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ok so i was fishing today and i was fishing the bootem . so i was fising with a lure on my other pole. and my tight line pole started moveing a litte so i put down pole 2# and keep waching pole 1# well something gave it a jurk and then let go. but just a little jurk just enuff to tighten the slake and take like 2 inchs of line. 1 sec later it just stopps and nothing is there . this whent on the hole time on and off. and some times millameter by millameter something would take line slowly then let up. do i need sharper hooks? biger or smaller hooks? was it just a fish hitting the line in the water? what do you think?
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Re: [Jordan5] weird In reply to
It appears that you are fishing for something that needs a little more attention to the line. Some species of fish, especially Bass, can engulf something, swim off with it and spit it out in less than a second.

If that rod was in your hand at the time, you would not have missed the strike. Sometimes it is better to only fish 1 rod and keep it in your hands at all times so that you can feel the sensitivity of what is going on the other side of the line.Cool


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Re: [tubeN2] weird In reply to
thats how the walleye and crappie act around here. they are much more shy about hitting bait, they will take a quick shot at it and spit it out almost right away if they dont like what they feel. you cant really bobber fish for them and expect them to hook themselves.
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Re: [straight6pwr] weird In reply to
Might have been crawfish too, thats how they pic you bait off the hook
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Re: [tubeN2] weird In reply to
well you where rite i whent to day and payed a lot more attenshion to just one pole. i got a nice size carp.
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Oh yeah. Crappie are like that. You can usually only feel a lick tick on the line and then it's too late.Cool


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Way to go. Now you have just learned a new trick to use. Over time you will learn the feeding characteristics of different types of fish.Cool


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It's pretty cool that you figured it out and you caught it, unless of course, you were the carp.

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I think you might have a pesky crawdad. they grab the hook and try to carry it off and every time you try to set the hook you miss.

I found if you are fishing vertical and this happens you can at a steady pace, not fast and not slow crank them up and you will find them hanging on with a claw. I did this one night over the side of a bridge.... I ended up with a dozen big enough to pass for baby lobster.

I guess the better question is what genneral location are you fishing and is it river or lake? time of day might also help. but with the info I have now crawdad would be my best guess.


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Re: [DJFISHS2XS] weird In reply to
I should have read down a little more, I agree with you on the first day with the crawdads, carp tend to make a big run when they hit. I see a lot of poles every year get sucked in to the drink in a split second when they are not under constant servalance and some one being ready to grab them in an instant.

gobi also feed the same way as crawdads, nible nible tug tug.... and nothing on the end of the line including the bait. thier mouths are so small the biggest bite would be hard to swallow a number 8 hook.


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Re: [davetclown] weird In reply to
Most carp I've caught have been nibblers (My word for fish that just 'tap' your line a little). Walleye, and pearch too. Never even thought of angling for crawdads. Also, some smaller fish will feel like a nibbler, even when they're hopelessly hooked. I've pulled my line in many times after a steady stream of nibblings and no hook-ups, only to find a 5-6" pike stuck to my hook...
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when I target carp, and they are fun to fish for, I use a dogh ball so they will actualy swallow it, "not to worry because the still only get lip hooked because the ball slides back out and the hook gets caught because the carp closes its mouth...

the poke in the mouth sends the carp running because beleive it or not, carp are skiddish just like every other kind of fish.


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Carp = Fresh water bonefish
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We also call the carp BugleMouthBass or Hillbilly Trout.Cool


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when i fish for carp should i always try and use trible hooks? are they a must?

i know i should put this ? in the carp form but i didnt want to open a new topic for a little ? like that.
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Re: [Jordan5] weird In reply to
A treble hook is not mandatory to fish for carp. It is better when using certain baits like bread balls or dough baits.

You can also use the dough hooks. They are a treble hook with a spring on it. The spring help keep the dough on the hook.

Sometimes, carp will hit on corn. In that case, I will use a #6 Owner Mosquito hook. They are thin and sharp. The corn covers the hook so that they cannot see any part of it.

Some of our members here, fish for carp with a fly rod. You can see there are many different styles of fishing for them.

Your carp questions are welcome here but encouraged on the carp board.Cool


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Re: [Jordan5] weird In reply to
Here's something to concider , your line .
I have found by going to a lighter test I can see and feel the hits a little better than a heavier line .
Lighter line also means turning your reel drag down a bit , a small sacrifice but more hook ups will be made .





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Re: [lonehunter] weird In reply to
what lb test u talkin about ?
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Well , I fish a lot of steelhead and salmon on 6# test line but the rod reel and line have to be set just right to do so , those fish start at 12 lbs. and run up to 30 lbs .
It depends on your rod you fish with , most have the size of line they are built for listed on the rod blank for best casting performance . Lure weights should be listed as well on the blank , try to stay as close as possible to those guidelines and you will have a maximum preforming rod .
Next make shure your reel will take that size line . Some reels will only handle spacific line diameters , oversized lines will perform poorley and undersized lines will recive damage . If you don't have the papers for the reel the info can easily be found by using the Google link on our site to find the reels manufacturing website .
What model stick are you using and what kind of reel ?
I'll see what can work out for your set-up .





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Re: [lonehunter] weird In reply to
ok thanks