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About Ken

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    Obsessed Carper
  • Birthday 01/20/1949

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    Fishing, majority of time spent with carp; hunting, archery, white water & flat water canoeing; hiking and camping

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  1. Thanks Jerome. The wheels of exploration, via Google, are in motion.
  2. My son recently moved to Buford, Georgia and has finally got settled in enough to start thinking about going carp fishing again. He is clueless about where to start trying. Any thoughts?
  3. That's an interesting thought. Pumpkin is one flavor I've never seen used. Ground up in a blender, pumpkin seeds should certainly taste and smell good to carp, and all that ground shell that will be there should help with the break if used in a pack. I'm going to try it. <:///><
  4. We can help with this, and it would certainly be our best interest, by taking ten minutes and writing a letter. Especially all you New York people. <:///>< Carp Fishing New York October 24 at 7:44 AM · To all anglers that have noticed a decline in carp or the size of the carp in The Seneca River due to either tanking, bow fishing or over fishing (and not releasing) Assemblyman Barclay is asking you to please write a letter to his office so he can present it to the DEC. The DEC are pushing back on having a creel limit on carp in trophy waters in NYS and if we can get as many letters as possible written, Will Barclay's office is hoping this will help. This is what they said. "If you and any anglers would like to write letters, you can send them to our office. Will can share sentiments from those in further discussions. Tell them Personal accounts go a long way." The address is Assemblyman Will Barclay 200 North Second St. Fulton NY 13069 Once you write the letter, can you please post 'Done' in the comments below so we know a letter has been sent? And please share with your friends. Thank you!!!!
  5. For what it's worth, I found where some of the local carp have gone since they seemingly disappeared from all my swims. Yesterday was a warm, sunny, and calm day and I was canoeing on the shallow side of a large island. The water was a foot to 3 ft. deep with a muddy, silty bottom. All summer and up to a week ago the entire area was clogged solid with water chestnuts, which have just died off, allowing that side to paddled now. The surface is pretty much covered with floating pieces of the dead water chestnuts and their roots. And carp. Hundreds of them. On paddling through, dozens would spook at once with a lot of splashing and swirling. In the shallower water some were banging into the canoe. And as speculated above, many were feeding on the pieces of the chestnuts, as evidenced by their mouths and heads breaking out of the water in the debris, and a lot of clooping. And many more were laying motionless, just under the surface, enjoying the sun. Whether they could be caught in there is an interesting question. Fishing from the shore is out of the question because of yards of dense cattails coming out from shore, and a mucky, sinky bottom. Fishing from a boat would be the other alternative. And I've found that fishing for carp from a canoe can be a really bad idea. <:///><
  6. Well Jerome, it seems the stars continue to line up for you! Congrats on a remarkable fish. And with perfect timing to boot! I'm thinking this Massachusetts - Pennsylvania playoff is more interesting than the world series. And Jerome is outnumbered 2 to 1! (Now that sports betting has been legalized, are there any wagers as to the outcome of this event?) <:///><
  7. It sounds like you are fishing on the bank next to me, haha. In the last couple of weeks the carp action has gone from bad to zero on the waters here. Like it does every fall. The water temp is in the mid 50's so you know they are still active as ever, so perhaps it is the food source. Some of the weeds are dying off now, especially the water chestnuts, which carpeted large areas, and are now putting tons of dead plant matter and roots in the water.. I wonder if the weed die-offs create a large abundance of 'new' food and the carp are stuffed with that and not interested in bait. <:///><
  8. Hello, and welcome to the addiction. For all things carp, you've come to the right place. <:///><
  9. I'm going to give this a try this week. Hopefully it will break the slump my local waters seem to be in right now. Dale, he is using Great Value (Walmart brand) Panko. Which happens to be my bait supply center also, lol. <:///><
  10. Ken

    Dog food as bait

    I have powdered dry dog food in a food processer, mixed it with flour and/or cornmeal, sweetened it, and added crawfish attractant. It worked and I caught some carp, but certainly no better than simpler baits. I'd have to say it wasn't worth the bother of cleaning the food processer. <:///><
  11. Welcome to the site. That is a sensational spot you've got there. I'm still looking for my first koi. <:///><
  12. Some people have the 'mystic' green thumb when it comes to gardening. Others have that "special knack' at fishing. Like you. Thanks for sharing your day. It gives the rest of us something to strive for. <:///><
  13. Egads, bring on the heat!! You had yourselves one memorable and almost impossible to duplicate afternoon. You are holding many peoples' PB's in those two fish. Congrats. <:///><
  14. Ken

    2019 CCC RESULTS

    My hat is off to all you guys who hung in there and fished in that frustrating mess! Like the saying says, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." And "a pound of lead just to hold bottom"? That's like casting out your own ready made snag. Good job! <:///><
  15. Ken

    River Rigs

    I had 2 Gamakatsu octopus circle hooks (#6's, stock no. 208407) start to straighten out on me this summer. I landed both fish, but not impressed with those bent hooks. The second one was just luck that I got the fish in the net. Can't beat the J-hooks. <:///><
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