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  1. philaroman

    indingenous seed baits

    well, the mature seeds are brown & make you puke -- doesn't sound like corn investigate local edible plants, for possible bait
  2. philaroman

    Creek carpin

    how light are you going on the tackle?
  3. philaroman

    Looking for some guidance

    start out w/ smaller carp in smaller streams: it really helps to actually see the fish; know that they're there & not likely to leave a somewhat confined area until the water levels rise; and observe their behavior... then, set up upstream from them, chum, & wait for them to find YOU... after you gain a little experience & confidence in your choice of baits/rigging, move to bigger water
  4. philaroman

    Carp on the worm

    ALL FISH LOVE BLOODWORMS!!! dig in the muck to find some (like the carp do) & match your SJs' size/color to that
  5. philaroman

    Walter E. Long (Decker Lake) to be Drained?

    Plan 5: have the golfers beat the BFers w/ their clubs, while the true anglers fish a full lake & watch ...that way everyone stays busy/entertained
  6. philaroman

    Her first fish!

    I CHEATED: got the lightest, X-Slow 11'6" UL Noodle (1-4# line rating) used a broken 5' UL to make a short alternate butt section now, I have the 7' 10" XUL option
  7. philaroman

    April carpin

    yellow split peas are my absolute favorite dry legume for carp (and many other Cypriniformes... any F/W omnivore, really) great for any application that requires a dry/soaked/cooked legume, processed into paste or particles -- rather than in-the-can convenience even though the protein content isn't the highest, there's still plenty & every other category ROCKS: color, flavor, aroma, cost, availability, etc...
  8. philaroman

    CT Trophy Carp Regs - Urgent Update!

    WOW... ANY bow-fishing, for ANY species in a Wildlife Management Area (aside from brief, rare, special-circumstance population control... maybe once a decade, if needed) -- WTF is wrong w/ Connecticut???
  9. philaroman

    First MN carp of 2018

    in spots like that, I take 10-15 min to gather some brush/sticks to make myself a walkway... weak, thin, dry-rotted stuff works fine to distribute your weight -- kinda' like snowshoes
  10. philaroman

    Mirror Carp..?

    extremely rare in Lower Delaware R. Basin (I'd guess far, far below 1%) -- aware of a few caught, but honestly don't remember seeing one, in person... smaller lakes/ponds with koi & goldfish/hybrids may improve your odds... couple hrs. drive West to Susquehanna R. Basin, would DEFINITELY improve your odds
  11. philaroman

    Mirror Carp..?

    location, location, location... I'm in Philly & can't remember the last mirror I saw anywhere in my area... out of many hundreds caught over many years (maybe even thousands observed/caught over decades) pretty sure that mirrors are a tiny fraction of 1% in the Lower Delaware R. Basin, unless there are isolated lakes/ponds with higher concentrations, that I don't know about
  12. philaroman

    Boats/Kayaks

    using boats/yaks to get to a pristine bank spot works great ...otherwise, not really that ideal as fishing platforms for carp-specific tackle/techniques/paraphernalia: can't use long rods -- even 8'-9' is cumbersome on a small boat (esp., if not alone) can't keep the "rod end" of your set-ups still basically, can't use 90% of your "carpiest toys"
  13. philaroman

    Poll: Where would you fish this swim?

    never know... coves like that may be a refuge from strong post-rain current, AND/OR may get "patrlloed" on a schedule & be quite productive for a couple/few daily windows... I'd start A side of B in dry weather; C side of B for high/falling water levers... ideally, feed up two close spots -- on either side of B -- where I could float-fish the snaggy channel close in, while being able to distance cast to drastically different habitat (river or cove)... better yet, go w/ a friend; do individual recon for a couple hours; then, fish together on the better "corner"
  14. philaroman

    Leader problems...

    if unhindered passage through the guides while casting is your goal, FG wins out -- Crazy Alberto & Albright are fine knots, but they double the mono, while the FG does not if you're bothered by the knot bumping the guides on the retrieve, Alberto/Albright might be a better choice because the mono tag end points the other way (no matter how close you clip the tag end on heavy mono, it's still a significant protrusion) if you still want to do 30-to-80 braid, get HOLLOW 80# braid & do a SPLICE -- slimmer by far & stronger than ANY braid/braid knot
  15. philaroman

    Dry Dog Food ?

    soak it -- should turn into fairly homogeneous mush you can use as a base for dry ingredients...
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