|Biggest carp this October is this chunky|
28 lb.+ common that was caught on a warm
night. Big RI carp have been on a fall feed.
I've had a great week of October fishing for larger carp. In a recent post I mentioned how large carp were on the fall feed here in RI, and this past week proves just what I was talking about.
In a one week period, I managed to land 8 carp over twenty pounds with the largest one going 28 lbs. I also had good numbers of carp in the mid to upper teens. I was getting the fish at night as well as in the daytime. The hot bait continues to be a combo bait of one kernel of maize along with one white, artificial, pop-up corn. At times I was using a method ball; at times I was not.
I credit a couple of things for my success. First off, the weather was warm for the most part. Secondly, this mid to late October time period is prime time to catch a large carp here in RI. Thirdly, my logs of year's past indicated this was the time (and I knew the place)! And, I have put in a good amount of effort.
I am currently fishing the CAG National Big 4 Tournament. In year's past, I had done my Big 4 tournament fishing in RI, MA and CT. However, with travel prohibited to MA, I decided to fish just RI waters this fall. And, it has paid off. Currently, my four fish cumulative total is 108 lbs. There are still a couple of weeks left to this event, and I'm still hoping to find a RI "30" somewhere.