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  1. Here's a good video where a gourmet chef promotes calling them silverfin, thus removing the carp stigma. He says they taste better than tilipia, and if they are invasive, isn't that all the more reason to remove them the habitat?
  2. This seems to indicate that Silver Carp and Grass Carp are subspecies of Asian Carp.
  3. Are these related,or the same? I've been watching videos and reading about both. According to some people, grass carp are sacred and rare, introduced to slow the spread of noxious vegetation, and genetically bred to be unable to reproduce. Therefore, they should always be carefully returned to the water where they were caught. According to others, they are an abominable destroyer of habitat, and should be killed in every instance. I often see the terms used interchangeably, as if they are the same. I was fascinated by one video where a gourmet chef proposed calling them silver carp o
  4. Just wondering if anyone uses braided line for carp fishing. Any pros or cons or other advice?
  5. I saw several that size jumping clear out of the water. Prettty cool.
  6. Actually, it was my first carp ever, but that counts, right? This is a pleasant little pond in an Arvada Colorado City Park, and the weather was outstanding today. I waited til it warmed up in the afternoon. I discovered my pack bait had a bit of mold in it, and wondered if that would affect my results. Then I wondered if I had set the bit alarm correctly. Apparently I had. Just as I reached up to check it, it went off. I was surprised, thinking it couldn't be that sensitive. And it wasn't. there was a fish on. And the carp didn't seem to mind the mold one bit. Reeled him in to
  7. What are you doing October 12? Here's a really experienced carp angler who is going to be fishing the tidal basin then and invited people to come along.
  8. I use canned corn in my pack bait, but plastic on the hair. Never had a problem. I tie a fairly short hair.
  9. Don't mean to hijack this thread, but based on the experiences shared here, has anybody used hominy (posole)? It's treated corn after all, and appears stronger than canned sweet corn. And for those of you who use fake corn, do you use a flavoring on it?
  10. Looks like your situation is similar to what we have here in Colorado. Chumming (pre-baiting) is illegal. "It is illegal to introduce anything into waters of the state for the purpose of attempting to attract fish (e.g. chumming, artificial light, acoustic equipment, etc.) that is not attached or applied to a lure as defined" "A lure is defined as any man-made object comprised of metal, plastic, wood and/or other nonedible materials made or used to catch fish." So, if you use a method lead, or popup boilie rig, etc., you are fine as long as the bait it attached to the lure. Some here
  11. Best wishes Philip. I hear they do carp fishing in Blighty too. :-)
  12. That's the way it goes in Colorado Steve. Spring was last week. But you'll be plenty nostalgic for this cold wet weather when we hit the tenth day in a row over 90°F.
  13. They have it on Walmart.com. I think you can order it and have it delivered to your local store; perhaps even your home.
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