RE: sight fishin carp
Believe it or not when w these big hooks I have a very good hook up ratio. If I see a fish feeding and moving along I can probably hook 90% of fish if I place the cast right. The bigger hook also casts much better as I don't use a sinker. I do use a sz 8 or 10 sometimes in smallest water(streams) but have used the bigger hook in an 8" deep crystal clear silty flats in a stream w very good success. As to the bigger fish, I select the biggest one I see see, so I geuss its just the lake.