Virginia Carp Fishing
Dates October 13th and 14th 2018
Water Temp 64.5 degrees
Water depth 10'
My wife and I spent the weekend at Virginia's Smith Mountain Lake so I did some Carp fishing while I was there. The first day I had only 3 hours or so to fish as we had to go out to eat and be back in time to see the UNC vs Va Tech Game. The game for me did not go as well as the fishing.
It was a productive Saturday session with 4 Carp Brought to the dock with one of those being a Black Carp. A first for me.
The first fish came within 15 minutes and the other 3 were spread out on this outing. I had not pre-baited this spot so I thought that was a pretty good session. However, I did know I had a good chance to fish Sunday so I did bait this area so my Sunday session would hopefully be better or have bigger fish. This "baiting" consisted of throwing out 1 can of corn and 1 can or cream corn.
Sundays session was only 1.5 hours but but I did catch the biggest of the trip and had 2 other "runs"
All of these fish were caught in 10 ft of water on the outfits listed at the bottom. A big thanks to my wife for patiently waiting in the car while it lightly rained for most of this session.
The Highlight of the day was when we left the lake a Big ole Fox Squirrel ran across the road in front of us.
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Here are my 2 outfits I used on this trip, All fish were caught on the Shimano 3500 Baitrunner, I don't know why all came on this outfit other than I was casting each to the same spots which were about 30 feet apart from each other. This reel is matched to a 8' Ugly Stik and spooled with 16 lb High Vis Momoi Line
This is the other outfit, a Daiwa Millionaire 6000 on a 7' Ugly Stik Lite rod also spooled with 16 lb Hi Vis Momoi Line
Both of these are in Driftmaster Rod holders and DriftMaster Clamp mounts
The rig I use is a 1 oz weight ( more if windy) and a very short length of 25 lb or 30 lb flouro leader and a # 1 Gamagatsu Octopus hook
Here are my baits and attractants.....I left one out as I can't give away all of my secrets. LOL
These mixed with Oats makes this pack bait along with 4 - 5 kernels of corn.
Here is the small but Unique Black Carp
The Biggest of the weekend
Now the Video, Don't forget to subscribe and ask any questions as I try to answer all of them.
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