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About pacarper

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    Former W. PA CAG State Chair

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    Rippin' common carp (wildwater and paylakes), listening to music

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    W. PA
  • Who Referred you?
    1995 In-Fisherman Carp Article
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    35-50
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  1. pacarper

    Looking for some guidance

    We had some CAG events in the past at Shawnee and we usually did pretty well, as ya can see in the old thread I tried to copy and paste below, since it was in the members only section. I ain't fished Shawnee in years, so don't know what the carp scene is like there now, but you should be able to catch if ya put in the time and effort. Another place ya might wanna check out is Twin Lakes in Greensburg/Latrobe-----some of us local carpers have done well there in the past. Lake Somerset may be another option if it is still even fishable. Here is a PA forum that should also be of assistance for info. on local waters: https://forums.fishusa.com/Forums There is plenty of info. out there, just have to do the research and it should pay off.............. Former W. PA CAG State Chair CAG Member 591 posts Posted August 20, 2005 Upcoming SW PA Shawnee Lake Carp-In: Quote (DC) Mark Metzger Posted August 20, 2005 Will ya have room for one more on sunday ? ill be at raystown lake for the weekend . am i right its about an hour from there? Quote pacarper Posted August 22, 2005 Mark, Yep, there will be room. I'd guess it be about an hour or so away by lookin' at a map. Quote Options Posted August 23, 2005 will there be people overnighting it ? i may come by saturday night to fish and then fish into sunday . Quote Posted August 26, 2005 I'd imagine they'll be a few overnighting it. I usually fish straight through, but will probably check out the music festival going on and probably won't get back to fishing until after midnight. Quote Options Posted September 2, 2005 OK, the fishing area has been baited up and should be ready to go, with the weather looking nice for the weekend. Thanks to CAGer Joe G. for doing the pre-baiting. Quote Options Posted September 2, 2005 see ya there sat night @10 or so Quote Big Carphuna Posted September 2, 2005 Good luck and have fun guys! Nice avatar dude! Quote ( Posted October 28, 2005 breaking the rules at shawnee fish on a nice shawnee mirror carp in the firm grip of steve lojack Quote Mr Big Winning isn't everything, but wanting to is. CAG Member 4,757 posts Interests:Above all else, helping others catch more Carp. Sorting out all the for profit bull crap over baits, and continuing to be a HIT SQUAD survivor. Location:north carolina Who Referred you?:jack spratt Report post Posted October 29, 2005 Steve. I sure wish I were a bit closer to you guys. Nice fish and a great looking spot. I didn't see any pictures of Mark with his fish??? Any chances you making the DC event this next weekend?? Tom. Quote pacarper Posted October 29, 2005 Hi Mark (Blue Cross Blue Shield-------bad joke, never mind), Thanks for posting the pics and comin' to the fish-in. I didn't bother takin' any pics that weekend myself or I might of got around to posting some...............eventually. As for the pics, Tim don't know he's breakin' the rules, he can't read . He did end up catching the most carp that weekend, 40 or so, guesstimate--he can't count either (especially once he gets above 20 (fingers and toes), or should that be 21 ) Jeremy (in the yellow shirt, so much for being stealth) caught the second most carp that weekend, 35 or so, including three mirror carp. I (that's Lojek) caught the third most, at 20 carp, including one mirror. And Joe, the local CAGer who put us on this quality carp lake, caught 15 carp, including the only 20 lbers, a 20 and a PB 24, plus a mirror. Thanks again to Joe G. for pre-baiting the area for us. I figured about 15 in total fished Labor Day weekend with us, including us 5 CAGers, with quite a few others stopping by to check things out. Oh, and there was a bowfisherman out too----he was nice enough to stop by and come talk to us when he was done to let us know he did stick one 36 incher. A guesstimated 130 carp (not counting the arrow-stuck one) at well over a 1000 lbs. total weight were caught that weekend, including 6 mirrors which up until that weekend, Joe had never seen a mirror caught from Shawnee. The majority of caught carp were in the 12-19 lb. range. The most notable thing about the carp was how underweight they were for their length. Some carp were as long as 36-37 in., but weighed under 20 lbs. I don't know if this will work but here's a link to some other pics that Joe took from that weekend: http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrowse.asp?folder_id=1452544 I've included a couple of other pics as well. One of a local kid that got-r-done catching a nice mirror. This mirror is known as the bloody (literally) mirror. And the other one is of Tim and Jeremy (what a couple of posers) and Sam (in the middle) ignoring the rules again. Thanks for the bag of giant corn as well Mark. Caught my first carp on the stuff at our Wilhelm fish-in here this month---will post some pics from that event on the Wilhelm thread when the roll of film is finished.......................eventually. Quote Options Posted October 29, 2005 Tom, Mark caught a few fish from what I remember, how many did ya catch Mark? I think there may have been a pic or two of Mark taken, but not sure. No I wasn't planning on the DC event. I was at the DC fish-in back in '99 and 2001---been there done that twice and got the pics to prove it. Don't really have any plans to do DC again, driving around DC sucks. A few us were having a little discussion on the SPMB here: http://southernpaylaker.com/view_topic.php?id=605&forum_id=4 about having another paylake get-together next year, so we'll see what happens. I'm sure we'll get to fish together one of these days.
  2. pacarper

    FFF 2016 - REGISTER HERE!

    Your name: Steve Lojek Your CAG forum name: pacarper Your state or province of residence: PA The state or province of your FFF 2016 fishing venue, if it differs from your residence: W. PA Junior (17 or under as of 1/1/16)?: no
  3. pacarper

    InFisherman Master angler Award

    Yep it aired, I caught a re-run of it a few months back. At the end of the segment there was a note about Richard's passing. It looks like the segment was at the end of episode 6 of the 2014 season last year, but they don't show the entire show on the In-fisherman website, just one segment of the episode and they don't have the buffalo segment there. But ya can see a short clip from the segment (as well as a carp clip) here in this segment from a later episode around the 4 min. mark: http://bcove.me/ns2x10op
  4. pacarper

    Carp weight calculator?

    All ya gotta do is use the forum search tool.............................. Check out this old thread for Nightwing's (Paul W.) carp weight formula, of which many think it's pretty accurate for a formula: http://www.carpanglersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/topic/16252-calculating-carp-weights/page-2?hl=%20carp%20%20weight%20%20formula
  5. pacarper

    The future in 300 yard casts...

    Aahh, ya mean the Chumzooka, Bob. There's a blast form the past, literally(and yes, works well as an AWW(Anti-Watercraft Weapon)too) . We had some fun with it back during our early carpin' outings back when Paul B. was OH Chair. I think the one in the pic below got sold to Shears on our trip down to NC-------what da hell does a paylaker need a chumzooka for? Decked out with a scope, laser pointer, can holder, spray valve, and air-cooled barrel.
  6. pacarper

    When Pay Lakes go bad...

    Yea well, there's plenty of businesses that utilize natural resources to make a living-----nothing wrong with that, it's business, just the way it is. There probably isn't a bigger group out there in the states that have been practicing the sport of rippin' carp longer (many decades now) than the paylake carpers (north or south). Wish away, but I highly doubt the carp paylakes are gonna be shutdown anytime soon.
  7. Hey Bob, Sounds like a plan-------it's been awhile. I was workin' over in OH last year in Aurora and thought about checking to see if any of the OH events were close by there, but never got around to it. I see you got conned into being state chair again. Some of the local carpers here in W. PA have been trying to con me into being chair again on this side of the state, but so far I haven't relented.
  8. Yea the toasted stuff is more dry and has a bit more crunch I guess than the raw stuff and has a nutty smell/flavor to it. These properties are probably why the PA paylakers chose to use the toasted version in their baits, plus it being less likely to lock up than raw germ. This was one of the original PA pack/flake baits and because of the increasing price of germ, other less pricy alternative ingredients became more prominent in baits over the years, leading to different packs being more popular now. I don't know if these newer baits are as nutritious as the wheat germ baits tho, but then again they're only fish.............so cheaper baits that catch just as well, trump nutrition.
  9. Actually I've seen a recipe from Herk that used both milk and molasses combined to make black bait, so.........................
  10. I haven't seen it mentioned here yet, but wheat germ (wg) is usually available in two forms, raw or toasted (like this:http://www.kretschmer.com/about-wheatgerm ). Most bait recipes you come across, usually don't specify which type to use, but from my experience, the toasted wheat germ (more expensive than raw) is what should be used to make this black pack. The raw wg binds much more and if used, ya likely won't end up with a bait that breaks/flakes very well at all.
  11. pacarper

    are boilies over rated???

    Same here. Old cornmeal doughball (or old yella, as we call it at the PA paylakes) has always been my favorite (probably a better word than "best") prepared carp bait, primarily because it's the first main carp bait I can remember using and catching with all those years back as a youngster. I still usually try and have old yella in my bait bucket, along with too many other baits when I go carpin'. All the multitude of prepared baits (not to mention live/natural baits and artificials) us carpers throw at carp are typically made from the same base grains/ingredients, but in different forms and with different methods of preparation(homemade or commercial), leading to different kinds of presentation. The one that ends up being "best" is gonna vary with any given situation, as ya mentioned. As for the boilies, well they are just doughballs of some sort before being boiled/steamed, so.........................
  12. pacarper

    are boilies over rated???

    C'mon Barry, just admit it, doughball rules.
  13. Nice capture. Hmm, wonder if the bait it was caught on was a boilie, by a sponsored angler?
  14. Hmmmm, what about that bait ya came up with last year, pokebait---------where does that fall in your comparison? With all the mention of break times in this debait, maybe we should just call these baits what they actually are......................................breakbait. Nah, that would make to much sense...........
  15. pacarper

    Bollie/Doughball question

    Trebles, pfft................... quads are the way to go----------if they're legal where ya fish............ LOL They have dough hooks with springs if ya find you're having trouble keeping your bait on the hook, here: http://www.psfishing.com/fishing-hooks-speci-dough.html
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