Animal Planet at 8:00pm e/p SUNDAY September 30th, Off The Hook Extreme Catches, Season 1 Episode 10 “Carpocalypse”
Americans are known for their ingenuity and when it comes to fishing we’re no different. Animal Planet’s host of the new series “Off The Hook Extreme Catches” traveled across the USA and dared to seek out the most ingenious ways Americans are putting fish on the hook!
From kayaking for bass down treacherous rapids to fishing from a jet-ski he has uncovered some really productive ways to fish.
This season of “Off The Hook Extreme Catches” comes to and end tonight with the seasons finale that’s sure to get us Carp guys excited! Tonight’s episode reminds me of some old movie called “Apocalypse Now” this episode is rightly called “Carpocalypse Now”! Why, host Eric Young goes after the invasive species known as the Asian Carp, and when I say invasive I mean these fish have invaded out waters and have become a nuisance to fishermen everywhere. There’s not too many redeeming qualities about these carp except they make good fertilizer, and if you’re starving you’d have no problem catching one.
In this episode Eric meets up with a bunch of Carp Fishermen named The Peoria Carp Hunters and has some down-home fun with these critters! Talk about shooting fish in a barrel watch em water ski down the Illinois River with implements of destruction in hand, as these invasive Carp meet their makers on the end of a spear or tennis racket!
As an added bonus to the finale episode of “Off The Hook” watch as we put remote control boats to the task of catching some fish too!
The show airs on Animal Planet at 8:00pm e/p SUNDAY September 30th, Off The Hook Extreme Catches, Season 1 Episode 10 “Carpocalypse”
Carpocalypse and Fish Fun Co. remote control fishing boats on Animal Planet
There are some specific differences between Carp fishing versus Bass fishing. Ultimately an in an attempt at unbiased journalism, it is fair to say many fisherman discover a preference within themselves, based on a number of professional and personal standards. In the end however, the choice between fishing preferences illustrates a true fisherman’s passion for sentiment amongst the fishing craft.
Deciding a preference on Carp versus Bass fishing delegates an introspective glance into not just the sport of fishing but the type of person a fisherman is entirely. This is because the decision splits hairs over the differences between trophy fishing and fishing for a quality meal.
First and foremost, it is necessary for you to know the aging difference of both types of fish. In Carp fishing, the young Carp are less sensitive to the environmental conditions. They do not easily die in case there are somehow ultra extreme weather conditions that may occur in certain places. The young Carp can easily swim their way through the advanced stages of prolonged harsh environments but are not usually particularly well liked for a meal. On the other hand, Bass are slightly more sensitive to the cold, or frigid temperatures, when compared to Carp. When there are some changes in the environment, Bass fish experience stress making them more difficult to fish in more tumultuous areas.
Many fisherman also will come under the impression that because Carp survive in more areas and for longer periods ,(and in greater numbers) that Carp fishing is easier. Specifically, carp fishing can be easily attracted by enthusiasts who simply want a mantle piece for their home or office. Many fisherman also easily catch Carp, since during their seasonal reproduction Carp proliferate in a “bunched” matter, often splashing the surface of the water giving away their position. There is no need to do a lot of trapping techniques in order to get the first and the succeeding catches you want, it’s even easier than that. On the other hand, bass fishing is a little more meticulous and challenging.
When it comes to size, Carp fishing takes the cake by a large margin, as a commonplace trophy fish. If you want to commercialize your feats on the water, than maybe Carp fishing is your thing. Moreover, you can also bring in huge numbers of Carp since they are so commonly reproducing alongside one another, as mentioned earlier. In the case of your bass fishing, you will found out that these fish come in smaller more elusive sizes, when compared to Carp. The size of Bass depends on the size of the body of water, where large mouth Bass weighing in at huge weights is more rare and displays more expertise of a true fishing enthusiast.
This is information you have to keep in mind in terms of Carp fishing versus Bass fishing, where to go and how to fish for these very different aquatic specimens. Carp tend to be bottom feeders, the choice for which is more delicious when prepared is easy, that is Bass. Bass are sportier, but Carp are the more demanding fish to catch, making them an ideal fishing target. Carp will fight the line for as long as a fisherman allows and make a great story to tell every catch. Fishing for Carp is argued by many as more exciting and provoking, nevertheless whichever your fish of choice, have fun fishing!
A lot of carp can be caught using simple Carp bait you can make at home. When making your bait you need to keep in mind first that your main ingredient is going to be what holds it all together, the base of your bait. In simple terms it can be bread, flour, etc. Below we’ve given you some ingredients for your base. If you ever made mud balls when you were a kid then just pretend you’re making one because that’s about how they should turn out. Too much liquid and it will be too soft, not enough and it will be too crumbly. Then there’s a secret ingredient, an attractant like Kool-aid and peanut butter seem to be very popular in many Carp bait formulas.
When making your own Carp bait, consider using one base, one liquid, and up to three attractants. The list below lists all the different ingredients found in winning carp bait formulas. The best approach is to take from each category.
Remember to write down every measurement for Carp Bait and the ingredients once you come up with a winner you’ll want to remember it.
Carp Bait Bases – This is the main thing that will hold the bait together.
1) Cereal. Popular cereals include sugar corn puffs, wheat flakes, and corn flakes.
2) Corn Meal – A great base. Actually the corn is a form of attractant.
3) Flour – the powder form or just regular bread. Muffin/biscuit mix
4) Instant mashed potatoes – This is found in dry form in a box.
Attractants – There are many to choose from.
1) Flavored gelatin powder, (like Jell-O) – popular flavors are cherry and strawberry.
2) Canned corn or canned cream corn – It seems that carp like corn or any corn products.
Frozen or fresh corn kernels – same as canned corn. Sometimes just using the kernels on the hook is all you need to catch the big one.
3) Sugar – Carp likes the sweet stuff.
4) Vanilla extract – smells good to humans. Carp must like the smell also.
5) Marshmallows – found in store bought bait, must be good. – can add a little buoyancy to the bait.
6). Peanut butter. Liquids – not many but essential to keeping all the ingredients together.
Carp Bait Liquids
1) Water. This is the most popular liquid.
2) Juices from canned corn.
3) Sodas – Strawberry or grape soda. Carp must have a sweet tooth.
Very popular Peanut Butter Carp Bait recipe!
How to put the carp bait mixture together
Ingredients needed. Plain old white bread, peanut butter, and vanilla extract.
1. Remove the crust; this makes it better to make into a ball.
2. Cover the sides with a little peanut butter poke a hole in the middle of the ball and add a dab in the middle.
3. Add a drop or two of vanilla extract. IF YOU PUT TOO MUCH IT WILL BE MUSHY!
Now you’re ready to try it!
1. Get treble hooks, and put the hook in the center of the bread.
2. Smash your mixture onto the hook forming a ball. Make sure its stays. Smash it really hard.
3. Casting is a problem for some people. You have to cast, and hold the pole out. If you just cast normal the bread will shake and fall off.
4. Buy a stand of some kind, or make one, it’s easier than holding the pole, you’re going to leave the bait in the water a while. Leave the fishing pole out there.
Plan on leaving your line out there at least 1 hour. Relax, don’t reel in it or the bread may fall off on the way in. After 30 minutes nothing happens reel it in. The bread still on, or didn’t even get a bite try few more times. You may need to change your spot.
5. You need 50lb test line so you can pull the pig out of the weeds, and fight it. If you use any lower, your line will snap.
hi, me and my cousins love to fish for sharks,drum all the big ones but we live on a pond and i caught a carp and i didnt evan know they were there. now im excited because i know they get huge. so i need a little help and sugfgestions on how to catch the bigger ones if there ther. i have been fishing at a little cove that is probally the deepest part at only 8ft and it is usaually slow moving or still water because there is a dam 20 to the right. so how should i catch them? thanks