|One kernel of maize is hooked and|
ready to be freelined.
In the last couple of days I have been freelining maize for finicky carp This method involves simply hooking one kernel of maize directly on a #8 hook. It is cast with no sinker or other hardware involved. Prior to fishing, I try to bait an area in close to shore and try to lure some carp into feeding. Once they are around and picking up the free offerings, I cast my bait (warning, it doesn't cast very far) and wait for a hit. At times, I could watch the carp as it picked up my offering. Once a fish is hooked the others tend to spook and I needed to wait about 20 minutes before the others returned. While I am not killing the fish doing this I have picked up several 10 lbers. Certainly, better than nothing!
|This ten pound common fell for freelined maize.|