As spring approaches, the leaves are starting to grow back on trees, the waters are getting warmer, and the fish are becoming more active. One of my favorite places to visit is a small pond in Gresham. I've caught lots of common and mirror carp alike ranging from 1lb to pushing 12lbs.
Catching them is fairly simple. I've been using a size 6 octopus hook tied directly to my 6lb mono mainline. For bait I use regular white bread I buy for a couple dollars.