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Carp on the Chain.....where at?


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I've never been able to really locate these fish with a lot of success. Anyone have some areas on the chain to hit, and catch some of these bad boys?

I've seen them thrashing around in East Lake, but, they seem to spooky get roll up on. I've also messed around in the channel between Horseshoe and Long Lake, with little to no success. I've also seen them in the flats before you enter Becker.

Any other places? What are you using to catch them? Are there better times of the day to catch the fish?

Thanks a ton.

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Some of my best places to hit the carp and suckers are on the river sections. You can get into them pretty well anywhere from the hwy22 DNR access all the way up to the co. rd. 111 bridge. Another good section is from the dam in Cold Spring down river to the city park. Best baits would be dough balls or night crawlers, if you use crawlers you might hook into a few bonus cats wink. Keep your presentation simple, bottom rigs work well here.

I have tried to get into the shallow ones I have seen in the lakes befor with little success. I have heard of people catching them with casting bubbles, small hooks and wax worms. I do know they are very spooky when they are up in real shallow water.

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They get very spooky in shallow water but you can also catch on fly rods when you can spot them. The water on the chain is pretty dirty so it can be tough at times, but there are few fights better than a carp on a fly rod.

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Thanks you two. I'll give it a whirl this weekend.

I just got a new Humminbird 798, so I think I'll be messing around with that on the Chain this weekend. I can't wait to see what it looks like with Side Imaging.

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