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i went out tonight and got 3 28"+ carp on floating rapalas that i would cast past the floating school, reel in till it was on front of them, wait till it was a foot under than wham the drag would screeeeaammm.. anyone have any other techniques for getting floating carp??

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i went out tonight and got 3 28"+ carp on floating rapalas that i would cast past the floating school, reel in till it was on front of them, wait till it was a foot under than wham the drag would screeeeaammm.. anyone have any other techniques for getting floating carp??

Yes, I pull my bow back, and let um have it! laugh

Sometime I get lucky and get two on one arrow.

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Yes, I pull my bow back, and let um have it! laugh

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That is my favorite way of doing it. wink

With a hook and line, a the smallest size orange/white or orange/gold rapala original floater is a hard one to beat. Like you said just under the surface. Day old breadstick peices also work well for topwater carp. Just watch out for the ducks and seagulls.

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ive shot enough of the buggers this year already and just felt like trying something else and its wayyyyy more fun to hook into a 18 lber than its is to shoot them

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ive shot enough of the buggers this year already and just felt like trying something else and its wayyyyy more fun to hook into a 18 lber than its is to shoot them

I know what you mean, I was just playen with ya. laugh

I have done the top water for carp using a floating jig head, kinda like fly fishing.

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ive shot enough of the buggers this year already and just felt like trying something else and its wayyyyy more fun to hook into a 18 lber than its is to shoot them

that is actually what made me quit bowfishing for good.

here is the story:

after a frustrating day of taking WAY to many shots (i only hit one, but i shot at about 30) i made a relization, i freaking suck at this. my dad was using a rod and reel at the time and he saw my frustration so he handed me his rod. i saw a nice fish right away and made a cast, i hooked up with the fish instantly and even though it was just a five-pounder, it kicked the snot out of shooting one and from then on i was addicted to roughfishing (catch and release)

now the only thing i'll shoot with a bow will be a 10 point buck (hopefully)

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