|This good looking mirror was caught on freelined bread,|
and effective and simple way to fish for carp.
I got nothing.
A bit later I was scouting anther spot and I noticed a couple of carp grubbing along the bottom stirring up some mud clouds in some shallow water. I had some bread in my bag and decided to toss in a bunch of pieces. As it floated on the surface the carp took notice. They cautiously began coming up for the floating pieces. At that point I cut off my fancy hair rigs and tied on a #8 hook. On the hook, I impaled a folded, small section of the crust of the bread and tossed it out a short distance. Well, you can probably guess what happened. Within seconds a fish came up for the floating offering, inhaled the bait and I was soon fighting a good size mirror.
Carp do love bread and freelining bread is a proven way to catch carp. Yes, sometimes simpler can be better.