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#1 JasonL

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 04:33 PM

I was fishing the lower Tennessee River recently and caught 3 of these on a steel shad crankbait (pictured). All of them were hooked inside the mouth so I doubt they were all snagged.

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Anyone ever caught silver or bighead carp on artificials? Very weird. I will say they are everywhere around here unfortunately.

#2 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 07:13 PM

Plenty of grass carp on flies. Uland caught a couple silvers in the Illinois on one of our trips. I believe they were on spoons. F5 flatfish is what he called it, I believe.


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#3 JasonL

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 07:46 PM

Looks like Ben Cantrell has also caught some of these on artificials in perusing his blog just now. Didn't realize this happened with these species. I will say they put up quite a fight.

#4 JasonL

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 10:50 PM

Well apparently this isn't as unusual as I thought. Found quite a few more reports like this online. Not sure if this is a reflex bite or what exactly the mechanism is but it happens. Live and learn.

#5 olaf

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 04:35 PM

It's a thing. I've caught 2: one on a Mepps spinner while fishing for shortnose gar, one on a fly imitating cottonwood fluff while fishing for grass carp. 


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#6 BenCantrell

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 11:56 AM

It's quite common, but from my experience only below spillways or natural chutes where fish stack up waiting for food to tumble down.

 

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#7 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 03:47 PM

God awful ugly things. Why do many Asian carp and catfish have their eyes in the wrong place? What is it that makes it beneficial in their environment. I have discussed this with several people. Heard some good theories, but still not satisfied.


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#8 Mike

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 11:22 PM

As Ben said below spillways, Sabiki rigs work great. 


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