I don't normally fish for carp, but at a local pond where the bass bite is few from each other, I get bored so I fish for carp. This is a small local pond and there are tons of carp/bullheads, jumping everywhere. I take a 1/O hook, wad up a little bread and throw it out 10-15 feet from shore and let it settle to the bottom. No twitching, just let it be. Since the pond is pretty small, there are always carp/bullhead roaming around and it doesn't take long for them to find it. Wait for your line to twitch and set the hook. In 1/2 hour, I can probably catch at least 2 bullhead and 2 carp they are so rampant. This works for me at this specific pond. Not sure what it will be like at your pond, but I used bread to catch carp when I was 6 years old and still works today.
Try some bread the next time out. Good luck.