Fishing for Grass carp

Ctenopharyngodon idella
22K logged catches • 211K followers

While grass carp might be reluctant to bite, once hooked they put up a tenacious fight and are known to jump. Even though their main diet consists of plants, the most popular methods of targeting grass carp include still fishing with dough balls, but fly fishing for this species is becoming increasingly popular.

Detailed Information

Fishing forecast


Water type

Freshwater / Mixed

Common depth

? - 98 ft

Common length

4 in

Maximum age

21 years

IUCN Status

Not evaluated

Threat to humans

Potential pest

Source: Fishbase

Top Baits

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