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  1. think I should post this...Question WHY SHOULD SOMEONE PAY TO BE IN CAG?...those reasons used to be obvious, Our objectives are clear: “To gain acceptance of the carp as an exciting and challenging sport fish." "To become better carp anglers, assist others and encourage them to join us. " But with social media you can learn fine tuning details outside of CAG like never before, you can in short order learn things that took the rest of us decades of trial and error....we still do that, yet the social aspect IMHO has been lacking..I joined CAG after a "fish-in" an old school CAG term for socials..friendly faces that can hand you extra kit, bait and you can see all the gear hands on goes along way to making someone a carp convert..and oh yeah handing someone a rod with a screaming run drag busting carp will bring a smile to even a old school fisherman....socials should be a major push of CAG...back in the day, people went to trade shows/boatshows/etc and they handed out "diddybags" IMHO CAG should do that at bigger "recruiting socials" where lots on non fishing "lookie lews" can see and become interested even have a tent to hand out diddy bags and hand out information...recruiting socials should be in locations with plenty of fish, and a public park like area where people can see..many of these places are available to grow membership and our ranks.... "To treat the carp with respect, promote the release of trophy-size carp and encourage others to do the same." this is a no brainer, proper fish handling allows a healthy carp to be recaptured, many a record or PB has been caught before a little bigger each time. C & R works plain and simple...also with the growth of Bfing and even harvesting carp for the table has made it a priority to seek regulation changes at the state and local level IMHO members will pay to be a part of CAG for this factor alone..but CAG will need to show an effort to seek better carp friendly regulations as an organization Other regs like 3 rod rules/chumming etc as well as the wanton disregard of on the books regulations by some state agencies (wanton waste - lighting & safety violations as examples) Sometimes a letter from our groups or even side groups, and in some cases a letter with a lawyers letterhead might be in order....many would join CAG and would pay to fight the good fight many not even in the USA. we should also seek alliances with other groups with similar goals and issues Most of all: go fishing, share with others, and have fun.” Carp are powerfull-intellegent-and huge compared to almost any fish in fresh water, that with its widespread availability like no fish in North America. spread the word! and take people fishing....
  2. 2018 TEAM competitive social

    I am sure you can use about anything..unsure why they would ban a float setup
  3. Hello everyone! an up-date about bob's fishing lakes in Savanna Mo....had a long phone call with the owner Ed..and he is excited about us having a competitive social there in 2018...he was VERY open about better carp care as anyone who had to spend $ to buy them!....a few brits have popped up there in the past...so he knew a tiny bit about the landing mats and nets etc...I told him we can share better carp care by example....and that he could get more sales out of his anglers selling kit they can't buy from Walmart or bass-pro shops!...as far as big fish the biggest fish like in any pressured water do not get caught much...there are several 40# class fish in the upper 30's and a mid 40's taken 2 years ago....I am confident that a state record resides in that 4a lake...no fish have been stocked in over a year....some buffalo are in the lake but they have been removing the large catfish and buffalo to his other lake....this is the closest thing we have anywhere like an english syndicate water...told him naming a few of the big fish and a capture board would motivate those like they do in the UK!.... we discussed about having a team event and costs/rules so will be working out details...part of entry fees will include their famous fried tenderloin dinner that was voted best in state....and some "if your not a carp fisherman you ain't ####" T shirt/hand towels...LOL....they are Bivvy/Brolly Friendly and open in April through October....already have about 8 people said they would go... if you have suggestions on when this should happen please let me know before I get this puppy planned he also said they have very few people fish during the day...so if someone wanted to chase a state record, they might hit it up some time....leading by example on fish handling and if you go please be nice and share why your catching way more fish than others (super secret baits aside) This place is a reasonable drive from KC and could be great for recruiting more carpers...both casual and competitive If you have any Ideas or suggestions please let me know
  4. Cold weather baits

    Many times this time of year can be a tough time for carp, lots of junk (chod) can blow it making it hard or uncomfortable for carp to feed on bottom so step one is find a location the carp are feeding, scanning the area with binoculars for breaches...also looking at winds and currents to see where leaves and other debris accumulate..these are areas to avoid this time of year..also wafers or pop ups are your friend...other than a single pop up plastic corn on a chod or KD rig...I also like a soft dough on a hair rigged spring...below is one that has worked for me 2 cups of wheaties brand cereal whizzed to a powder in a blender.... 1/3 cup of carnation milk powder...2 table spoons of schnapps....1 pack of strawberry or pineapple jello and the juice of a couple cans of sweet corn mix all your drys in a ziplock bag and shake well then in a separate bowl drain the sweet corn and save the corn for chum in a blender mix the schnapps and corn juice you can add some dry aminos to your dry mix or liquid to your wets mix to a nice dough ..if its too wet add more wheaties powder roll into a big ball and put it on a plate and cover with a bowl and nuke it for 30 sec place in a ziplock with a wet paper towel in the fridge you can roll it in a ball and fish it like a boilee or on a hair rigged spring post up captures and enjoy!
  5. 2018 TEAM competitive social

    Ill find out they charge so that will limit entries...but that being said a nice winners purse would be available.....having locals will be a good thing..they draw pegs so...its no biggie to have company......Ill send out a whats a best date as we get closer to like feb,,,we have time
  6. 2018 TEAM competitive social

    Amen to that......message me some dates, ..it supposed to be a magic kinda place at night ...but they are open april thru oct
  7. 2018 TEAM competitive social

    a few pics of what its like there..closest some us will ever get to an east coast pay-lake.
  8. 2018 TEAM competitive social

    1st pic is a 46..2nd 39..other are mid low 20's all from Bob's
  9. think I should post this...Question WHY SHOULD SOMEONE PAY TO BE IN CAG?...those reasons used to be obvious, Our objectives are clear: “To gain acceptance of the carp as an exciting and challenging sport fish." "To become better carp anglers, assist others and encourage them to join us. " But with social media you can learn fine tuning details outside of CAG like never before, you can in short order learn things that took the rest of us decades of trial and error....we still do that, yet the social aspect IMHO has been lacking..I joined CAG after a "fish-in" an old school CAG term for socials..friendly faces that can hand you extra kit, bait and you can see all the gear hands on goes along way to making someone a carp convert..and oh yeah handing someone a rod with a screaming run drag busting carp will bring a smile to even a old school fisherman....socials should be a major push of CAG...back in the day, people went to trade shows/boatshows/etc and they handed out "diddybags" IMHO CAG should do that at bigger "recruiting socials" where lots on non fishing "lookie lews" can see and become interested even have a tent to hand out diddy bags and hand out information...recruiting socials should be in locations with plenty of fish, and a public park like area where people can see..many of these places are available to grow membership and our ranks.... "To treat the carp with respect, promote the release of trophy-size carp and encourage others to do the same." this is a no brainer, proper fish handling allows a healthy carp to be recaptured, many a record or PB has been caught before a little bigger each time. C & R works plain and simple...also with the growth of Bfing and even harvesting carp for the table has made it a priority to seek regulation changes at the state and local level IMHO members will pay to be a part of CAG for this factor alone..but CAG will need to show an effort to seek better carp friendly regulations as an organization Other regs like 3 rod rules/chumming etc as well as the wanton disregard of on the books regulations by some state agencies (wanton waste - lighting & safety violations as examples) Sometimes a letter from our groups or even side groups, and in some cases a letter with a lawyers letterhead might be in order....many would join CAG and would pay to fight the good fight many not even in the USA. we should also seek alliances with other groups with similar goals and issues Most of all: go fishing, share with others, and have fun.” Carp are powerfull-intellegent-and huge compared to almost any fish in fresh water, that with its widespread availability like no fish in North America. spread the word! and take people fishing....
  10. only reason I make the balls that big is I can chunk them out farther on my baiting spoon with 5 foot handle, any bigger they don't fly out as far and it sounds like someone lobbing bricks in the water.....I catapult them out, golf ball size when I am fishing as I don't want that much noise...as a note in a pinch a big method ball can be a personal space defense weapon..it the dark-no lights-dress in camo - give a new meaning to "death from above"..ask me about my special cat chit/litter and coyote urine method balls sometime
  11. an affectionate term for those that "stab harvest" fish....feed corn rocks never noticed a black line reddish maybe, I take out a handful of boiled maize and use for hook baits prob the best go to bait....in a big stock pot presoak it 24 hours then boil for 30 or so min or until it starts to split... a 1/4 cup of salt and a table spoon of crushed red pepper..and use well water or in a pinch distilled water..lots of flavor options off the shelf in the grocery store, just remember the golden rule "less is more!" when i first started I over flavored the jeezus out of my baits..I think it overwhelms a carps sensory perception...so a 1/3 teaspoon in a 1/2 full bucket of fresh boiled maize is PLENTY even less if its a concentrate...a single packet of jello (some very interesting flavors) in that 1/2 bucket of boiled maize, with the water mostly drained off, stir in the jello while the corn is still hot, put the lid on and its ready for your next days fishing
  12. I use well water for boiling everything.....if I am making a method mix I like oats pack/cream corn most of the year sometimes grits,.... winter bread crumb/canned sweet corn...a spoon of crushed red pepper rocks in boiled corn..corn chops boiled turns into a big goo..dumped into and ice chest and pour in rolled oats (can get it in 50# bags at a feed store) pre make your method balls...you can spike up the mix with hemp seed, boiled pop corn, peanuts, chick peas...a touch of deer attractant called "stump liquor" I use a baiting spoon and lob out big orange sized balls...do that most anywhere there are carp you will haul fish....be stealthy because Bfers will shoot you out........
  13. Big carp tackle

    I agree, when I first started it was crazy hard to get even the simplest kit...but BCT has stepped up and provided great goodies and always ready to help with questions!
  14. Missouri Team Event

    cool...we should have more details long before the event..will try to schedule the event so all interested can attend
  15. Planning stages of a TEAM event this spring, cost will be in the $75 range format will be a bit more pay-lake-like. bathrooms, Bivvy friendly, dinner provided, diddy bag with carp goodies, T-Shirt etc...prob have a crack at winning $500-$1000 depending on how many sign up already have some commitments....It will be held in the KC Missouri area (Kirk) contact me please sir....
  16. Best way is boil some corn and pre bait...find a nice place to set up and pull the fish to you!...50# of corn is cheap..once fish know food is there they will come back....once spring gets here and fish are in a feeding mood...I'd use a turkey fryer set up and boil up a whole bag of corn put it in 5 gal buckets and use a 50 pound bag of rolled oats and a bit of regular flour to make method balls lob them out with a catapult or baiting spoon on a long handle pick several spots along the shore and don't forget the margins.... do that twice..over about 10 days then go fishing.....I'd bet you'll catch some mammoth fish....
  17. Missouri Team Event

    The lake will have pegs and teams will draw for pegs..and a team can be just one person..but usually 2....unsure but think its a 4 rod per peg limit, but working out the details with the owners..will try to set up a date to maximize participation my goal is 10 CAG teams..that will also have their locals...they can have 60 teams! Hope to pick a date with a good moon faze to maximize catching! (I am a big believer in solunar tables) this will be a great chance for people to give the paylakeing environment a shot without driving clear out to NC!......http://www.solunarforecast.com/solunarcalendar.aspx
  18. Missouri Team Event

    ........ Kirk is sexier than me.......but Frank..it would be awesome to see you fishing anywhere!
  19. 2017 CAG FALL BIG 4

    if your in St Louis need to get you hooked up with doug reed and Marco Koning...carp fishing fools
  20. Throw back pic 06!

    I can tell you there was an organized attempt to destroy CAG by elements in the Bfing community ..most CAGers I ever knew were friendly and giving freely of information I agree...with social media now it will be FAR easier than it was in the 90's even early 2000's what happened to the guy called KCcarper was the Kansas state chair? I have been reaching out to a group in the St Louis area...they left CAG because of perceived lack of value...biggest on their list was needing events...thats the easy part....I would work with our state chair and personally call is I could and email if necessary to get the old gangs back together..
  21. Any good spots around here?

    Guntersville, wheeler any of the known Bfing holes....I would tell you to do some exploring, more Bfing = smaller fish...keep that in mind....
  22. Poll: Where would you fish this swim?

    sounds like a plan! The feeder boilees, were do hold better as chum in current...If I was fishing it I would use pop up plastic maze...glugged...I have always caught my biggest carp on boilees....maze for numbers...but one rod always has a boilee for me..good luck and take pics and share!
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