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We are starting a new section in the Magazine where our CAG Members can ask questions. Based on the questions we get I will then put together a team of 'experts' to answer them.

Please use this thread to ASK your questions. Please keep them civil and to the point and if you see a question raised, do not answer it please! We will pick the most pertinent and interesting questions for each NACA Edition.

Thanks,

Dean

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Guest THE BIG WORM

If you were to fish a "Scooby-Doo" level Carp Fishing event, What charecter rodor low end combo would you Use and Why? Please include how it fits your personality.

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If you fish fast current in the St-Lawrence River what recommend weight would be best, and what braided line resistance in lbs woul best suit that river's abrasive environment (e.g., zebra mussels, etc.)?

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If you were to fish a "Scooby-Doo" level Carp Fishing event, What charecter rodor low end combo would you Use and Why? Please include how it fits your personality.

Not sure what this question even means??? If you want to ask questions that are not based in reality then please start your own thread as I am looking for topics that will be of help and of interest!

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Here's a couple. Why is it that there are so many experts in carp angling? And, perhaps more pertinent, how is it that no two experts ever agree?? Just pulling yer leg....

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Here's a couple. Why is it that there are so many experts in carp angling? And, perhaps more pertinent, how is it that no two experts ever agree?? Just pulling yer leg....

I haven't announced who the 'experts' are yet :) I may rephrase it to 'Ask the Specialists' as we can then change them depending on what the questions are! For instance no point in asking someone who fishes lakes a question about tidal rivers. I may also have two specialists who are diametrically opposed so that we get different points of view. The world would be a boring place if we all agreed!

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Living here in New England, I hear people talking about fishing " tidal" waters. I assume they are referring to rivers that are effected by ocean tides. Therefore, there is a mix of fresh and salt water. What are some facts about Carp living in these waters? Can they only tolerate minor levels of brackish water? Are there examples of Carp living in very salty waters? What are the best methods to fish these waters? ( Regarding tide and salinity.)

Todd

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Thanks to those who can rise above the usual trivial trolling and ask sensible questions... it is much appreciated.

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Guest RebelCarp

When approaching a lake of any size, how do you decide on a swim? No showing fish and only have a map of depths in hand.

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what do you look for in a new venue for it to even make you want to fish there?

what kind of approach as far as first time there(baits tactics structures)?

i hear the term watercraft and different people do different stuff. what are the key things and how do you do it?

there isn't much stuff here about it and will like to learn more in depth.

might be asking the same thing not sure

thank you

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In most conditions, which is best; the hair and method or the hair and packbait? Looking forward to a few responses from those that use the hair rig.

Regards

Tom.

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In most conditions, which is best; the hair and method or the hair and packbait? Looking forward to a few responses from those that use the hair rig.

Regards

Tom.

Tom, you don't know me but I thought I would let you know I was a little excited to see your name pop up when I clicked on "new content" your presence has been missed.

My question for the experts is, how deep is too deep? Most of us bank anglers lack the electronics to gauge exactly where the thermocline begins so when I'm fishing deep quarries and reservoirs I often find myself scared to venture outside the margins if I find the water to be deeper than 10-15 feet. What tactics can be used to determine where the dead water begins?

Edited by Hawkeye

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Although there is a lot of very useful information on bait and temperatures on the forum, I cannot find the answer to this specific question.

When there is a sudden and unexpected change in temperature, should you change the bait? For example, it is July and the fish are on rice, as normal, and you know that rice still has some life left in it. But the temperature drops significantly for a few days, into the "oats range", before rising back to its normal level. Should you switch back to oats during the temporary temperature drop or continue with rice?

Thanks

Edited by Alan

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Tom, you don't know me but I thought I would let you know I was a little excited to see your name pop up when I clicked on "new content" your presence has been missed.

My question for the experts is, how deep is too deep? Most of us bank anglers lack the electronics to gauge exactly where the thermocline begins so when I'm fishing deep quarries and reservoirs I often find myself scared to venture outside the margins if I find the water to be deeper than 10-15 feet. What tactics can be used to determine where the dead water begins?

Great question!!!

I feel bad for this till this day me and my brother were fishing. we reeled the lines in and my brother says I have something on my line it has some weight on it brought it in it was a carp in perfect condition just not moving breathing nothing it was dead hooked right on the lip we were sure it must of been where the thermocline line is as I heard cat fisherman bring in dead FISh because of it

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Why would carp have a preference in baits, or is the same bait OK year round?

Tom.

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Are water temps in the spring different that the same water temps in the fall when choosing a bait? WHY??

Tom.

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Do flavors do a better job of being an attractant that the bait Plain, or do they just compliment the natural attractant of the bait? Why/Why not??

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How does hook size come to play in competitions rather than off time angling?

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Keep the questions coming folks. While we may only answer one or two per issue, it would be great to have a bunch to choose from and pick for each edition. Once we have chosen the topic for the next issue I'll look at sourcing the 'Specialists' and I hope that some of you will be open to an invite to give your point of view :)

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I've never seen this posed as a question, but I have read conflicting answers to it, sometimes even including opposite views from the same writer.

After baiting a swim, is it best to use a pickup (or if you prefer, a "hook bait") that is (different from / the same as) the material used for baiting? Some anglers feel that if you get the carp feeding on a bait, it makes sense to use that same thing as your pickup. But others believe that a different bait would "stand out" more, and be more likely to get bit because of the contrast. For example, if you've baited with maize, should you fish with maize on the hair, or might boilies (or puffs or something else) be better? Why? If you believe that "conditions should dictate" which to use, then describe under what conditions you would use the same thing, and when you would use a "different" pickup.

Edited by needmotime2fish

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