' waters out your way John. Mill Creek is a 'hot spot'!


You got it Geo! Most of the carp I caught were taken in Mill Creek. I have a lot of water to explore yet, but I really enjoy scoping out some new turf. The last carp I got into was definitely the biggest fish I stuck all year. He took off on that first reel screamin' death run and when I tried to apply some side pressure to turn him I left my crayfish fly and tippet hanging in him. A clinch knot on my 2X tippet failed at my tippet ring. Lesson learned..... Always retie that tippet knot on each outing before starting to fish. The devil is in the details when carpin' too! Mill Creek is a great carp fishery. Lots of fun!

Posted on: 2013/11/3 13:39


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flyfish1998 wrote:
Have any of you guys got any carp out of the conodoguinet?


Yep - it's an excellent carp river (or creek). I'm not a big carp guy but do target them from time to time. My biggest carp on a fly was a fish from the Connie.

Posted on: 2013/11/3 16:14


Re: Carp Freaks

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Sweet! I'll have to do a lot more "carping" in the connie then!

Posted on: 2013/11/3 17:24


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just a question about carping. in the spring I notice the carp get aggressive in a spot I fish for shad. do the carp get aggressive in the spring due to spawning? and if so how do you go about catching them? never really threw the fly at them did hook one once but didn't land it. they put up a nice fight might have to give it a shot this spring.

Posted on: 2013/11/5 16:54


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just a question about carping. in the spring I notice the carp get aggressive in a spot I fish for shad. do the carp get aggressive in the spring due to spawning? and if so how do you go about catching them? never really threw the fly at them did hook one once but didn't land it. they put up a nice fight might have to give it a shot this spring.


I would not doubt it as the carp I fish for go ape crazy every year when the crappie spawn.

Posted on: 2013/11/5 17:29


Re: Carp Freaks

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Never targetted them. Caught one fishing for smallies in Lake Wallenpaupack back in september. It was small, maybe 15-16 inches but it put up a hell of a fight on a 6wt with 5x tippet.

Definitely going to fish for them more come spring.

Posted on: 2013/11/5 18:14



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