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    ALL FISHING!, falconry, arrowheads, birding, wildlife artist, family

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  1. Hello all!! February is winding down, but not the carpin!.......6 fish on Sunday, 2 on Monday, and then this afternoon, 3 more....my son landed 2 like a pro- you can see his confidence growing with each outing!.....Doesn't match Luke's latest 100lb challenge in 2 hours on Cats and Carp.com, or even close to what you're going to catch at ATC (-I wish I was there, even just to watch!!)....but it is still nice to have the chance to fish!!....hope ya like- all caught from a 300yd stretch of creek- 3lbs to a couple of 9lbrs and todays fish topped 218lbs for the month.............things are warming up!!!.... good luck all wherever you're fishin, and those who aren't-GO-or you will regret it...
  2. ...and the carpin continues, though not as hot as last week...6 fish the past two days, 5+,5+,6+,7+,8+ including this very fat, very dark 10lbr today (last pic)......and another couple split barbell fish-our department of conservation is interested in these as a possible sequela to pollution!, and surprisingly, when I told them I had caught two mirrors this past fall, they were very interested and asked to keep them up to date on any further catches.......if anyone in Missouri has or does catch some mirrors, can you contact me?............supposed to warm into the 60s by the end of the week, so I'm thinking about goin carpin......
  3. Hi all! I have a simple request; can ya'll send me a photo, with a weight and length, of any common carp you catch with fan-shaped/branched barbels?....I have now caught 5, all from the same location so far and I am trying to see if this is a step-up in evolution of carp barbels-branching to gain surface area and increase success of finding food-maybe pressure from less food in the waterway?...anyway-just seein if anyone out there has caught carp with similar barbels-appreciate any help!!......MO Carper..........
  4. Yep- it is a simple cast across-maybe 30-40 feet?.... there is a gravel bar dead-center that drops into a small pool,, maybe 6-8 feet deep at most, which then empties into a much much larger pool at the bend, but that's full of snags...the first pool is right at the end of riffles, so I figure they are lying in the most-oxygenated area of slack water and move up or down depending on weather.....I chum boiled corn at the riffles and sweet corn juice, then wait......this time, literally, I had a fish on within 3 minutes of casting......seemed they were just stacked up in there......I'm going to try to video a short episode and show the subtle-bite technique I use sometime.........and not one channel cat, which I have problems with during the summer..................always looking for new spots!!.....will be headed to Shawnee Mission lake once we get a better stretch of warmer temps.....maybe as soon as a month!!.......thanks for the comments all!!!
  5. And the carpin continues!!.....In 4 hours caught 12 carp from 6lbs 6oz up to an 11lb 13 oz!!, plus a 10-1, 10-4, 10-7, and a 9-9.... a total of 104lbs 3oz....an average of over 8 1/2lbs!!...and I lost more than a half-dozen hits as well.....temps were climbing into the 50s today and warmer tomorrow, but alas, can't go tomorrow.......I had one with only one eye, and another with unusual fimbriated (fanned-out) barbels-the second or third I've caught from this spot.....also noted most fish fought much harder than last month-water was a little warmer......and most of the carp were in good body condition, but not the fat ones I noted last month- maybe they're starting to feed cause they're using body condition/fat reserves and the water is starting to warm just abit?........some truly beautiful, vibrant colors in most-you couldn't paint the shine!!!.......sorry for all the pics-just my youthful enthusiasm!!...good carpin all!!!......
  6. You know you're still addicted when..... .......those little goldfish crackers look more and more like they want to be caught......interesting the trademark for the fish is "Finn" ....................and you hang around your river fish display waiting for the day you get out to fish again!!!! ............................and you nearly order a brass carp statue to place on the dash of your car!!!! ..................................getting closer and closer to spring!!!..good luck all!!
  7. Geezzzz-so tempting, but its a no-go-can't put it together........sorry Eddie, I really want to!!!!!!!!..........
  8. I have a similar scenario at several area lakes-here's my thoughts- 1. Fish at night-no-ones around....you still can't fish off the dock, but the fish are hungry-no-ones around to feed them!.... 2. If there is a chunk-rock bank, many times it runs close to the marina and you'll lose a lot of rigs, but you'll catch a lot of carp!! if you can find where it ends, get your bait at the edge- I think the carp cruise the edge of the rocks..... 2. Chum a line away from the docks-most of the larger docks either have drop-stone cables, posts, or cables to stabilize the dock and you may hook-em, but they will invariably wrap around that stabilizer and you'll lose them-they tend to circle back to the dock, not away. Some docks are true floating docks-just ask the marina manager how the dock is stabilized....(usually the oldest employee- they were there when the marina was built 3. I am chumming boiled field corn with vanilla, sometimes with birdseed, then using sweet corn and sweet peas or a pack bait with panko, oats, birdseed, and soaked fish pellets- the pellets release from the pack bait-that attracts a bunch!!!........-get-um away from the docks if it is anchored though..... I was surprised how good fishing was this weekend in a small creek- I'm standing exactly 1/2 way across it-just found a wintering school I think........
  9. Arrggghhhhhhh Eddie-sorry......if I can pull it off, I would join you!-never been to one and just to see some bigguns and how to do it would be fabulous!!....I really doubt it but let me see what I can do........I can let u know midweek?....................
  10. What a day today!.....62F, so took my son ( a CAG member too!) fishin about 8 minutes away-just a creek next to a grocery store, though no one fishes it for carp).......well....with the subtle bite technique we caught 7 carp; 55lbs 6oz.....in 3 hours.....none of these flip-flopped fought!- all made several runs.............that makes 17 carp for January, including my two FFF, for 107lbs 11oz!!- for a 6.29lb average!!..............Never would have guessed it!-thanks in part to all the CAG members for sharing all their expertise.........was going to a large lake, but too windy, and viola!-fishes!!!!!....Cant wait til it warms up!!! ....................sometimes ya just gotta go fish!!!.......keeps your sanity!!!!!..................good luck and skill all!!!....On to February!!
  11. Yep!-there are two and neither look very good......there's a nice drum in there..........I'd guess this guy at 12-15, maybe a little bigger........maybe trying Shawnee Monday.....gotta a couple new spots around town to try.........getting fish itchy!!!......
  12. ..... :).......thats a goodun!!......and when........ everything you see are carp, carp everywhere!!!....
  13. When you see them swimming, not impressed-seem to be slow moving (at least in the cover) but when snagged, they take off- seem to be sprinters as opposed to the endurance of the common carp.....Huge number of them at the end of the cove massing along a culvert inflow-you could watch them gulping/filtering the water...too bad ya can't hook them though........they'll be there soon enough unfortunately....
  14. That's a night carp dreams are made of!- GREAT JOB!!............and I keeps on dreamin!.............
  15. see my other post about my wife's first carp!!! What a nice day!!....traveled the 3 and 1/2 hours to St. Louis to fish under clear skies and an afternoon temp of 68F!!!......Fishing was non-existent for 4 hours!!!!- 4!!!!!!!!!!!!, very disappointed had my wife and son (both CAG members)....very frustrating!-notta on sweet corn, strawberry panko, oat panko-nuthin!....and then!! viola, two small tail-snagged big head's (one here- ehhh/ugghhh), and one after another common carp!........started with the 8lb 10oz, followed by 6lb 6 (doubled with my son's 4lb 8ozer-he'll post his pics in a bit...), a fierce 5lb 12oz, then a 2lb 3 and 2lb 5- A total amongst us of 10 carp..8 of which were commons for a total of 38lbs!!... all the commons were caught over 2 and one-half hours....a nice, nice day!!...........Go CAG!!!!!!