Elk lake carp

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing Forum' started by michael_reiber, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. michael_reiber

    michael_reiber Active Member

    Looking to give elk lake a shot for carp tomorrow, anyone got any tips for them? I've never fished in elk lake before
     
  2. Whole in the Water

    Whole in the Water Well-Known Member

    Use a long, strong, but flexible rod and around 12-20 lb. test line. Stinky dough balls right on the bottom are a typical bait. Must wait a long time for them to come to you if you do not know of spot that they frequent. When they take the bait, must wait up to 10-20 seconds for them to swallow and start to swim away. They have very sensitive mouths and if you set the hook too soon they will spit it out quickly. One there on the hook, hang on they are powerful fighters!

    Lots of info on how to catch them on the web. This is a big fishery in the UK and Europe.
     
  3. michael_reiber

    michael_reiber Active Member

    Awesome thanks! I heard corn works well too is that correct? Where can I get stinky dough balls?
     
  4. Whole in the Water

    Whole in the Water Well-Known Member

    Yes can corn work. Don't know where to buy dough balls, lots of recipes on the web on how to make them.
     

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