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(MN) chayathecat

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About (MN) chayathecat

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    State Chair-Minnesota

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    Tropical fish
    Planted fish tanks
    Fishing-Mainly Carp
    Making bait :-)
    Smoking beef/chicken/fish
    Flying at kite festivals

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  1. Thank you to the 12 brave anglers who made it to the MN Summer fish-in. Heavy rain up north resulted in the water level rising 5-6 feet and the 400 yards of fishable bank space was pretty much all submerged. We had to wade out to cast and lost a ton of fish to snags and floating debris. Even in tough conditions, we landed 16 carp, 1 buffalo (and a lot of channel cats) Congratulations to Max for landing a 17.5 lb fish and taking the 1st place medal Congratulations to Nathan for landing 3 carp (and a lot of cats) in the 5 hours he fished. He got 2nd place Congratulations to Sadiq for catching his first buffalo (or quillback) and winning 3rd place. Congratulations to Devin for landing a beautiful 2 toned carp. We lost 10+ fish in snags throughout the day but overall we had a ton of fun and made new friends
  2. still fishing nowadays?

  3. (MN) chayathecat

    Adjustable Zig Rigs-Tips Needed.

    Adjustable zigs are something I want to try soon. 90% of my zig fishing is done with simple popups or a piece of fake corn/foam.I do not like using flavoring/using goo on my zigs. For my style of fishing, the fact that something is floating mid water is more important than it having a scent trail. I have watched fish come up to highly scented popups and move away. Same zig with a plain popup caught multiple fish that day.
  4. (MN) chayathecat

    What wrong with this buffalo?

    boat props? grazed by an arrow? I've caught commons with a missing gill plate before and thought it was from people picking them up by the gills and then releasing them with damaged gill plates...which might fall off. Following...
  5. (MN) chayathecat

    First MN carp of 2018

    That's a 42 inch sonic euro net
  6. (MN) chayathecat

    First MN carp of 2018

    Mike Bold! Hope to see you on the bank this year
  7. (MN) chayathecat

    First MN carp of 2018

    Finally had a day above 35 degrees but wind was blowing at 20mph. Head out to a warm water discharge on the Mississippi for a few hours. The bass fishermen were out in full force, wading halfway down the river as far as my eyes could see. I found a shallow stretch between 2 groups of wading bass guys and set up. Quickly realized the ground was like quick sand, hence the other angers were avoiding that area. Lost an absolute beast close to shore when it went around a large rock and cut the braid clean. Was able to land this beauty soon afterwards. The length was along the same as my 42" net frame so I would think it weighed around 20lb. Quick pic and release while my boots were stuck in the deep mud.
  8. (MN) chayathecat

    When can you say you have caught a fish?

    The ghostie I snagged was probably feeding on the loose boilies in the pva mesh when it made a wrong turn. At least it helped me to figure out what they wanted to feed on since the hookbait wasn't really worked.
  9. (MN) chayathecat

    When can you say you have caught a fish?

    Last weekend I landed a 18+ lb ghostie, only to realize I had snagged it behind the pectoral fin. I honestly felt I was pulling in a flathead catfish in against the current until I netted the carp. The hook popped right out and the fish swam away. I would like to consider that fish as being "caught" .
  10. (MN) chayathecat

    Minnesota Fish In. July 29

    The jet ski/heavy boat traffic might have kept the bigger girls far away from the bank , into the deeper channels :-). 70 plus fish for 5 anglers each using 1 rod is quite a haul fest. This lake has some monsters and we hope to get some of them during our fall fish in.
  11. (MN) chayathecat

    Minnesota Fish In. July 29

    Minnesota Fish left some anglers with sore arms :-). 4 adults and 1 child were active anglers, while other friends came just to chat. Over 70 carp caught and released during this 1 rod event. We were plagued by the countless low teens but some nice fish were caught. Newbie (Daud) bagged 24 fish in his prime peg, including a pristine 24 lb fish. He won a 1 yr. CAG membership from me. First time fish in participant (Zee) bagged a fantastic 19 lber. He wrangled about 20 fish. The youngest angler managed to reel in 9 fish, showing that MN carp fishing has a bright future! Daud and Jaffar with a 24 lb carp Zee with a 19lb carp. First cast!
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    Minnesota Fish In. July 29

    The MN Fish In has been on the calendar for a while. If anyone of you are able to make it, just let me know. Fish in will be in Litchfield MN (July 29) . We plan to start by 7am and can fish into the evening. It's at a private residence (CAG member's cabin) so if you are coming, just call/message/text me me and I can send you the address. It is a free even. If anyone needs to borrow tackle/rods/bait, just let me know. Aniq: 507 269 7732
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    Fox River

    That's a very nice setup
  14. (MN) chayathecat

    How to change the 1 rod rule (Minnesota)

    Thank you for the attached doc. I will definitely take a look and share. The fish population ( walleye, bass) is declining due to over fishing/poaching, waters becoming too clear for fish to breed (such as lake mille lacs: zebra mussels ), fertilizer run off etc. DNR is struggling to keep adding new stock of game fish to keep the population high in a state where fishing is a massive revenue earner. The thinking behind the 1 rod rule is: 1. People are already poaching fish. If anglers can use more rods, they can poach more game fish-thus negating the efforts to keep stocking/keeping population high 2. Allowing 2-3 rods for rough fish (true game fish) is not a feasible option since most people fish for game fish. DNR cannot control who is fishing for what species. The common misconception is that carp destroy all breeding structures for native game fish, plus eat all the eggs. It is simpler for DNR to point fingers at carp for dwindling native species population than to target larger issues such as : 1. the massive infestation of zebra mussels, eurasian milfoil and other invasive 2. the massive amount of fertilizer run off into lakes and rivers, causing algae bloom and poor water quality in some major water ways 3. the use of high powered boat engines in shallow lakes. These cause more damage than a head of rooting carp Plus, bowfishing is very popular here. The revenue generation from bowfishing equipment makes it an incentive to follow the money. When a blood thirsty thrill generates so much $/tax $, it is easy to see why dnr and other local authorities will only support those thrill seekers. The question remains: Has anyone on CAG successfully led a campaign to change the rod rule in their state?