Carp are on the fall feed and the fishing is darn good right now. I have been getting out just about every morning and hitting many fish in the upper teens and low twenties (see photo of this morning's catch). Carp are now feeding up in anticipation of winter. Many of the fish that you catch have bulging stomachs that look like they swallowed a beer barrel. This is the time of year in which you could land a monster. A couple of years back I landed that 36 lb. common from RI waters in the fall. That is the biggest carp and the biggest fish ever taken from RI.
The hot bait for me continues to be a combo bait of a small doughball and a kernel of maize on a hair rig. Some of the other RI CAG guys have been having good luck with sweet corn. I'm fishing a method ball ahead of my bait.
If you can find the time to fish, this is prime time to catch good numbers of carp as well as large ones. The bite should continue to be very good for the next month.