Carp, Bighead fishingwithpole



Carlyle Dam spillway, IL
Date Caught: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
My first ever bighead carp, 60 cm, caught at Carlyle Dam spillway in Illinois in October 2014 on a 3' chartreuse screwtail grub with a 1/8 oz jighead retrieved in the top column of water where tons of asian carps were feeding.
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krazyk's picture

Pretty cool man. Those green curly tails must look like algae or plants to them, huh?

Chain Pickerel: All the bad assery of a Northern Pike wrapped up in a smaller, prettier package.

fishingwithpole's picture

I don't think it has to be necessarily green, but gives better results to use more visible color like chartreuse and white in the usually turbid water of dam spillways.

This time, I used a natural color paddle-tailed 4 inch swimbait as well, but no fish bit it.

I am still not sure if it is a feeding action or a reaction bite.