Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tips & Tricks : Bowfishing

When shooting larger Carp , always have someone with another bow for a backup shot, or at least a gaff. Most large fish are lost at the boat. Connor Hankinson
Know your bow! Aiming low is a rule of thumb, but for longer shots you will need to compensate for the trajectory of your arrow (how far it drops). This is different for every bow. Jonah Powell - River Bottom Outdoors
When shooting grass carp, aim behind the gills because there is a rock hard plate that covers their head, you have a much better chance of full penetration if you don't shoot this. Tyler Gerber -back country bowfishing
When you go bowfishing, take a friend or someone new to the sport. Your friend can back you up on a second shot if you miss or shoot the second fish. They love to travel together in schools. If you can't get

Thursday, May 24, 2012

How To Make Carp Baits - Boilies And Dough Baits The Easy Quick Way!

You may not have considered making your own successful -homemade' fishing bait, before - but there is a very simple and easy -short-cut' that ANYONE can use! * Many fishing bait companies especially here in the UK, supply proprietary bait -base mixes.' These are just a combination of dry powders that by testing and fishing trials have been proven to catch fish very well and consistently. When mixed with simply water or eggs, they will bind together and roll into bait balls well, and are designed to make highly productive boilies too.

 These -base mixes' are absolutely ideal for a beginner to use, (with great confidence,) to start making

A Fishing Report On Carp Fishing Basics

Interestingly carp is a term that refers to all the fresh water fishes as a whole. This fishing report will help you to get some basic idea about carp fishing. Mostly these types of fishes are found on European ad Asian waters. But other parts of world also sport carps though with mixed results. According to their availability and patters carps can be of various types and those are discussed below:

 First of all the pattern that comes in mind is the common carp which is also known as European carp. In most of the cases these fishes are found in Asia & Eastern Europe. Silver Carp is also a variety which is a bit difficult to get a hold on.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Grass Carp Fishing Tips

This page lists many quick tips and ideas that can help in any carp fishing situation from tactics to making your fishing more comfortable. New carp fishing tips will be added to this list at regular intervals so be sure to bookmark this page.
  1. Try to limit the use of fishmeal boilies when fishing over silt. Fishmeal boilies can take on the smells of the surrounding lake bed, this can over power the nice smell of the bait and cause it to become less attractive to carp.
  2. Never pull lead towards you when casting on hard gravel unless using rig foam, dragging hook along gravel will blunt point making it hard to set into carp lip.

Grass Carp Informations

Country of Origin: Originally, grass carp are native to large rivers in Asia, ranging from the Amur River in China and Siberia, as well as south of the West River in China and Thailand. 
History: The grass carp is thought to have been first released in Arkansas reservoirs during the 1960s with the hope that it would control prolific plant growth. Because the animal's ferocious appetite and this method of aquatic plant control was successful until the mid 1980s.
Intended Use: Grass carp were introduced as a method of control for aquatic plant populations.
Mode of Invasion:
Grass carp have been legally introduced into at least 35 states.  Most of these introductions have been the introduction of triploid (sterile) grass carp into ponds and small reservoirs;

Grass carp ( Ctenopharyngodon idella)

Species and Origin: The grass carp, or white amur, is a very large fish in the minnow family (Cyprinidae). The body is torpedo shaped with moderately large scales, while the head has no scales. They are silver to olive in color. The adults consume aquatic plants and can weigh up to 70 pounds. It is native to southeastern Russia and northwestern China and was brought to Arkansas in the 1960s to control aquatic plants in reservoirs and aquaculture farms.
Impacts: Their herbivorous feeding can dramatically reduce aquatic vegetation and they can harm water quality by increasing phosphorus levels.
Status: Wild populations of these fish exist in many waters of the United States. No populations are known to be in Minnesota, although individual fish have been caught in state border waters such as the Mississippi River below the Twin Cities and Okamanpeedan Lake on the Minnesota-Iowa border. In 2006, a commercial fisherman caught a large grass carp in the St. Croix River (see photo).