Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 178: Different Method, Same Result

How to hair rig a boilie.
When: Sunday, November 6th, from 2pm to 3pm
Where: Pond behind Union County College
What: Carp fishing with boilies
Weather: A few clouds, 57 degrees, SW wind at 9mph
Barometric Pressure: High, 30.51in and steady
Moon: Waxing, a few days before full.
Water Conditions: Stained

Back in the Spring, when I was initially struggling to catch a carp, I tried several different ways to catch them. In addition to the corn and dough balls, I experimented with a European method of carp fishing called "boilies." Boilies are cooked dough balls that need to be fished on something called a "hair rig." I ordered everything that I needed from http://www.psfishing.com/ and decided to give it a shot.

Ultimately, I think the cold water that I was fishing in back in March had more to do with my not catching fish at first. This is mostly likely what I'm dealing with now. Nevertheless, I thought that since corn has not produced a fish for me in weeks, that maybe I should try something different.

So I broke out the boilies.

Once again, there was no carp to be had, but since I've had people inquire as to how these things are rigged, Lindsay took a video of me showing how it's done.

Hope you enjoyed it, or even better, learned from it.

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