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Gardner Pro Line

Gardner Pro Line

There are so many lines on the market – and so many make fantastic claims about their abilities. So what about Gardner’s Pro line? It is a fairly limp line and behaves it’s self very well. There are so many claims about line being limp and tough and this line comes as close as any...
Blowback Rig and Splicing Leadcore

Blowback Rig and Splicing Leadcore

In this video I do a step-by-step of creating a blowback rig and a leadcore leader to attach it to. This set up has put a ton of my fish of the past few years on the bank (including the one in the picture) and is my go to rig for pop-ups and balanced baits.
The Century C2-D Spod Rod

The Century C2-D Spod Rod

The C2-D Spod rod from Century is, if not the best spod rod in the world, certainly in the top 3 (it's likely the #1).
Order of The Carp (Evan and Zach) - 2017 Austin Team Championship

Order of The Carp (Evan and Zach) – 2017 Austin Team Championship

With another great event in the record books and a sliver of free time, it’s time to put together my (Zach) 2017 Austin Team Championship experience. This year I was teamed up with fellow Big Carp News contributor Evan Cartabiano. Having never fished with him before is a little nerve wracking as you never know...
When do carp spawn? (The short answer)

When do carp spawn? (The short answer)

The short answer is: when the water temps are somewhere between 62 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit...give or take. But that is not the only factor...
New to Hair Rigs? Info, setup, and the basic tackle you will need.

New to Hair Rigs? Info, setup, and the basic tackle you will need.

There is a ton of information available to the new carper it can be overwhelming and almost off putting. While there are probably hundreds of rigs you will come across they almost all got their start from the basic hair rig and evolved over the years. We receive questions almost daily about what tackle is...
The basics of fish handling

The basics of fish handling

I wanted to touch on a subject that comes up almost daily, carp care or fish care for that matter.  The fact that we carefully handle carp in America is something that is not seen outside of our community as carp anglers. According to the US Fish and Wildlife services, in 2015 there were 28,463,499...
Delkim - 25 Year Anniversary

Delkim – 25 Year Anniversary

  Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to try many of the alarms that have come on the market. One or two have proven themselves to be solid & reliable workhorses while many others, often with too much marketing hype, have promised plenty but never lived up to the expectations on the bank. One company however truly...
ATT Alarms (thoughts after some use)

ATT Alarms (thoughts after some use)

There are lots of bait alarms on the market and I have tried some of them. While I started off wanting all the knobs and buttons and adjustments, I realized that none of these things really matter as much as reliability. Having the ability to change the sensitivity of the alarm on the fly means...
CC Moore New Liquid Foods 2017

CC Moore New Liquid Foods 2017

Big Carp Tackle will be carrying the new line of CC Moore Liquid foods which include the Liquid G.L.M. Extract , Red Venom and finally the Hot Chorizo Extract . These will all be available in the coming months and stocked regularly.   RED VENOM This highly successful, natural, red pepper-based liquid food is a...
Blowback Rig How to Tie for Big Carp Fishing

Blowback Rig How to Tie for Big Carp Fishing

  It is that time again! Time for another rig tutorial and this one is very easy to learn and only requires a few key components to make the rig. We are going to tie the blowback rig this time around. I have tried a lot of various rigs and I even tried this one...
St Lawrence Revisited

St Lawrence Revisited

It’s often said, ‘you should never go back’ but in the case of the St Lawrence River it had been a long 4 years since I had last walked it’s banks. I first visited this magnificent river system in 2011 and fished several swims over 3 days, searching for fish and all in all having...