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Old 01-27-2018, 09:17 AM
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Fishing was slow for me. Never find significant bait or fish concentration. Caught a few on steep banks and a couple on spoon. At some point big fish arch appears on my fish finder screen. I backed up and casted my lure. Got hit on the fall and set the hook. For a minute thought I am pulling in record bass, but it was behaving differently. Saw a color and got excited for a second again-huge walleye! Moments later pulled in this carp. Not what I was hoping but still cool. It is my second carp on spinning and plastic lure.
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Old 01-27-2018, 10:20 AM
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Pretty exciting!! Easy to catch something you aren’t fishing for on Lanier. There are so many different aggressive species.
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Old 01-27-2018, 04:16 PM
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I thought carp were supposed to go dormant-ish in cold water temps. Learn something new every day. I do know that they're big time opportunistic feeders. I'm sure they're finding a way to munch on these tiny threadfin shad, just like everything else right now.

They'll give you about all you could want on light tackle too. They get a bad rap with anglers, IMO.
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trash fish............
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Old 01-28-2018, 01:53 PM
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trash fish............
Point proven.
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Highly treasured table fare in some cultures.......................but so are chilled monkey brains................
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Old 01-28-2018, 02:15 PM
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theres an old recipe where you stuff a carp with all kinds of spices and butter, rub it down with more spices and oils , then bake it for hours on a cedar plank , then you throw the fish in the trash and eat the board
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Old 01-28-2018, 02:42 PM
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Beautiful fish! I'm sure it put up a good fight.
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Highly treasured table fare in some cultures.......................but so are chilled monkey brains................
The only thing that me, a carp, and dinner have in common is that sometimes there's corn involved.

Carp are sort of like pay-doh food, "Fun to play with, not to eat!"
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Y’all just got to know how to cook em , nice catch !
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The only thing that me, a carp, and dinner have in common is that sometimes there's corn involved.

Carp are sort of like pay-doh food, "Fun to play with, not to eat!"
that's too funny C!
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:26 AM
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Never caught one, but I really want to just for the fun of it. I enjoy being able to target as many species as possible.
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I've heard guys fillet carp (cube cut) and put the flesh in mason jars to ferment and make catfish stink bait.
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I would eat this:

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Old 02-05-2018, 03:40 PM
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My 80 year old Mom said carp was a traditional Christmas Eve dinner when she was growing up in Germany...They paid big bucks for 'em...
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I've had carp on a couple occasions and it isn't bad.
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Well, carp in Europe is a little different than carp here. Same thing for perch. Same family, same name, similar look but... they’re different. Many years ago I caught a lot of carps in Europe and they’re good eating. Can’t say the same about carps from Lanier or Chattahoochee. Not even remotely close.
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