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  1. As others have said, fake corn is the answer.
  2. Tie a bead or spring on your hair and use your own doughbait to mold around that. I started out using that technique and did well with it.
  3. Good to see you out catching! A couple of us had an AMAZING session on Friday.
  4. Ahh, it's true we can't touch that size of fish(consistently) around here, but you absolutely crush it in terms of numbers. I'm not sure any other carp angler in the country catches as many carp as you.
  5. "Elite" is a stretch! Haha! "Pretty decent" maybe. Congrats on hitting 500lbs!
  6. Today was tough, but you saved it with those two last minute fish!!
  7. Had my most memorable session to date this past Sunday. Broke my long standing PB Common of 28lbs with a brute Common of 31lbs! Add two other 25lb class Commons and a few smaller ones. Also broke my Grass carp PB with a thick 41lb fish! Added one other long lean grassie that measured 41". It was truly a great day for me. Was thankful for being joined by "petew" from the forums and AJ from the Facebook group. It would have been a tough time netting these fish on my own. 31lb PB Common Couple 25lb Commons Few scrappers PB 41lb Grass Carp Long, lean grassie.
  8. I think I will be out at Olathe Lake Sunday morning. Haven't tried it this year and have seen lots of carp breaching when I am out on my kayak.
  9. He starts middle school this fall! Yikes!! We keep it simple with crazy eights, war, go fish etc. Haha!
  10. Took my oldest out fishing for a couple sessions this month. Caught some nice Commons and a big grassie. Channel cats and card games keep us busy in between carp bites. Looking back on his first ever outing and our most recent one amazes me in how much he has grown. Here are some pics from our most recent outings. VID_20170714_071850831.mp4
  11. It was a great night to be fishing.
  12. We(Me, petew, and AJ)fished the overnight at heritage a couple weeks back. Fished off the dam. Each caught one carp, good size on all of them. I think heritage holds some surprisingly big carp for it's size. We have been doing more evening session during the heat wave are having.
  13. That's some specialized tackle. I think someone else knows your spot.
  14. Of course they would like you to come talk at Bass Pro, the bow guys would love to get some info on good carp "fishing" spots. Remember, bow killers love little creeks and streams. Easy pickens. I'm sure you have walked the Bass Pro store many times (as have I), how many carp specific items do they carry? Maybe some "Uncle Joe's carp bait", I'm sure that's good stuff. Now head on over to the archery section and feast your eyes upon the bowfishing section. Big difference, huh? Oh yeah, did you see the rigged out boat specifically for bowfishing sitting right outside the front doors. What's the price tag on that? Now tell me which activity they will seriously support. I wouldn't trust the Sponser of the biggest bowfishing tournament of the year to honestly give any serious support to catch and release carp anglers. When they are hosting the countries biggest catch and release carp tournament, I MIGHT see it differently. JMHO I will let you do the math.
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