Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
joeyquicksand*

newby carp question

10 posts in this topic

I was looking on the dnr lake finders for lakes with carp... do they not list carp on the fish netting reports because they are elusive and never net them, or do they not count to the dnr as real fish?

Are carp in most minnesota lakes?

If i go up to the finlayson area, do you think there are carp up there?

I'm new to carp, please understand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most lakes with rivers that run through them have carp. The further north you go, I think the likelihood of carp being in the lakes decreases. If you're in the Finlayson area, I would think the Kettle River or St. Croix would be decent bets for carp. Maybe someone from that area can weigh in on good bets.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dont even bother with carps. i know dozens of spots in finlayson that u can catch them big water geese. Try reeds island river nearest the golf course or hobo creek west of finland. I caught two over 70lbs over there last month. they jusy pound bare jig heads and red eye wigglers. some ate monster perch baits and beliavers but dont underestimate the giant decoy suckers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I caught two over 70lbs over there last month. they jusy pound bare jig heads and red eye wigglers. some ate monster perch baits and beliavers but dont underestimate the giant decoy suckers.

Bull

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WOW!! You beat the state record by almost 20lb's...TWICE! Simply amazing...I really hope you were joking???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes i was obiviously joking. Seriously though u can catch carp just about anywhere and its fun and cheap. alls u need nis some sinkers and crawlers or jigheads for snagging on the mn backwaters. corn, oatmeal and the almighty crawlwrs willk work just fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You say obviously...but you would be suprised what some people say and BELIEVE!

I have had my best luck using crawlers in rivers, and good luck with corn in lakes. I'm not a big Carp guy, but they are fun to catch from time to time.

As for finding them, when possible I usually sight fish them. Cruise through the shallows and watch for them. When you find them, ease back aways and cast out near the area...then wait. It has worked for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How about a shotgun that would be fun whistle

I have seen that done crazy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Well looks like the draft came and went without much fireworks, sounds like Fletcher didn't like any of the offers so he is going to wait to make a move. Hard to see us fitting under the cap or filling out a full team without moving Scandella or Pommers so we will see what happens.

      Of course drafting from the 3rd round on doesn't lead to many super exciting players but it sound like we got a couple midgets with some skill and several projects. Our big off season move might have been keeping everyone through expansion. 
    • My only concern is the timing of all of this. We seem to be loading up for a run in the next year or two but the Warriors are still sitting there stacked beyond belief.  Can we add enough and develop our young guys enough to be a legit threat to the Warriors.  Lebron, Irving, and Love barely made the Warriors break a sweat in the finals.  I'd like to see them time their final acquisitions to correspond with the end of the Warriors run. 
    • Maybe line up all the non-compliant VW's and gas 'em all out with diesel fumes. 
    • Glad Lavine is gone! Added nothing but slam dunks to the team. I've been out of town for the past week, so I was very delighted to hear about this trade today.
    • Not unless they ban the toothpick crossbow here too. Takes those beetles out clean.   
    • That's called seasoning. Two years ago I took a trip to Germany and we spent a few days in the black forest where I got to see some authentic old world smoke houses dating back to the 1500's and the amount of buildup on the walls, hooks, poles etc is part of what gives their hams,bacon and sausage their flavor. They use juniper wood for smoking. Absolutely delicious.  But yeah, foil, Pam and other things can help. You can also use a power washer to clean them.
    •   "We have found they do not like limburger cheese, hot dogs, or Makers Mark bourbon.  I am thankful for that."   Thanks for making my nite.  
    • Also woodpeckers beat on stuff to mark their territory.   I am pretty sure that there aren't any bugs on my metal downspouts.
    • You will often discover that birds are picking very small insects from decks and other woodwork around your house;  they do the same with trees and any other structure that might hold the bugs. We see them often on our decks and they usually pick a little bit and then move on,  perhaps just checking to see if there is anything edible there. These rascals also love hummingbird or oriole nectar, sunflower seeds and of course suet in winter. We have discovered  many species that will head straight for the nectar for orioles or hummingbirds and also plunge their beaks eagerly into the grape jam bowls orioles love. Birds will eat a greater variety than you might think. We have found they do not like limburger cheese, hot dogs, or Makers Mark bourbon.  I am thankful for that.
  • Our Sponsors