• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Recommended Posts

fishinbros

WE are new and are trying to get into carp fishing more and like would to know what use, where some good places are smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tyler Holm

A quick, dirty, and productive place is Silver Lake. The best action I've personally had was in the far East bays not far from the stone arch bridges. You don't need to toss it out very far from shore. 10-15' should get you fish.

I've heard good things about the are just below the dam in Oronoco. I've fished it once and only caught a few dinks, but I could see it's potential. Just above in Lake Shady would be another place that's full of carp, but I've never tried it.

Welcome to Rochester. Maybe some evening coming up I'll try to put something together and anybody that is interested can meetup and chase some carp.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Slayer

Try the downstream side of the dam in Oronoco or fish the Zumbro. I just use a gob of worms or a ball of bread on a hook and put a bell sinker about a foot above the hook. Cast it out and let it sit. You will be guaranteed a carp, but if you use worms you will more than likely catch cats as well. Carp are mainly in the shallow water and you can usually see them swimming around.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hooked_on_Salmo_Lures

First let me say welcom to the family!

This is a great place to get info. This is just my two bits, but i noticed you are from rochester, so a great place to start would be silver lake! close to home and packed with carp,suckers, and much more! I prefer a medium-medium heavy gear,as thy will put up one heck of a good fight! I'm not a huge fan of mono line, so i would recomend a braided line in the 10 to 20 pound test. power pro is my favorite, but spider wire is a close second. Use a number 6-8 size hook, and enough weight to keep your bait in place on the bottom. My favorite 2 baits for carp are whole kernel sweet corn in a can, and night crawlers. there are many others how ever. I would recomend scanning through this forum and read up on some of the other posts. Tyler Holm has posted some good reports on carp fishing in the area as well. good luck! and hang on tight! cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishinbros

wow thanks u guys for the input, we should have a gathering sometime for carp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Paul_Kramer

For spots around here I'd try Silver Lake or Lake Zumbro. I think at Silver Lake has a lot more, but I hear of more big carp coming out of Lake Zumbro. I haven't fished Lake Zumbro for carp myself It's hard to beat canned corn on the bottom with a slip sinker rig. Throw out a couple handfulls first, then pack as many as you can on the hook and toss that on top of the corn you threw out. It sometimes helps to add some strawberry jello mix to the corn. Also, I've found that carp at silver lake get used to people feeding the geese bread, and the carp LOVE eating it off the surface. Go just to the left of that dock where they rent paddleboats and throw out a bunch of cheap bread or ceareal (the hard part here is keeping the ducks away grin.gif). Just wait 10-15 minutes and soon there will be a swarm of 3-10 carp there eating (by now the ducks are scared and swimming away laugh.gif). Now pack a ball of bread on your hook and VERY GRNTLY and QUIETLY, swing your hook a foot away from the biggest carp and wait for the carp to take it. Be sure to set your drag loosely before you go! All you need is a hook and some bread for fishing this way. My biggest is 10.5 lbs, but I've seen bigger. Good luck; let us know how you do. wink.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Paul_Kramer

LOL, I just found out that 4 people posted while I was typing my post (I'm kinda slow). blush.gifgrin.gif As for a carp gathering, I'm all for it. laugh.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tyler Holm

Last year we had a 1st annual event out there. Click Here for details I envision this year being similiar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishinbros

should do that again this year if you havent already

Share this post


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

Announcements



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • CigarGuy
      Chad, was that on the West end?  My turn to follow you around 😀. I'll be back up Thursday night!!
    • TomWehler
      Swim 9 am this morning.  No idea on temp but Major Shrinkage.  Coolimoolio! keep on rocken!   T  
    • pikeandchester
      Spent a couple hours on German. Slow fishing, just a couple small sunnies, the boy and I where happy to be out though.  Water temperature ranged from mid 60s to mid 70s. No fresh vegetation and dirty water. Must still be running a bit behind despite the warm weather.
    • Raven77
      Got to get the first fish guts on it yesterday!
    • Raven77
      Interesting. So the sows are still in shallow? We fished 10-24' the past 3 days and have done well with a lot of 14-18" eyes using Lindy rigs and rainbows.  
    • Raven77
      Here's my new boat.  Saw probably 30 Verados in the past 3 days on the east and and west ends.  
    • redlabguy
      We had two fishing tournaments this weekend. Walleyes on Saturday and bass on Sunday. I met the bass winners today and talked to them about their walleye win Saturday. That’s right, they won both!  On Saturday, they entered the walleye tournament but just because they were on the lake to pre-fish for bass. They fished with stick baits in shallow water, looking for bass beds. As shallow as 4’. And dang if they didn’t keep catching walleyes. Big ones, including 2 over 26”. 21 lbs. in all. Apparently, they’re pretty good at finding bass, too. Big $ weekend for them!
    • BRL
      Ugly Saturday on Norwegian Bay. One Pike off of Windsock Island, nothing else much to speak of. Cold and windy but finished off with a beautiful Evening. There were a couple of good eyes caught near the north end, a 27" and a couple in the slots but most boats didn't see much. I saw 2 caught in front of the beach at Life of Riley in a matter of a couple minutes.  Sunday morning we met up with some friends and went out of Tower. Dragging bottom bouncers with minnows in 24-32' produced 11 keepers between the 4 of us, largest about 16" and lots of throw backs. Best luck just off of Priest Island. 4 hours of fishing with everyone except me pulling them in the boat until the last 10 minutes I put two in the livewell. I broke off with 10 minutes to go and was going to quit when everyone said "no, keep going!"  Glad I did cause I finished strong and redeemed myself. Never give up!
    • JBMasterAngler
      Went to Franconia on Saturday. Wind was cold and miserable! With it howling straight downstream, my options were pretty limited, so we mostly trolled up and down the main channel. Caught 1 pike, 2 smallies, and 1 white bass.
    • ANYFISH2
      Things seem to be moving right along.  Yesterday on a small Cass county lake we found sunfish and crappies in 6ft+/- ft of water with some crappies already on beds.