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  1. Hi All, With all the discussion of Grass Carp on the great lakes and some large ones being caught in toronto I am surprised that carpers on the great lakes have not caught any. Has anyone heard of a carper catching any in Canadian waters?
  2. Love that mirror and the smile on the boys face!
  3. This is great guys! Thanks for all the suggestions and precautions Good food for thought. Good news is that I will likely be making a number of batches so I may be able to try many of the ideas! Question though.... Is there a general rule about adding flavoring during the boil or after the boil. I have not used a pressure cooker much but when when cooking for people I tend to add the aromatic spices towards the end so the flavor towards the end to avoid them boiling off.... What should I do with Maize?
  4. Hi all, In the dog days of winter I find my thoughts turning to spring carp at ice out... Sigh.... Last season I started preparing my own maize, plain mostly but I was thinking of being more creative this time around. I picked up a pressure cooker as boiling it on my bbq was proving to take way too long. I will be starting it on the stove and then continuing on the bbq this spring. Are there any suggestions for flavourings while it boils? I was thinking of something salty like fermented soy bean paste. How about after it is done? I know there are commercial mixes available but I was th
  5. Nice fishing! That small one has a cartoonish shape to it.
  6. Thanks guys! I intend to get a better net and hit this swim a couple more time this month!
  7. I went to Long Sault last week and I all I caught was these: I went back, by hook or by crook, lucky or not I managed to land my personal best. More than double my previous PB of 7lbs.... My new manual scale indicated the weight at about 17 lbs. Not a monster but a nice fish. It was a slow take I watched my rod tip go down and the baitrunner start to give line. I picked up the rod and felt the weight of the fish. I knew it was big and I was getting nervous.... It took line and went straight for the bottom. I was wondering what cover a fish would break for as I saw no visible structure by
  8. Way to a be positive fishing ambassador!
  9. Thanks guys! SoCal... I have been there... I'm sure your luck will change!
  10. I intended to gear up and fish the Rideau for Pike and Musky but I found the water to high and to fast to think it would be productive so I decided to change my target to Carp. All fish were caught on a #6 circle hook. I have been using two general approaches (i) a light split shot and a relatively freeline and (ii) a float rigged so the bait lies on the bottom. I pre-bait with both corn and a homemade ground mix and fish with a worm. I went two for five. The first own was lost as I was getting used to the area. The bank had grown weedy and the weed mat was thick and my net was not long e
  11. I was trying for suckers and redhorse on the south nation today. I new Carp was a possibility. I got an aggresive strike and as I reeled it in I noticed it was a nice size carp. I must have been sloppy because my line broke at the knot (I was using 6lb Fluro); I was kicking myself. I picked up my backup rod (another ultra-light), baited it up and tossed it in quickly. Given the activity I was seeing under the surface I thought a pod might be moving in. Within another minute I had an aggressive strike. After a good fight on the UL gear with a lot of give and take I landed a PB carp. I did not
  12. What part of the St. Lawrence? It's long river.
  13. Hi All, I have not posted here in awhile but I have been trolling regularly. Just wanted to drop in and say I got my first common in Ottawa this evening. One of the local fishing groups had a troll about Carp in a storm management facility near my home. I pinged the individual but never got any follow-up. I went there in the spring but did not see any signs of fish. Earlier this week I had some time at lunch so I decided to take a walk and see if there were any signs of fish. The water was cloudy but I did see allot of bubbling and I did see the some fish disturbing the water; Then out of no
  14. Arvand... I really appreciate all the DIY carping things you post.
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