Question by Charles Slone: Why is carp fishing not popular at all in the usa?
I see all the time how, the UK or other European countries have carp fishing right at the top. Yet, the U.S doesn’t think of carp fishing popular at all. I’ve fished for every fish before, catfish, carp, bass, panfish, walleye. And carp are the hardest fighting of any of those, yet they don’t have any respect? They’re not nasty little things that just dirty up the water, they’re my favorite sport fish! At second i would put catfish. I just don’t like it, in bass fishing you’re continuously moving throwing a lure here and there and reeling, jigging, popping. I’d rather get some dough ball with 3 rods and lay them out while I’m enjoying myself. So, why isn’t carp fishing popular in the United States?
Answer by BeachBum818
Well I don’t dislike carp fishing but I don’t target them either. But maybe it is due to the same reason you enjoy it, bait and wait. Just like people don’t like baiting and waiting for saltwater species. I think its just a preference as to how you like to fish. If you are someone with a $ 50,000 bass boat baiting and waiting is probably not going ot be your thing, but if your fishing from land fishing may be an added bonus to an outing so baiting and waiting will work, or you may want to actively try to catch fish. So it may not be the fish but possibly the technique used to catch the fish. I havent seen carp taken on a topwater plug lol.
Just my two cents
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