CORN FOR CARP
CORN FOR CARP
By H. F. HOLLMANN, JR
I have noticed bait mentioned for catching carp, but do not recall seeing the following recipe: When other bait is scarce, a can of sugar corn can always be relied upon to do the trick. Or while the field corn is still in the milky white stage, or just turning, it can be used just as successfully. ˇt surely is an isolated fishing hole where one will not have to pass a cornfield somewhere on the way. A few rows cut off with a knife will be sufficient for several hours’ fishing, if they don’t bite too fast.
As for baiting the hook, have not as yet found the one and only way. My per sonal preference is a small hook with a rather long shank and the corn placed on the point and just around the turn. This, for the reason that Mr. Carp belongs to the “sucker” family, and with a small hook can get hook and all without much trouble, If the corn is strung all the way up the shank he is liable to have a meal before he gets to the business end of the hook, not mentioning the excitement caused to the one on the bank, who is waiting for Mr. Carp to get the hook. Now if you can hook one weighing from five to ten pounds with light tackle, you are going to have some fun before he comes in.
Katz, Harry N. Kinks A Book of 250 Helpful Hints for Hunters, Anglers and Outers. Chicago: Outers, 1917. Print.
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