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(GA) needmotime2fish

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About (GA) needmotime2fish

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    Barry Shildneck - State Chair Lawrenceville, Georgia
  • Birthday 07/14/1945

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    Family, reading, computers, TV - and of course, fishing!

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  1. (GA) needmotime2fish

    Tennessee Fish-in Inquiry

    I'm sure that there are a few of us here in Georgia who would attend at least one TN fish-in - if not more - particularly if the venue is in eastern TN -- or maybe central. Interstate 75 provides fairly easy access to a number of possible venues on the Tennessee River system, and I-24 opens up several others to the west (e.g., Nickajack, Tim's Ford) that are from 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hours from the Atlanta area.
  2. (GA) needmotime2fish

    Georgia Spring 2018 Fish-in

    PLEASE NOTE !!! The GEORGIA SPRING 2018 FISH-IN has been cancelled (or postponed ?) until further notice. With a light turnout already expected, plus a very unfavorable weather forecast that would have deterred some of the few who had planned to come, I decided to cancel the event for now. If and when I find a new date, I will post it here and on the CAG Facebook page.
  3. (GA) needmotime2fish

    Georgia Spring 2018 Fish-in

    Location: Salacoa Creek Park, Ranger, GA (Gordon County) Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018 Time: Park opens at 7:00 AM Everyone is welcome, both CAG members as well as guests. But please let me know if you plan to attend. I'll be cooking hot dogs for lunch, and it helps to know how many people to plan for. THANKS! The carp fishing here is usually pretty good in the spring. Although the fish average on the small side, there are plenty of them in the lake -- including lots of mirrors. However, we do sometimes catch a few double-digit carp, and a 20 pound fish is caught now and then (but those are rare). I hope to see you there!
  4. (GA) needmotime2fish

    2018 GA Spring Fish-in May 5th

    For details, please click on the event posted on the CAG Calendar on May 05 This will again be held at Salacoa Creek Park, located in Gordon County in northwestern Georgia. It is not a competition, it's a "fish for fun" event, and everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a CAG member to attend. The location, just 11 miles off I-75, makes it possible for anglers from parts of several other nearby states to attend if they wish (just remember that a valid GA license is required to fish -- available online). If you have any questions, PM me through this Forum or email me at bshildn@yahoo.com I hope to see you there.
  5. (GA) needmotime2fish

    URGENT - CT Regulations!

    I sent mine several hours ago. I pretty much used your letter, but added a few comments of my own, including -- where you said, "Where you find trophy sized carp you will invariably find trophy sized bass, pike, walleye and other species.", I added as an example of carp and other species co-existing well, that a few years ago there was a new TN state record largemouth bass caught in Chickamauga Lake, part of the Tennessee River that has long been recognized as trophy carp water. I also said that some day I hoped to "be able to cite the new CT regulation (as it exists) to the legislators in my own state, as an example of a reasonable, fair-minded, and forward-thinking regulation".
  6. (GA) needmotime2fish

    Georgia Angler Awards

    See http://georgiawildlife.com/fishing/anglerawards for full details about the Georgia Angler Awards program. I know that many of you, myself included, don't really care much about being "officially recognized" for catching a good fish. For me it's mostly just a matter of personal satisfaction when (if) everything comes together, and I manage to catch a nice carp now & then. HOWEVER -- as Iain recently pointed out to me, if more and more carp anglers would report their catches of carp through their state awards program, perhaps the state agencies would take notice, and then they might start paying more attention when one of us makes a request or a suggestion. Many states have awards programs that include carp. Here in GA, a "kept" (killed) carp must weigh 15 pounds to be entered. But the program also allows RELEASED fish to be entered, and carp -- both commons and grass carp -- need only measure 31" to qualify for an award. The web link above gives complete details and also has a link to the official entry form. While I do encourage you to enter your fish -- if only to help demonstrate to the DNR that Georgia does have a large contingent of carp anglers -- I would also suggest that you be careful that the photographs you submit do not give away the location. You never know when the bowfishers might be checking those pictures to look for new spots to shoot.
  7. (GA) needmotime2fish

    Fly fishing shows

    John -- I'm texting you a photo of a "grass fly" that a guy I met on the bank was using to catch grass carp at a local pond. He noticed the grassers slurping blown-in grass on the surface when the maintenance guys were mowing near the bank, so he tied a fly that resembles a few blades of grass.
  8. (GA) needmotime2fish

    Contact with a FFing carper

    I was carping at Lake Lanier several years ago when I met a fly-fishing guide and his client who were chasing carp in some of the coves near the spot I was fishing. During our conversation, he mentioned that he sometimes competes in fly-fishing carp tournaments on several rivers in TN. Maybe your contact is involved with that same group of anglers.
  9. (GA) needmotime2fish

    Georgia Carp USA

    Georgia has changed a lot since I first came here in 1965 for college. But then again, what hasn't changed in 50+ years? You should come back down for a visit sometime. It's "only" about a 600 mile trip to Atlanta from Morgantown. Seriously, if you ever do plan to come down this way, let me know. Maybe Cannonball (the new TN state chair) and I can plan a joint fish-in.
  10. (GA) needmotime2fish

    Georgia Carp USA

    Nice video, nice fish. Great job! I assume you made this much earlier in the year -- you were wearing shorts and wading, and I didn't notice any snow.
  11. (GA) needmotime2fish

    Lets see your bait stash

  12. (GA) needmotime2fish

    FFF 2018 - Register Here!

    Your name: Barry Shildneck Your CAG forum name: "needmotime2fish" Your state or province of residence: Georgia The state or province of your FFF 2018 fishing venue, if it differs from your residence: Georgia Junior (17 or under as of 1/1/18)?: Nope (17 x 4, plus a few more)
  13. (GA) needmotime2fish

    Mirror Carp..?

    There are definitely no guarantees where mirrors are concerned. I caught a small carp back in the late 1960's that I was told was a "leather". But I didn't catch another "mirror" until about 4 years ago, when I learned about a lake where about 1/4 of the carp are mirrors. Anyway, for me it was almost 50 years between my first and second. Luckily, I've managed a few more since then -- all but one from that lake.
  14. (GA) needmotime2fish

    Georgia Fall Fish-in

    It's THIS Saturday (10/21). Hope to see you there... but if possible, let me know in advance so I'll have a head count for food.
  15. (GA) needmotime2fish

    Possum & Dunkel Fall Fantastic

    Yes, Carping is fun on its own. But it's the sharing time on the bank with good friends that makes it really special. Good job!