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michaelpthompson

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  1. That's the way it goes in Colorado Steve. Spring was last week. But you'll be plenty nostalgic for this cold wet weather when we hit the tenth day in a row over 90°F.
  2. They have it on Walmart.com. I think you can order it and have it delivered to your local store; perhaps even your home.
  3. Thanks for the info John. Actually, I did recently obtain some Mega Tutti Frutti glug from Ken Hutchinson and started using it on my pack bait. Only one trip with it so far, but I'll keep trying.
  4. Here's an excellent video tutorial. It's not mine, but this is the way I do it.
  5. Makes sense. One of the guys I follow on YouTube is in Virginia. I'm often jealous when he spends five days prebaiting a spot, puts out 6 or eight rods, etc. In Colorado, I can have one rod, except if I buy a second rod stamp, I can have two. And chumming or baiting is strictly illegal. It's nice to know we are such a widespread, even international community.
  6. Cannonball, read back a few posts for context. In Colorado, chumming is specifically defined and PROHIBITED by our state fishing regulations. That's why it's important to check state and local laws and regs. What may be perfectly allowable in Tennessee will get you a stiff fine from a very disapproving wildlife officer in Colorado. E.G., I have gotten a lot of great advice from YouTube on carp fishing methods, but I have to ignore a fair portion of it because it's illegal in my state.
  7. CPW frowns on feeding wildlife of any sort, so even literally "feeding the ducks" would get you a ticket. So John, I fish a pack bait with my hook embedded in it. It's never softball size, just what I can pack into the contours of the lead with my hands. Maybe elongated ping pong ball size. I cast out and let it sit for 15 or 20 minutes. If it hasn't gotten any interest by then, I reel in and cast out in a slightly different spot.I can't see any way this could be considered chumming, but would love to hear your evaluation based on your conversations with wildlife officials.
  8. Sorry, but I have to disagree with the estimable Swansea Steve. Here in Colorado, the official regulations define chumming in this fashion: So, in my state the act of "regularly casting out loose method balls or cage feeders at the start of a session every 5 minutes or so" would definitely be considered a violation. I fish with a method feeder and a hair rig with the hook embedded in the pack bait, so I consider that I'm fishing with a baited hook, and therefore not chumming. I've had some people question whether wildlife enforcement would agree with my interpretation, but I have not yet been contacted while fishing, so I can't answer that question
  9. Thanks for all the great videos!
  10. Thanks John, looking forward to more carp fishing in Colorado. Been using pack bait so far, but I want to try it with my fly rod too. Met a guy at the lake on Tuesday who told me it's more like hunting than fishing. He was stalking up and down the bank, looking for cruising fish for sight casting.
  11. Thanks, I'll have to check that out next time I'm in Omaha.
  12. Thanks for the welcome John. On FishExplorer, I am michaelpthompson. Michael Thompson on Facebook. Got out fishing Tuesday afternoon in eighty degree weather. Carp were jumping all over, but none took my bait. Then our Colorado Spring rolled in with a blizzard. Nothing unusual for us.
  13. Thanks people, that's what I was thinking, but confirmation is nice.
  14. OK, this probably sounds a bit weird, but I made up some pack bait out of canned corn, strawberry jello, and bread crumbs. I haven't had a lot of time for fishing, so I have only used part of it. I kept it in the car, since the temps were pretty low, but we've had a few warm days now, and I spotted a bit of mold on it yesterday. Only a little, but it made me wonder. I know carp and catfish can and will eat decaying vegetation. Will slightly "off" bait turn them off, or make them sick, or something? Can I continue using this another day or two, or should I pitch it and make a new batch? Any advice appreciated.
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