Carp fishing!

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by lakota222, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. lakota222

    lakota222

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    I know a lot of people scoff at carp and call them garbage fish, but I believe they are one of the most sporting fish that swims in fresh water.


    Here is my wife's first carp ever caught on Monday night:
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    My sister's first ever from Monday also:
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    I caught this one last night:
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    Anyone else fish carp?
     
  2. Passafist

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    Used to carp fish when I lived up north. Fun catching them. I tried cooking and eating one once...never again.
     

  3. TScottW99

    TScottW99 Bird Catcher

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    I love to catch them, heck of a fighter. They just stink to high heaven :supergrin:

    My grandfather told me a secret when I was a boy about how to cook a carp.

    You will need to fillet your carp. You will also need; salt, pepper, lemon, a 2x4 and an open fire. You need to start a nice fire (outside). Once the wood burns down to hot coals, lay the 2x4 over the fire and place the carp on the 2x4. Now season the fish on both sides and let cook until done. Once done, throw the carp fillets away and eat the 2x4 :supergrin: :rofl:
     
  4. G36's Rule

    G36's Rule Senior Member

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    Great fun bow fishing.

    Worthless as a food fish. Taste like...carp.

    Yuck.
     
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    My father gave me a similar recipe for Bluefish.
     
  6. lakota222

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    I recall reading somwhere that Europeans imported carp to the U.S. as a food fish in the mid 1800's. They must have been mighty hungry:zipmouth:
     
  7. Hillikus

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    Used to bow fish for carp but I've never tried eating them. I knew a guy that used to smoke the carp and then eat it but I certainly would never try it. He was semi-homeless and nearly lived off fish and Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen.
     
  8. havensal

    havensal Getting older every day! CLM

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    I love fishing for carp. I have some pics of my 8yo son and his first carp, I'll have to upload. :banana:


    What's your favorite bait?

    Around here corn seems to work best. I actually have had decent luck on some of the "Carp Bait" in a can from wallyworld. I usually stick with corn and night crawlers to catch Bullhead also.

    Have you found the carp in your area "smart"?
    They are the only fish I know of who will take the hook, clean it off and spit it out at the first sine of line tension. I have to keep my line slack and set the hook before it come tight, or they are gone. :sad:

    Also you couldn't pay me enough to eat carp.:outtahere: :puking: