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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/2/2005 3:42:22 PM EDT
I caught this carp the day before Katrina hit. It was the only fish that took my bait when I was fish at the time. Line size was only 6 lb test on a lil bream rod(Micro-Lite) from Bass Pro Shops. No weight I guess to be almost 30.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:45:12 PM EDT
Wow...

Looks like a good one.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:55:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 3:57:27 PM EDT by BigBore45]
That is one big freaken carp. In the Springtime, when I was a kid. We'd gig carp that would run up creeks from the local lakes to spawn. We'd easily gig a pickup bed full, 15 20 pounders, fun as hell.

Some of the local oldtimers would pay us a $1 a piece for them. The females full of row they'd give us a buck fifty for.

They loved to mix the row with eggs

They'd also eat squirl brains as well
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:57:56 PM EDT
Good catch man.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 4:00:54 PM EDT
Thats a nice carp, if there ever is such a thing.

I can't beleive people eat them, don't they have a large mud vein running down them?

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 4:03:22 PM EDT
Nice fish and Nice hat! Carp on ultralight tackle has always been one of my favorites. I'll bet that was a good ride!
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 4:10:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 4:10:41 PM EDT by M4-TUNA]
IT was a good ride but the water is hot here in Florida and fish dont fight has hard as they do like in the spring or fall. It took alwhile for this fish to swim away. U can see teeth marks in his side(gator). I hooked the gator right after I caught the carp, about 4 1/2 feet long. Did not land him the lil hook bent out and the gator got away.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 4:19:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 4:21:17 PM EDT by C-4]

Originally Posted By ffsparky26:
I can't beleive people eat them,



As with any fish, the taste is markedly dependent on many factors including diet, age, water conditions, etc.

Large old carp feeding on polluted lake bottoms do not make great table fare.

Carp raised in small clean ponds on grain-based pellets and harvested while still young do make great table fare.

ETA: That's a great catch M4-TUNA, especially on 6 lb. test.

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:12:24 PM EDT
What bait? I gots to know.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:17:51 PM EDT
Great hat errrrr catch.......
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:20:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:21:20 PM EDT
What a load of carp...
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:22:18 PM EDT
light line, big fish, thats alot of fun!!!
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:22:56 PM EDT
all my years of fishing in FL and I never caught a carp
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:23:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 6:24:19 PM EDT by yobo]

Originally Posted By ffsparky26:

I can't beleive people eat them, don't they have a large mud vein running down them?





Yo idiot, you don’t eat those fish!
Those are Chinese Grass Carps and they were put into our lakes to control aquatic weeds.
They are stocked by the FL Fresh Water Commission and there is something like $5,000 fine for killing one. They are all hybrids and are sterile so they can't breed here.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:28:05 PM EDT
IT's a CARP!!!!


TXL
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:40:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yobo:

Originally Posted By ffsparky26:

I can't beleive people eat them, don't they have a large mud vein running down them?





Yo idiot, you don’t eat those fish!
Those are Chinese Grass Carps and they were put into our lakes to control aquatic weeds.
They are stocked by the FL Fresh Water Commission and there is something like $5,000 fine for killing one. They are all hybrids and are sterile so they can't breed here.



Here in IL. anyway, carp are considered "trash" fish. They will overpopulate a pond or small lake. Destroying the habitats of game fish. I haven't ran across a anybody who enjoyed fishing who would release a carp. Generally , if not kept, they're thrown up on the shore and left.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:41:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:42:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:36:17 PM EDT
They're fun as hell to catch. Some people pressure cook them and claim its fine eating.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:20:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DangerDave:
What bait? I gots to know.

Bread floating on the water with lil # 8 hook and float.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:26:02 AM EDT
Looks like a light colored sewer trout to me. A big one.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:30:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By M4-TUNA:

Originally Posted By DangerDave:
What bait? I gots to know.

Bread floating on the water with lil # 8 hook and float.



Some people would be amazed at what you can catch down here in Florida with that set up.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:35:57 AM EDT
I used to catch big shinners with bread. Now I catch big bass with shinners.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:37:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:40:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By M4-TUNA:

Originally Posted By DangerDave:
What bait? I gots to know.

Bread floating on the water with lil # 8 hook and float.



My favorite carp bait is: Wheaties and white bread mashed up and mixed with strawberry soda pop. Make dough balls with it and use small treble hooks. I learned it from an old gal that I met at a lake once. She gave me the recipe and some to try in return for me giving her any carp I caught with it. This stuff works like a charm, you should give it a try.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 7:17:44 AM EDT
Here is some specs on the tackle.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:51:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By M4-TUNA:
Here is some specs on the tackle. img.photobucket.com/albums/v370/M4-TUNA/DSC00381.jpg img.photobucket.com/albums/v370/M4-TUNA/DSC00382.jpg



How about another pic of the.............hat??
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