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  1. Congratulations! Thanks for stepping up to take this job on!
  2. I tried to recruit Mrs Nook but she isn’t into fishing or camping unfortunately. I hope this is a successful event and the ladies show up.
  3. I enjoyed part 1! Looking forward to part 2!
  4. Josh, my heart goes out to you and your friends and family. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Well said, MO. I was just telling my wife about him and while I didn’t know him either, I like to think he was having fun out fishing for Carp until the end. A retired school teacher in his profile confirms he led a useful life helping kids learn. See you on the other side when I get there, Frank.
  6. Sage advice, thanks! The spot I fished I was lucky to get out! I’ll break out my smaller rods/reels☺️
  7. Nice fish, MO! I swear it’s been 7 or 8 outings without a carp now. I must not be holding my mouth right as my grandma always said 🤣
  8. Had 3 kernels of pineapple maize on one hair rig and an orange tutti fruiti Tiger nut with pink pop op tutti fruiti maize.
  9. Went to the mouth of a creek and the Meramec River for five hours, blanked. Put a gallon of boiled seed mixture soaked in RH chili hemp oil and spimbed a quart or two of fresh boiled maize, wasn’t lazy on the baiting campaign. Had a few taps on the oatmeal-creamed corn-pineapple method, but alas no fish to show for again😩
  10. Dave Bayne Nanook Missouri
  11. Thanks for the replies! I think I’ve gotten much better on technique, speed, and my ability to get rods in the water quickly. I’m just new and lacking fish captures. Creeks are tough for me due to disability unfortunately, but I’ve fished them and the Mississippi sloughs over the years with really big carp up to 20 pounds. I’ll probably use the winter to read and learn how to tie rigs with longer hairs than the pretied rigs have for more pickups.
  12. There used to be a Missouri Chair named Dave but his messages are turned off and his phone number that was posted is not in service, so maybe he checked out altogether.
  13. So, I shouldn’t take it personally 😂 I am fishing areas where I know big carp inhabit, but they’re either deeper, farther out, or way upstream. I’m wondering if I should just wait until Spring? Or, heavily prebait a swim for a few days prior to see if that brings them in. It sure would be nice if there was just ONE person in my area I could fish with for pointers.
  14. Well, I entered the Fall Big 4 and caught one 26 pound grass carp, blanked on 6 or 7 other occasions. Simpson Lake two blanks and the Meramec River 4 or 5 blanks at different flood stages, the River was flooded and finally receding for a couple weeks now. I get out there and spomb 10-15 times initially, use a combination of boilies, fake corn, real corn and Rod Hutchinson Tiger Nuts. Nothing! Very frustrating trying to find the damn carp. There is a great spot on the river where the MSD feed enters and the park guys said the carp are bow hunted there, but alas, I can’t get down the steep hill to fish it. Im struggling trying to find them, lots of rivers but nothing in my matt! Maybe a fish finder or something to see if carp are anywhere within a mile from my chosen spot🤣
  15. Good video. Bet you use some strong hand soap to get that yellow dye off your hands?
  16. Much appreciated. I’m struggling finding fishable swims.
  17. Awesome fish! Ive fished twice this week, blanked for six hours one day and hit the river the second day when after 4 hours landed a 26.5 oz grass carp. Left my tripod in the car and it wouldn’t have counted to the big 4 anyway.
  18. This is a guy who writes articles for the Missouri Conservation Magazine and has been on many TV programs talking about fishing here. He also shocks many lakes in the spring to assess health and populations. I actually saw them shocking in a John boat one day on a lake I routinely took 5-15 pound carp and only catfish and bluegill were taken. All the carp that used to be regularly stocked have been caught and eaten, or slowly dissipated with the years passing. I’m going to see if I can find some access nearby to the Mississippi, all but a few small locations are on private property, making it difficult to fish if you’re gimpy like myself. Plus, the rivers have been badly flooded this year. My Big 4 is currently ZERO, ZIP, NADA & ZILCH😂🤣😂
  19. Hehe. A guy in his 60’s stopped next to me about four hours into my session and caught several drum, catfish and even a small carp or buffalo using worms. It was depressing! About an hour before I left I tried adding some cc moore pellet mix to a pva bag with an Odyssey popup boilie to at least catch a catfish, to no avail. Fishing for anything with worms was always productive🤪 The lake I was fishing was several feet above flood stage since it’s attached to the river, so that might be affecting things a bit, but that guy next to me was doing just fine. I spoke to a fisheries biologist who has been in the field here in Missouri for 30 years, here is what he said about our local lakes: With respect to accessible common carp fishing opportunities, there simply are not that many. Some large carp do occur in a variety of lakes (including Bee Tree and Creve Coeur), but their numbers are low. Busch Lake 33 does have slightly greater numbers of large carp and given that a mowed levee encircles most of the lake, it is relatively accessible in addition to the floating fishing dock near the dam. The most robust carp population I can think of resides in Sunfish Lake (Spanish Lake County Park in north STL County). Though some larger carp (10-15 pounds) exist, the majority average 3 pounds. Most of the shoreline is wooded, but shoreline adjacent to the parking area is cleared/mowed. Larger brush piles seem to attract carp in this lake, but the northern basin is relatively shallow and seems to hold the majority of fish. I'm sorry I cannot provide more leads for lake/pond common carp fishing near St. Louis. Good luck with your future fishing trips.
  20. Been blanking with oats, creamed corn and pineapple flavoring on my last three sessions. Could be not many carp in the areas, could be the rivers are flooded, could be the wrong pack bait?? Our temperature has been 50-70’s, so not very cold, but I’m struggling to catch fish. Using maize, fake maize, pop up mainline boilies, tigernuts by RH and various flavored RH corn/maize. I’m wondering what I can do to up my game.
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