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MOCarper

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    Kansas City Missouri
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    ALL FISHING!, falconry, arrowheads, birding, wildlife artist, family

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  1. probably.....I'm surprised it broke off-it was tied to braid; I'm a mono-man, and landed the fish with 8lb test and super -ultra-light 5-ft rod.........just submitted an article for NACA describing and detailing the technique............fished heritage at 5:30am-nuthin-didn't use pack bait though, just boiled corn with sweet corn and vanilla chum.....too many channel cats; saw one carp breach close, but nuthin........went to the end of the silo point-not much deeper than where you fish..............getting an ibobber soon to map lake bottoms, maybe some deeper creek bottoms too.....if I map heritage, I'll send it to you...........................still gotta pair up with you someday!..........
  2. Tried a local lake very early this morning with no hits, then went to a local creek and was 5 for 5, anywhere from 8-17lbs, the latter of which had a broken hair rig with shrink tubing and 3 pieces of fake corn-my hook was right next to it!!!!.. couldn't tell how long the fish had it; I've never seen other fisherman here at all, so maybe the fish come from upstream, but it's be a ways-no good pools for a mile or so.......Soooo, I gained tackle today instead of losing a rig!!....
  3. As far as I know- only through membership in IGFA- I'll check.....
  4. Came across this reading my issue of International Angler, published by the IGFA- so there is recognition of the common carp as a sport fish on an International level!!!!.....with conventional tackle!!!!!.....maybe one of us should enter-eh?...................
  5. Here we go!..........90 minutes to fish and caught a nice 8lb 12ozer, then this channel cat that literally leapt 2 feet straight into the air!!!............It is heavier than any individual we caught last week in Minnesota!!!!....
  6. Hello all!! Well...after an exhausting CAG Big 4 I had to take a break and go fishing, so we went with my two brothers and two of my sons to Minnesota and caught some quality fish!!......in 7 days, we caught 80-90 pike (I was able to catch 42),.. several walleye, a dozen or more largemouth and a large smallmouth, plus two Master Angler Rock bass!..............however, even the largest fish didn't come close to our average carp!!.....back to carpin this week!......
  7. Frank-too far for me for one day, but someday I'm coming to Illinois!!!......good luck/skill to all!!
  8. Those are fabulous!!- thanks!!........
  9. Agree with all, with a few additional comments; I think disease sometimes plays a role too- carp herpesvirus devastates populations of common carp- it is very contagious and kllls the carp; it is carried by koi. Populations are thinned out and I think you'll see smaller fish for awhile as the population recovers and grows. I fished a swim in St. Louis last year where "there were so many carp, and big ones patrolling the shore", etc. etc., but when we set up, we caught one small buffalo and two 2lb carp-that was it. Found out the lake suffered an outbreak 2 years prior.....Also bow hunting in certain areas likely removes a lot of breeder stock, causing a shift towards smaller fish..........here's a 1lbr caught last fall.....my smallest is 7 oz....... PS- MOCarp- to me it looks like the blue heron picture may be photo-shopped-the lighting looks wrong on the fishes left gill/head/fin, the interface of bird beak and fish head is lined, and there's no difference in the water where the fish tail is lying........maybe just me-seen tooooo many photo-shopped pics........what is the origin do you know?......thanks!
  10. Very good points!- yes I would never divulge to a group of "unknowns"........I think CAG needs to be much more active in this aspect of fish conservation............
  11. MoCarp-I have BassPro asking me to talk about carp fishing-I think that will be a great way to combat the bowfishing-appeal to the catch and release aspect that professionals utilize and simply ask what the contradiction is!...............
  12. Great job!...those are very nice fish!!!......Gettin my gear together to fish "your style"..........may see you out there next weekend!.....
  13. WOW!!!!!!!!!- CONGRATULATIONS Jacob, Michael, Brandon, Jerome, Darren, Dave, Brett, Terry, Craig, the organizers of the CAG Big Four Spring 2017 and all who participated!!, simply a stupendous event. Only my second CAG Big Four but I feel very fortunate to know a group of anglers who treat these fish with care and respect!- Kudos to all!!!........looking forward to many more, and maybe a couple other competitions!.................MOCarper..............
  14. Ditto!!.....I fished a new swim at a Federal Wildlife Refuge ( the Big Muddy along the Missouri River)- same thing- no trash cans, but plenty of trash.....though I saw fish rolling, I caught one small drum, and as I left I thought it was a sad commentary- nightcrawler containers, walmart bags, beer cans and bottles, line, etc. etc.- picked it all up ( used the walmart bag), hauled it back home (2 hours) and disposed of it........... I agree- we are all responsible...........sometimes even if it means cleaning up after others.....made me feel good that it looked a little nicer than when I arrived.............