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    Drum & Carp

    Need some help here ...
    Iíve always been a bass fisherman but my son has been dying to try and catch some carp and/or drum. Iíve seen a lot of pictures of people catching them at Falls of the Ohio.

    With that said, I have no idea what type of lures/setup I need to have. Anyone have any good suggestions for either one? Size hooks (circle)? Leaders? Live bait or artificial? Lb test? Etc ...

    Appreciate the help!

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    Drum absolutely love crawfish
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    Do you use real or soft plastics?

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    Real crawdads for drum. They will also eat night crawlers pretty good, No bid deal set up, split shot, about a size 2 hook on the bottom. Carp are pretty finicky, but like dough balls and corn. Have seen 40 plus pound carp caught so make sure you have gear capable of handling that.
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    Fly fishermen have decent success sight casting to carp but be prepared for a fight if you hookup!
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    Crawfish are definitely one of there favorites. If you want to use a lure you can't go wrong with a 1/4 oz jig and grub. I like white and chartreuse. The thing about the grub is you will catch everything and it helps keep young in's occupied. Throw it right in the white water. Good luck, Chuck
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    check out catfishandcarp on youtube, he has all kinds of tutorials. pack baits are supposed to be very popular.

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    Don't know about the 'carp' .... but, if you can dig up some "green worms" along the river bank, you'll have a killer Drum bait !! I used to do that down on the KY River (at the ferry) back when there was a boat dock there (50+yrs ago) and Drum were the most often caught fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crappiepappy View Post
    Don't know about the 'carp' .... but, if you can dig up some "green worms" along the river bank, you'll have a killer Drum bait !! I used to do that down on the KY River (at the ferry) back when there was a boat dock there (50+yrs ago) and Drum were the most often caught fish.
    And still smell them on your fingers a week later lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riverrat12 View Post
    And still smell them on your fingers a week later lol.
    LOL !!! Yeah, your average "smell good" soap bar ain't gonna work on the smell of Green Worm slime !! You're gonna need Lava soap at the very least !!

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    As kids river fishing from bank use to use wheatie balls made with barqs creme soda
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