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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
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....
Jim Reynolds posted a topic in Illinois Carp Fishing NEWS Tournaments and ContestsI think the Carp are happy with the warm weather. I caught a glimpse of a few rolling on the surface. I sight rarley observed for me this time of year. A few pics from today as I got out a couple hours. I also would like to mention that the Pips, baskets, hooks, leads, beads, fake corn, and pop-ups used to catch Carp today all were free. They were part of the grab bag so to speak at the end of the last Tourney in Joliet. I blanked every single time this year at Joliet, however I'm catching fish right now and will continue to catch fish for some time with the the items mentioned above. Thanks to the guys that donated and made it possible for me to catch Carp today.