After getting tangled in someone’s bike that was riding along the bayou, it’s time to try and catch some carp using bread as bait! I’ll be using my classic ned rig with the bread, which is my go-to technique for grass carp and catfish. After you put it safely through the hook, ball it up until the hook is not exposed whatsoever.
My tactic today will be to throw my line to the other side of the bayou, let it drip down to where the grass carp can be picked up and then have my line float down a little bit farther to the right. We don’t want to have the hook exposed at all because it’s rolling along the bottom of the stream, but the one downside is getting your line snagged. It can be a little bit stout where it’s deeper, as your line can sometimes get stuck in a small concrete crack.
I had a couple of instances where it appeared like a fish was on the line, but the first one to come to fruition was a common carp, which is pretty rare since I’m using bread. After a long fought battle, I reeled in one with some great color on him. It was in a relatively deep area, so it looks like my plan to cast across the bayou and let it float to the right spot definitely paid off.
This was the first time that I caught a carp using only bread in quite some time, but I highly recommend using this method with the ‘ned head’ if you want a challenge for yourself.
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